Garden outside of Shi Center

Our Vision

For more than a decade, we have pioneered sustainable practices and education in a campus environment, as well as guided our community toward a more sustainable future. By integrating sustainability into everything we do, we believe that we’re developing global citizens with the knowledge and tools to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Our master plan, Sustainable Furman, was passed unanimously by the Board of Trustees in 2009. The plan includes the university’s Climate Action Plan targeting carbon neutrality by 2026, the year of our bicentennial. Through this fundamental goal, we have created a campus-wide culture of conservation.

Memorial, Canopy of Life, outside of the Shi Center

Our Commitment

As a sustainability leader in higher education, Furman is a member of several organizations aiming to reduce their environmental footprint.

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What is Sustainability

How do we define sustainability?

For us, it goes beyond environmental stewardship
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Outside of the Shi Center in the middle of summer

National Recognition

Furman is consistently recognized in national programs as a leader in building sustainable college campuses.

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