A Sense of Place
We envision our campus as a sustainability pedagogical opportunity, a chance to infuse sustainability across our curriculum and provide applied, real-world sustainability experiences for students. These “Living Learning Labs” merge academics and campus spaces to provide students with real-world skills and, in some cases, a path to help meet our sustainability goals. We maintain a number of different Living Learning Labs, including a five-acre solar farm, a campus organic practice farm (Furman Farm), a former Japanese temple (Place of Peace), a replica of Thoreau’s cabin, a 28-acre campus lake, and a sustainability student fellows program, among others.
2994solar panels at the solar farm
8LEED certified buildings on campus
52tons of compost generated from food waste
For more information about our campus as lab program contact Laura Bain at the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities.
Take a tour of Furman’s sustainable features, including the Living Learning Labs highlighted here.
Campus as Lab Info Sheets: