Using Campus and Community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs
June 7-8, 2018

Envision your campus and community as a sustainability pedagogical opportunity, a chance to infuse sustainability across your curriculum and provide applied, real world sustainability experiences for students. In collaboration with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Furman University is offering an interactive idea-generating workshop for sharing and establishing best practices to utilize the campus and surrounding community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs. The workshop is intended for faculty and sustainability staff who are currently using Sustainability Living Learning Labs on their campus or in their surrounding community.

This two day workshop will focus on building a shared framework for developing, institutionalizing, expanding, and maintaining Sustainability Living Learning Lab programs both on campus and in the surrounding community. Participants will be asked to share their experiences, vision, approach, and curricular integration strategies for creating and expanding Sustainability Living Learning Labs at their respective universities.

The workshop sessions will include:
  • ​Outcome-oriented discussions designed to help elevate and enhance existing programs, identify and overcome​ barriers to launching and sustaining these programs, and find the best ways to use and leverage these initiatives to further campus sustainability efforts.
  • Visits to some of Furman's own Living Learning Labs, including our tidal wetland wastewater treatment facility, five-acre solar array, campus organic farm, Japanese temple, and our community based sustainability student fellows program.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will leave with a shared plan and series of actions, strategies, and best practices for supporting, enhancing, and refining their university’s Sustainability Living Learning Labs.


  • The workshop will run from 9-5, with dinner following, June 7 and 8, 2018.
  • Space will be limited to15 participants to ensure a productive, collaborative, and intimate workshop experience.
  • The cost for the workshop is $350, which includes all meals,​​workshop ground transportation, and housing for June 6, 7, and 8.
  • Participants must cover travel to and from Furman University.
  • Applications may be submitted from February 1 through April 9, 2018.



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