Our Vision Furman University

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.

Our commitment

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

What is sustainability?

How do we define sustainability? For us, it goes beyond environmental stewardship.

Shi Center for Sustainability

The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability is both an anchor for sustainability education and a launch pad for innovative teaching. Established in 2007, the center’s core mission is to promote the study of sustainability both on campus and in 
the greater community. Visit the Shi Center.

Sustainability Planning Council

The Sustainability Planning Council was created in 2005 to oversee and encourage the university's sustainability efforts. Learn how the council is pushing for progress on our campus—and beyond.

National recognition

When it comes to campus sustainability, we’re ahead of the curve. And our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Celebrate with us.

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Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

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