Upcoming Sustainability and Technology CLP

IBM Distinguished Lecture Series:  Building a Smarter Planet  Dianne Fodell IBM  Can information technology make the world more sustainable and more intelligent?  Can it make food and water safer?  Can it predict climate changes?  Can it help optimize supply chains, healthcare systems, and energy distribution?  Can it help buildings, roads and cities become more efficient?      Come and learn about the IBM Smarter Planet … Continue reading Upcoming Sustainability and Technology CLP

Arbor Day Celebration at Furman

               In the midst of midterms, homecoming, and a myriad of Halloween arrangements, Furman finds itself preparing for yet another exciting on-campus event: the Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration.                 Furman is one of only six schools nationwide chosen to host such a celebration and was awarded the honor of being selected for the 2010 class of Tree Campus USA schools. Sponsored by the Arbor … Continue reading Arbor Day Celebration at Furman

A Year in Camotán: Furman grad Cameron Tommey’s experience as a Compton Fellow

Check out “A Year in Camotán,” a blog by 2010 Furman graduate Cameron Tommey.  As a recipient of the Compton Mentor Fellowship, Tommey is completing a project in Guatemala titled “Sustainability and Reforestation in the Camotán Region of Guatemala: A Community-Based Approach.”  Through his blog, Tommey details his experience by sharing intriguing stories and beautiful pictures! Continue reading A Year in Camotán: Furman grad Cameron Tommey’s experience as a Compton Fellow

Hallogreen

We’re less than two weeks away from Halloween!  What can you do to celebrate in an eco-friendly way?  Check out “How to Go Green: Halloween” and take the “How Green’s Your Halloween?” quiz to find out. “How to Go Green: Halloween.” Planet Green. Discovery. Web. 18 Oct. 2010. <http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/halloween/index.html&gt;. Continue reading Hallogreen

One person’s trash is another person’s fuel

You may remember reading a post on “The Green Scene at Furman” a few weeks ago about the Oil and Water Project, a journey in which two young men traveled from Alaska to Argentina using biodiesel exclusively. Throughout their trip, Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt used just about any kind of grease they could rack up in order to fuel their retrofitted Japanese fire truck, … Continue reading One person’s trash is another person’s fuel

How big are YOUR feet?

I’ve been working on completing and editing Furman’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the fiscal year 2009 over the past few weeks with Dr. Amelie Davis. We began the organization of this data for the inventory during the spring semester of last year in my Sustainability and Low Carbon Society class, taught by Dr. Davis, through which we worked to evaluate Furman’s total greenhouse gas emissions. … Continue reading How big are YOUR feet?