Sustainability in Greenville

Check out “The City of Greenville: Sustainability” to learn more about how Greenville supports and promotes sustainability as a community.  On this website, you can learn more about Greenville’s Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, Mobility, Recycling and Waste Management, Energy and Buildings, Natural Resources Planning, and Public Involvement and Education. Continue reading Sustainability in Greenville

Upcoming film CLP: Gasland

“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of ‘fracking’ or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a ‘Saudia Arabia of natural gas’ just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. … Continue reading Upcoming film CLP: Gasland

Fighting for our future

At times, being an advocate for sustainability can be quite draining.  It’s inspiring to read and hear about all the research and projects that are propelling our world towards a more sustainable future; however, every once in a while, I can’t help but think about how much further we have to go.  Yes, we’re making progress, but are these advances too little and too late?  … Continue reading Fighting for our future

“Click It – Flip It” Rap

Head over to the “Create a New Climate for Action” website to listen to the “Click It – Flip It” rap.  Here are the lyrics to this catchy tune! Come on and click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right Turn off the water, twist the handle real tight Slip on your sneakers, lace ‘em up tight Leave the car parked, you know … Continue reading “Click It – Flip It” Rap

2010 Annual Report from the Shi Center for Sustainability

Dear Sustainable Friends of Furman,  The past year has been a particularly important time in the development of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability. We are excited to share an overview of this last year with each of you through our annual report. Here is a link to the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability Annual Report for 2010. All best wishes, Angela Halfacre, Director and Associate … Continue reading 2010 Annual Report from the Shi Center for Sustainability

Furman Tribe Found!

I’m starting the semester off in pretty good spirits I’d say- I just learned that I’ve been accepted as a participant in Furman’s “Tribe Wanted” Maymester to take place in Vorovoro, Fiji! Along with 18 others, I’ll be embarking on this 3-week experience to one of the most remote islands of the South Pacific- I am absolutely psyched! We’ll be partaking in a sustainable development … Continue reading Furman Tribe Found!