On November 8th, the Shi Center for Sustainability will be co-sponsoring the CLP event Islam and Environmentalism as part of its Sustainability Speaker Series. As part of the World Religions Symposium–a series of Cultural Life Program (CLP) events that focus on different aspects of Islam–the upcoming CLP will feature a lecture by Dr. Eleanor Finnegan from Coastal Carolina University. Dr. Finnegan’s research interests include American Islam and … Continue reading Sustainability Speaker Series: Eleanor Finnegan
Written by Kris Hajny Even at Furman University, I still can’t help but feel like environmentalists are often the minority working against a majority, trying to accomplish goals that few are aware of or feel matter. This weekend, however, was the 27th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference. Hundreds of people met together in Greenville to discuss some important agricultural issues and policies. Seeing so many like-minded … Continue reading The 27th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Written by Anne-Marie Melief This past summer I spent several weeks with two of my good friends in a small town in Montana. With the town’s population hovering around 125 residents and the nearest Wal-Mart a solid hour’s drive away, I think it is safe to say we were in the middle of nowhere. Or rather, how I liked to think about it, we were … Continue reading Welcome to Paradise, Mt.
Written by Emma Poppante Since being back at Furman, I have been so impressed by all the amazing stories that my fellow Sustainability Science majors have told me about their summer experiences. From trips to Tanzania and internships with local farms to research projects with Furman professors, our majors are really delving into sustainable research by connecting with the local community and expanding their understandings … Continue reading Enhancing your Major: Ecovillage Internships