An Inside Look Into Furman’s Greenbelt

By Tyler Carlson I have enjoyed every second I have spent here on Furman University’s campus.  Some of my most cherished memories were created here with my friends and family.  Likewise, I have made decisions here that have altered my education as well as my current outlook on life.  With that being said, it is easy to see how Furman has become ingrained into my … Continue reading An Inside Look Into Furman’s Greenbelt

8 Ways to Eat Sustainably At Furman

I am not a vegan, vegetarian or pescetarian, but I still feel ashamed when I eat foods that I know have a large impact on our environment. Americans don’t usually realize how much virtual water and resources go into their daily meals. I want to eat more mindfully and encourage others to do the same. I have compiled some resources that have informed me of … Continue reading 8 Ways to Eat Sustainably At Furman

Why Do We Weatherize? The National Energy Burden & Benefits of Weatherization

By Jade Carberry Basic energy services such as heating and cooling are often taken for granted, especially in developed countries. Lack of access to affordable energy services, however, often results in difficulty in satisfying many basic needs. According to a recent study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE),  (http://energyefficiencyforall.org/sites/default/files/Lifting%20the%20High%20Energy%20Burden_0.pdf), low income households spend almost 7.2% of their household income on utility bills, … Continue reading Why Do We Weatherize? The National Energy Burden & Benefits of Weatherization

Tiny Living, Big Advantage: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Building Less

By: Logan Richardson The Tiny House Movement is a sweeping phenomenon in our nation, largely as a result of the economic downturn in the past decade.  As the Assessment Fellow who is responsible for compiling Furman’s annual greenhouse gas report, I am fascinated about how this movement can help to reduce America’s drastic carbon emissions and play a small part in helping our environment.   … Continue reading Tiny Living, Big Advantage: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Building Less