Sustainability: In light of our current situation

By: Chloe Sandifer-Stech I don’t know about you, but I’ve found it very interesting to see the positive effects that economic and industrial limitations have had on the natural environment. It’s refreshing to see images of cleaner air in China, and pictures of the crystal-clear Venice water. While these may only be temporary outcomes of our current situation, it shows how a society, under necessary … Continue reading Sustainability: In light of our current situation

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary – Building on the Earth Day Legacy

By: Weston Dripps Executive Director at Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities and Furman University Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences What started in 1970 as a grass roots teach-in in the United States has become a massive global movement today. The overwhelming outpouring and success of that first Earth Day celebration that had an estimated 20 million Americans participating really sparked the modern environmental movement. … Continue reading Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary – Building on the Earth Day Legacy

Bon Appetit!

By: Amanda Egan Greetings, Furman community! My name is Amanda Egan, and I am the Bon Appetit Student Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. The past few weeks have brought unexpected change to all of us as we learn to maintain our community digitally. While challenging, it has been wonderful to see how we have adapted and persevered. All of the Shi Center fellowships look … Continue reading Bon Appetit!