Recycling: Furman’s Sustainable Lifestyle

Recycling is a key component in every sustainable waste management program across the globe. The extent of the recycling varies per the capital invested in the waste program by the mother company. Furman University, for example, has constantly encouraged sustainable living for their students as well as investing plenty of resources into their facilities operations. This, in turn, has led Furman’s campus close to peak … Continue reading Recycling: Furman’s Sustainable Lifestyle

Bon Appétit: Sustainable Food at Furman

Working with Bon Appetit has been an incredible privilege this semester. Each day I find myself more enthused to be working with a mission I believe in so deeply. I am so encouraged to be a part of Bon Appetit and the integrity they exhibit in efforts to support small local farms, advocate for farm workers’ rights, and provide quality and responsibly-grown foods. The information … Continue reading Bon Appétit: Sustainable Food at Furman

Business and Sustainability: A Match Made for the Future

Being a business administration major, I have a unique outlook on sustainability and the relation between sustainability and business. Sustainability is becoming more and more critical to companies around the world. Just in the past 10 years, we have seen many companies put more money into advertising how sustainable their product or service is. Sustainability or environmental impact tabs have been popping up websites of … Continue reading Business and Sustainability: A Match Made for the Future

Fellowship = Fulfillment: My Shi Journey

At the start of my sophomore year, I felt that I needed to take responsibility for my college experience and be more involved on campus. I was no longer a wide-eyed freshman transitioning to college; now I finally knew where all the buildings were, and the omelette chef knew my order. One of my professors from freshman year knew that I was interested in sustainability … Continue reading Fellowship = Fulfillment: My Shi Journey

Let’s Talk Trash: a look into the EcoReps Sustainable Lifestyle Organization

EcoReps is a new student led organization on Furman’s Campus dedicated to instilling a culture of sustainability through peer education to the entire student body. In the recent past, it seemed as though student engagement in proactive lifestyle change had been lacking and that organizations such as EcoReps could make a positive impact towards cohort and community involvement. As the EcoReps Sustainable Lifestyle Fellow for … Continue reading Let’s Talk Trash: a look into the EcoReps Sustainable Lifestyle Organization

Host Bacteria in Your Compost!

This year, I am managing the compost at the Furman farm. My tasks include working at the off-campus compost site and picking up food waste from the Furman Dining Hall, along with other miscellaneous tasks around the farm. Since I began my job this September, I have learned many new things and acquired skills that I am sure will help me later in life. One … Continue reading Host Bacteria in Your Compost!

Recycling: My Path to Sustainability

Science and sustainability have always played a huge roll in my life. More often than not, I find myself pondering if we, as humans, are truly trying to live as sustainably as possible. While the answer is a resounding NO, this doesn’t stop me from trying to live my life in the most sustainable way I can. This passion first started with my family and … Continue reading Recycling: My Path to Sustainability

About Furman’s *new and improved* Green Office Program

The Green Office Program is currently undergoing its second year on Furman’s campus with the goal to raise awareness on how campus offices can become more sustainable. We do this through data analysis and strong communication with the offices on campus. During its inaugural year, the program had 100% participation from all academic departments. This year, we hope to continue that momentum and enthusiasm by expanding the … Continue reading About Furman’s *new and improved* Green Office Program