UCapture: Furman’s Next Step Towards Carbon Neutrality

In 2009, Furman’s Board of Trustees unanimously determined to integrate sustainability into the University culture under the framework Sustainable Furman.  As part of that plan, the University made the ambitious decision to become Carbon Neutral by 2026. More than eight years later with multiple LEED certified buildings, a number seven rating in the Sustainable Campus Index, and five percent of its total energy produced by … Continue reading UCapture: Furman’s Next Step Towards Carbon Neutrality

Sustainability and Benjamin Franklin’s Virtues

In 1726, 20 year old Benjamin Franklin devised a system of 13 virtues for the purpose of developing his character. Nearly 300 years later, this character-building system creates one of the most productive figures in American history. So why do Franklin’s 13 virtues even matter? In my opinion, these virtues (at least some anyway) can be related to the values of sustainability. For the past … Continue reading Sustainability and Benjamin Franklin’s Virtues