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

Affordable Housing as a Transportation Issue

by Lauren Prunkl After working for The Village Wrench bike shop both in the summer of 2016 and 2018, I have caught a very small glimpse of the massive changes occurring in the West Greenville area as well as Greenville as a whole. As a non-native, working at The Village Wrench in 2016 introduced me to some of the challenges Greenville faces such as a … Continue reading Affordable Housing as a Transportation Issue

Oh Land, The Beautiful: Natural Resource Concerns, Land Conservation, and the RCCP

Waterfall in Oconee State Park, SC By Lauren Coury   Land. It is all around us- it is a focus of our communities, culture, and politics. However, some of us take land for granted. We see it as an economic resource that can be used to meet the ever-flowing demands of population growth, consumption, and globalization. It is important to realize that preserved land is … Continue reading Oh Land, The Beautiful: Natural Resource Concerns, Land Conservation, and the RCCP