Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.65
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Furman University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
No

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:
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Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Furman is home to the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability. They provide a hub where educators, students, and community leaders can work together, exploring the most complex issues of sustainability. It is also home to a robust student fellowship program, providing students with opportunities to explore and solve sustainability problems both on and off campus. The faculty affiliate program brings faculty from many disciplines together to collaborate on research and share ideas, while integrating sustainability into the curriculum.

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/shicenter/Pages/default.aspx


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
5

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Weston Dripps, Director; Laura Bain, Associate Director; Kelly Grant Purvis, Associate Director; Hannah Dailey, Program Coordinator, Bruce Adams, Farm Manager

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Shi Center for Sustainability is responsible for implementing, coordinating, and tracking sustainability for the entire campus. With the guidance of Sustainable Furman, the sustainability master plan, the Shi Center has garnered support for sustainability among students, faculty, and staff. Some accomplishments include: working with facilities to implement environmentally friendly landscape and construction practices, providing opportunities for students to solve sustainability problems on campus, such as drafting a campus-wide transportation plan and conducting a waste-audit and creating a framework for a zero-waste campus, and hosting an AASHE Hub workshop on integrating sustainability into curriculum through campus living-learning laboratories.


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