Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Sustainability Science B.S. Degree program

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The Sustainability Science major focuses on the critical linkages between global environmental, human, and social systems and emphasizes complex systems analysis focusing on understanding sustainability related problems and assessing potential solutions.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC-3 Undergraduate Program

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Launched in 2020, the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities is a regionally focused institute promoting human flourishing and sustainability through education, research, and leadership. The institute builds on over a decade of proven success and national renown of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and connects campus and community around developing sustainable communities.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Greenbelt Community

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

The Greenbelt Community is a residential learning and living community that provides eco-friendly housing for students interested in reducing their environmental footprint and leading others to a more sustainable feature. This one-year program is designed to cultivate emerging student leaders who are interested in exploring and living a sustainable lifestyle. Students live in one of two eco-friendly cabins, take a one-credit seminar each semester to discuss sustainable living, and explore their passions by practicing sustainability in a close-knit community. Students are also inspired to develop and implement environmentally-friendly initiatives that will improve our community for future generations.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN-3 Student Life

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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