Furman University

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Furman University is a private, coeducational,liberal arts college of 2,600 students in Greenville,S.C. Founded in 1826, it is the oldest and most selective private institution in South Carolina.Widely recognized for its excellent academic program and strong faculty, Furman has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is widely considered to be one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.Over ten years ago Furman formally adopted sustainability as one of its primary strategic goals.Sustainability was a major emphasis of the university's strategic plan adopted in 1997, and in 2001 the Board of Trustees unanimously agreed that the university should promote "sustainability through educational programs,campus operations/construction practices and public awareness initiatives. The university's commitments to sustainability and environmental stewardship have encompassed campus operations,purchasing,the academic program, and community-based research and service learning.


Every year, we ask partners to renew their commitment: Join the 2016–2017 Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign now!

Cumulative Savings

Greenhouse Gas Emissions (lbs.) 568,217
Dollars $40,726
kWh 366,820
BTUs 45,614,509

This organization is a member of Climate Savers Computing Initiative that is also participating in the pledge. See Climate Savers Computing Initiative's progress too!