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Got Sustainability?

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | October 20, 2011 | No Comment |

The Office of Sustainability

As the newest Department in the Division of Business Affairs, the Office of Sustainability is hitting the ground running.

The Office represents the hub for teaching, research, and practice of sustainability at the College of Charleston and in the greater Charleston community. At the reins is Brian Fisher, newly appointed Director of Sustainability.

The word sustainability seems to have gained popularity in recent years, but what does it mean? Sustainability is based on the principle that everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. It is the framework for maintaining the conditions under which humans and nature can coexist. Sustainability ensures that we currently have and will continue to have the resources to protect human health and the environment.

Sustainability at the College

Want to learn how sustainability can impact the College? The Office of Sustainability has developed a video to provide more clarity. You can view the Vision for Sustainability on their YouTube channel (youtube.com/sustainablecofc) by clicking here.

In just a few short months, the Office of Sustainability has already left its mark on campus. They have completed a Greenhouse Gas Audit. Also, with National Campus Sustainability Day coming up, the inaugural installment of the College of Charleston’s “green bag” series will kick off on Wednesday, October 26th, at 12:00 p.m. The first meeting will lay the foundation for a monthly informal meeting featuring a speaker or panel on issues of sustainability. Attendees bring a sandwich and drinks, dessert, and chips will be provided.

If you want to keep up with the Office of Sustainability, visit their Blog, Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter.

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