Creating a Sustainable Carolina
Improving our practices requires the efforts of individuals in every field, discipline and organization across campus.
Buildings & Offices
All new and renovated buildings pursue, at a minimum, LEED Silver and Green Globes certification.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are encouraged to get involved with sustainability efforts across campus.
We're consistently working to reduce campus energy consumption and contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
Conservation programs and initiatives help the university in its commitment to preserving the natural environment on campus, across the state and around the world.
We work diligently with numerous campus, local, state, regional and national stakeholders to create an equitable, environmentally-friendly campus food system.
Students who want to adopt a sustainable lifestyle at home have options both on and off-campus.
Alternative and public transportation options abound on our pedestrian and bike-friendly campus.
We work to repurpose and minimize waste of all types and strive toward a zero-waste campus.
We promote wellness across campus as a way to live more mindfully, paying attention to how we treat ourselves and our environment.
Our Commitment to a Conscientious Campus
Supporting Local, Small and Non-Profit Businesses
By encouraging purchasing from small and local businesses, UofSC is driving economic growth through our collective green purchasing power.