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Furman Earns No. 8 Ranking in Sustainable Campus Index

Nov 13, 2017 07:59AM ● Published by Emily Stevenson

Furman University has been recognized as one of the top 10 overall performers in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, claiming the eighth spot in the national rankings among baccalaureate institutions.

The 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 areas and overall by institution type, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized report card in the world for grading sustainability performance in higher education. Furman currently holds a STARS “Gold Rating” in recognition of its sustainability achievements, and is one of just a few institutions in the Southeast to reach this rating.

“Over the past few decades, Furman has established itself as a sustainability leader in higher education, both in terms of its curriculum and its campus operations,” says Weston Dripps, executive director of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability. “Being recognized as a top sustainability performer nationally speaks to our ongoing hard work, efforts and sustainability achievements.”

The full Sustainable Campus Index report is available at this link (see page 71).

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