Center for Sustainable Development

The Center for Sustainable Development is a hub for sustainability and sustainable development with a focus on applied research, experiential learning, operational management, and public engagement on campus and in the greater Charleston community. Organizationally, the Center is located within Academic Affairs, which gives it a high profile on campus and in the community, where it can be accessed by, and have an influence on, all members of our campus community. This represents an exciting step forward for the College of Charleston and signals a new chapter in our esteemed history. We hope you join us in establishing the vision, cultivating ideas, and strategically implementing those ideas and visions toward a Sustainable CofC.

Year 5 Voting Information

The College of Charleston strives to advance sustainability literacy and empower Cougar students to solve local and global environmental, social and economic challenges. To achieve this collective mission, the Center for Sustainable Development needs your help to select the next sustainability theme that will shape annual campus programming.

The current CofC Sustains/Solves theme is food security. Next year's theme is global warming and climate change. In 2021-22, a new theme will be pulled from a list of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Please cast your vote for the 2021-22 sustainability literacy theme and help shape our college community's future conversations and actions!

Vote now here.

Call for Entries: College of Charleston Quality Enhancement Plan 4th Annual Sustainability Literacy Expression of the Year

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2020-2021 Theme: Global Warming and Climate Change

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Applications due April 10th, 2020 at 5 pm EST

Latest News


The College Today - Student Art Work Explores Food Security

Check out The College Today's latest article, a piece about the Student Art Expression of the Year for this year's theme of food insecurity.  One of the installations is featured in front of our office at 10 Green Way!  Congrats to all 3 students who had their proposals selected!

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