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The Office of Sustainability graphic was created in Fall 2011; the design idea was from one of Dr. Fisher's students. For us, it represents the core of sustainability.

We strive to shift from linear to cyclical systems that can replenish and restore our environment, while reshaping our relationships to each other as part of a community.  The colored shapes are the letter "C" that represents both College of Charleston and the "cradle to cradle" systems that divert linear processes and practices into cyclical ones. For example, we strive to be a zero-waste campus where we eliminate waste and all regenerating material is cycled back into the system. This design allows for innovation and diversity, two very important aspects of sustainability, as they allow for the creation of a more balance approach that can be sustained, ad infinitum.

Our “shared vision” for sustainability, is shaped by our efforts to cultivate a sense of connection between people, culture and place. This is the foundation for a resilient community. Within the logo's infinity symbol are images that demonstrate the scale of integrated interaction. To the left is an image of the cityscape of Charleston and to the right, an image of the earth. This emphasizes the connection of local communities to the greater ecosystems. We are a conjoined local and global community, connected by larger systems with the potential to foster infinite cycles of replenishment. For us, sustainability is not a slogan or a policy to be championed, but rather a philosophy that underpins our approach to education, infrastructure, community, and culture meeting the changing needs of the 21st Century.