Tracking our progress on sustainability
The Office of Sustainability pursues campus sustainability and institutional resilience by working on projects that fall under one of the five dimensions outlined by our Sustainability Action Plan:
- Energy and Transportation
- Waste and Water Systems
- Planning and Integration
- Education and Research
- Culture and Community
We invite you to explore our completed and ongoing projects, and we look forward to hearing your feedback!
We partner with fellow students, staff, and faculty as well as members of our larger community to pursue sustainability on the College of Charleston campus and beyond. To this end, we work on initiatives ranging from long-term projects to one-day educational events.
Energy and Transportation
Planning and Integration
Education and Research
Sustainability Shout Outs
While Office of Sustainability news, projects, and events are the focus of this website, we are fortunate to work for a university with countless other organizations and individuals that pursue campus sustainability. Here is a shout out to the amazing Dixie Plantation project as well as the hard-working staff of Residence Life and Housing.
Dixie Plantation's Golden Pearl Heirloom Gardens
As part of it's effort to facilitate and promote student driven, experiential learning, the College of Charleston has embarked on a Sustainable Garden at the 881 acre historic Dixie Plantation. The garden is a Master's Candidate project through the MES Graduate Program, supported in part by the Office of Sustainability and the ECOllective Fund.
The Dixie Plantation's website describes the project as such:
"Through a grant from the Golden Pearl Foundation in 2011, students, faculty and volunteers have been at work on building a large organic garden using heirloom vegetables that date back to the time Dixie was established. In preparation for a major planting in fall 2012, an irrigation system and multiple raised beds have been installed. A pathway lined with original bricks from Randolph Hall removed during the recent restoration create a special link between Dixie and the main campus."