Campus Recreation

Environmental Stewardship

CORE believes that each and every one of us plays a vital role in protecting the environment.  With that philosophy in mind we try to go beyond the principles of Leave No Trace and attempt to give back to our local natural resource areas and the community.  This page will provide information on local events related to environmental stewardship and community service.  If you have an idea for an event or would like to partner with us on an event please let us know by e-mailing 

What CORE has done:

12 Mile River Cleanup - (Completed on May 23, 2009)

CORE had a good turnout to its first ever river clean-up at 12 Mile Creek in Central, SC in association with American Rivers National River Cleanup.  This is a favorite spot for local kayakers to spend a couple of hours, as well as, local fishers. We cleaned from the dam (just above the water intake plant) on Lay Bridge Rd. to Maw Bridge. This is also adjacent to Clemson University property. The cleanup started at 9am and ended around 12:30 noon. A special thanks goes to PalmettoPride and Solid Green for providing supplies. In total we cleaned up about 1.5 miles of river, where we collected 4 bags of cans, 11 bags of trash and 25 tires!!! 

Lake Issaqueena Clean-Up (Completed on July 13, 2008)

The joint effort between CORE and the Foothills Branch of the Sierra Club proved to be a success in the Lake Issaqueena Clean-up. Two Clemson students and three Sierra Club members participated in the clean-up on what turned out to be a cool and rainy day. The clean-up resulted in 5 bags of trash, 3 tires, and a paint can. This was the first joint effort in a community project between CORE and the Sierra Club, and is a relationship that will hopefully continue to grow in the future.


What you can do:

Go Veg!

Livestock production contributes to 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions - more than all cars & SUVs in the U.S. - it is also largely responsible for a number of other problems such as deforestation, excessive water use, and food scarcity. Don't think you can do it? Then try taking the Meatless Monday Pledge!

The Audubon Society and Greenpeace also promote going veg as a way to combat global warming and water quality degradation.

Solid Green

Clemson University has its own program devoted to making our campus more Green. Check out what they have going on and get involved.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

It goes without saying, but we will say it anyways. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!