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Sustainability Initiatives at Clemson

Biosystems Engineering Club

Biosystems Engineering integrates biological, environmental and agricultural sciences to engineer solutions for improving the environment and life as a whole. The Biosystems Engineering Student Club is designed to bring together students with this common interest for social interaction, academic support and environmental activism. The club provides opportunities for networking and professional development and is open to all those interested in the field of biosystems engineering.

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countriesat Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries is a Clemson-based collaborative student initiative, designed to bring sustainable development to third world countries through technical support. Using resources available both inside and outside the University, organization members are able to carry out multiple projects across the globe. The aim of this organization is to improve the standard of living for developing countries.

Click here for more information on the Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries.

Clemson Sustainable Agriculture Program

Student farmers at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

The Sustainable Agriculture (SA) Program is dedicated to sustainable practices in the field of agriculture. The organization encompasses numerous research opportunities, student programs, educational outreaches and much more. The Student Organic Farm, established in 2001, is one successful program developed by the Sustainable Agriculture Program. Located in the Calhoun Field Laboratory, the Organic Farm is a 15 acre space that has been certified as organic and is primarily operated by students. It offers opportunities for research, Creative Inquiry research projects and hands-on experience for students of any discipline. The program also offers numerous other projects and opportunities for research that involve faculty, students and community members.

Click here for more information about the Clemson Sustainable Agriculture Program.

CUSG Sustainability Committee

CUSC Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Clemson University's Undergraduate Student Government has established the Sustainability Committee in order to unite all sustainability efforts on campus and better connect the undergraduate student body and the administration in sustainability issues. Some duties include organizing sustainability week, communicating with administration, coordinating efforts among sustainability-related organizations and individuals, raising awareness, educating about sustainability and conducting various sustainability projects.

Click here for more information about the efforts of the CUSG.

The Clemson SSI is a student proposed fund to stimulate sustainability projects on Clemson's campus. By providing funding for student projects, the Student Sustainability Initiative empowers students to be at the forefront of Clemson's sustainability efforts. The primary source of funding for the SSI comes from a $10 opt-in fee on students' bills, which can be found under the optional fees section. Anyone with ideas related to sustainability can apply for funding through the SSI website. The SSI exists to equip our classmates to create innovative projects - ones that impact our campus.



Eco Reps at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

The Ecology Representatives (Eco-Reps) Program was established in 2011 to better educate and raise awareness about supporting a sustainable lifestyle, specifically within on-campus residences. This program provides opportunities to not only learn more about sustainable initiatives but facilitate discussion within housing complexes to deepen education and promote leadership in these areas.

The Eco-Reps Program encompasses numerous topics such as:

  • Environmental Awareness and Leadership
  • Recycling and Waste Stream Management
  • Energy Conservation
  • Clean Energy
  • Water Conservation
  • Building Design, Construction, Utility Usage, and Building Controls
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Carbon Footprint and Green House Gas Emissions
  • Resource Management
  • Food Production, Preparation, Composting, and Gleaning (gardening)
  • Packaging Materials
  • Chemical Use
  • Human Population

Click here for more information about Eco-Reps.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers without borders at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Engineers Without Borders is a student-run chapter at Clemson that is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions to issues in developing countries. Clemson's chapter has ongoing projects in Nicaragua, Liberia and domestic locations. Engineers Without Borders travels to these locations to implement projects that give students a hands-on classroom engineering design experience. The organization is open to all majors, including non-engineers, and encourages those passionate about using science and engineering for a better world to join.

Click here for more information about Engineers Without Borders website.

LEAF Community

Student farmers at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Leading for our Environment and Future (LEAF) is a Living-Learning Community located in Calhoun Courts that consists of students who are passionate about living "green." Here residents are able to advance their knowledge and skills in practicing sustainability in a like-minded community. Students in LEAF implement projects such as composting, recycling and growing a community garden. The program is open to any student, including incoming freshmen.

Click here for more information about the LEAF Community.

Slow Food

Slow Food at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Slow Food is an organization on campus whose mission is to spread awareness and provide "good, clean, fair food". Slow Food highlights dishes that are made with local food which focuses on sustainable agriculture and short distribution distances, as opposed to industrial agriculture. The organization provides delicious, local meals that help to promote sustainable food.

Visit Slow Food at Clemson University website for more information and Slow Food Facebook.

Solid Green

Solid Green at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Solid Green is all about taking pride in Clemson's campus, taking responsibility for keeping it clean and taking action to help sustain the environment for a better future. First established as an anti-litter campaign, Solid Green has evolved into a student-led organization dedicated to efforts in sustainability to develop a better future. Its mission is to promote a green campus by coordinating and sponsoring events that advance Clemson's commitment to the environment and sustainability. The goals of Solid Green are to raise awareness of littering on campus, recycling, energy conservation, water conservation and other environmental issues; to promote clean-up activities and other events; and to support student groups that promote environmental awareness.

Solid Green Club functions as an active extension of the Clemson University Solid Green Committee by bringing about a heightened awareness of environmental issues and by promoting a "Green Clemson" community by coordinating and sponsoring educational and service activities that further the community's commitment to a more sustainable environment.

Visit Solid Green on Facebook, the Solid Green website, or email Spier Camposano at for more information.