As a student-centered learning community in which students, faculty and staff embrace education as a lifelong pursuit and act responsibily to preserve the natural environment, Coastal Carolina University embraces the following values: Truth, Respect, Integrity and Excellence.
The Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative Office is committed to transform Coastal Carolina University into an environmentally sustainable university through campus operations, student curriculum, engaging students through learning and outreach, and collaboration in the community through sustainable stewardship of resources. The office facilitates the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices and curricula for the campus by:
Sustainable programs that are established and operational on campus and strive to meet the goals of the Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative as well as the Coastal Carolina University Strategic Plan.
Role in Sustainability Initiative: Eco-Rep and member of Students for Environmental Action
Best memory while involved with the Initiative:
“A group of us participated in Power Shift 2011 inWashington,DC. Thousands of passionate, empowered youth marched from the Capitol to the White House promoting the use of clean energy. Business men and women cheered us on from their office buildings, many even joining our march! It was absolutely amazing to be part of something that joined “green” college students with powerful business-people. It is surely an experience I’ll never forget!”
Importance of the Initiative for CCU:
“The Sustainability Initiative affects everybody at CCU. Recycling bins throughout campus make something new and useful out of items that would have ended up in a landfill. Hydration Stations provide access to clean water to decrease the amount of plastic bottles used on campus. You can even rent a bicycle on campus! The Sustainability Initiative also gives students the resources to learn more about the environment and actually make a difference in their communities, which is best of all!”