Did You Know? Furman has eight LEED certified buildings including Hipp Hall, the first LEED certified building in South Carolina, and The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, a former Southern Living Green Design Showcase home. The Physical Activities Center (PAC) is home to a large solar thermal system that generates hot water for the building. The roof also holds a 95 kW solar photovoltaic array that provides electricity to the building, and the elliptical machines are equipped with ReRev technology, which generates electricity from the energy of students, faculty, and staff working out!
Home Sustainable Seafood Week Sustainable Seafood Suppers Ever wanted to cook with Michelin star winning TV chefs and foodie influencers? Now is your chance! This week is one of celebration – of the seafood we all love, and how to enjoy it, while at the same time making sure there is plenty of fish in the sea today, tomorrow, and forever. We are bringing together an inspiring group of well-known British chefs and influencers to show you how simple cooking up sustainable seafood is.
We work hard here at Mountain Rose Herbs to be an example of a business that puts people, plants, and planet before profit. You’ve heard of “the bottom line,” which in business parlance means thinking about profitability. But in our changing world, business leaders are considering whether there is a better, more sustainable model than a purely profit driven one. The “triple bottom line” model brings social and environmental impact into play. It insists on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, it prioritizes people, plants, and planet.
The Eaglecrest Residents’ Association will present their ‘Eagle Talks’ virtually, focusing on food safety and sustainability on Vancouver Island. The virtual event via Zoom is slated to take place on Sept. 29 and will feature Janet Thony, president of the Coombs Farmers Institute. The association is inviting interested Parksville Qualicum Beach residents to register to attend the talk, which will address issues critical to the community during any time of emergency.