Environment and Climate

The Sullivan Foundation is committed to promoting the efforts of our partner schools and the social enterprise sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Here we provide news coverage related to Goal No. 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; Goal No. 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal No. 13: Climate Action; Goal No. 14: Life Below Water; and Goal No. 15: Life on Land.

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Some Airports Make Strides to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Bans on single-use plastic water bottles have been implemented or are in the works at various airports, but planes still pose a carbon-emissions threat.
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Wofford College's Environmental Studies Department Celebrates a "Decade of Ruggedness"

The interdisciplinary nature of the school's Environmental Studies major sets Wofford apart from other institutions of higher learning.
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Edible Bowls and Plates Could Take a Bite out of Plastic Waste

Munch Bowls in South Africa is the latest company to roll out a line of fully biodegradable, edible bowls and edible plates made from wheat bran.

IKEA Says Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics on Jan. 1, 2020

The Swedish retail giant pledged to get rid of all single-use plastics in its home furnishings and restaurants.
this photo shows the importance of a successful campus recycling program to maintaining the beauty of Saint Leo University.

Campus Recycling Program Makes Comeback at Saint Leo University

After closing down its program due to contaminated bins a few years ago, the Sullivan Foundation partner school has made huge strides in recycling and waste reduction in 2019.
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Furman University Wins Award for Green Buildings

The U.S. Green Building Council Carolinas honored the Sullivan Foundation partner school for its innovative, high-performance buildings constructed with sustainability in mind.