Sustainability at Claflin

Sustainability begins at home. See some of the many ways we are reducing our environmental impact and promoting a healthier planet.

Dining Center with Solar Panels on Roof


  • Princeton Review's Guide to 361 Green Colleges 
  • Building Green Initiative Top 10 Green HBCUs 
  • Recognized in 2013 by the Clark Atlanta University Building Green Initiative 
  • Won the $25,000 Grand Prize in PepsiCo Recycling's Campus Recycling Challenge
  • Signed the "American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment"

Commitment to Sustainability

Claflin's remarkable commitment to sustainability is evident university wide!

  • Earth Day Celebration/Tree Planting - Yearly community event featuring local businesses and organizations who support sustainability.
  • Cutting-edge research with biofuels and bioremediation. Our world-class faculty have added research related to removing Chromium-6, a cancer-causing chemical found in our drinking water.
  • Hybrid Campus Cars - Vehicles such as the Ford Fusion and the Toyota Prius were purchased and are used for long distance travel and school use.
  • Dining hall trays have been eliminated to conserve water.
  • Fiscal AfƵs Green Projects - Online direct deposit, online check stubs and electronic timesheets significantly reduces the use of paper forms. 
  • Campus recycling containers located in all buildings on campus and on the yard.
  • A new campus energy policy launched in 2014, establishing standards and guidelines for energy use at Claflin.
  • Water Bottle Filtration System - located in various campus buildings as water fill-up stations.
  • Solar panel systems on the dining hall, Corson Hall and Kleist Hall reduce energy consumption.
  • Biodigester equipment in the dining hall composts food waste.
  • The construction of Claflin Commons includes an energy recovery ventilation system that provides better indoor air quality and reduces energy costs.
  • Hydris, an on-site Generation system, produces a green cleaning solution that is utilized by housekeeping.
  • Clothing Donation - Clothing that is left by students in the residential halls after spring semester is donated to Goodwill. 

Environmental Impact Report

Download the Environmental Impact Report - 2016 (PDF)
Download the Environmental Impact Report - 2017 (PDF)
Download the Sustainability at Claflin University report

Related links


Claflin University's Earth Day 2017

Claflin University's Earth Day 2017 

Claflin University's Earth Day 2017

Claflin University's Earth Day 2017

Claflin University's Earth Day 2017

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