Welcome to the Green Room
The Green Room Energy and Environmental Initiative (G.R.E.E.N.) Showcase Room is a green model residence hall room at Furman University intended to foster and promote eco-friendly lifestyle choices and product selection among students. The development of the room is a collaborative project among Kappa Delta Sorority, the student Environmental Action Group, the University Office of Housing and Residence Life, the University Shi Center for Sustainability and Environmental Education, and the National Wildlife Federation. The room has been designed and fitted with energy saving features and environmentally friendly products and sustainable materials to help students realize that choices they make in their individual rooms can and will impact their individual contributions to, and thus the university’s, ecological and carbon footprints. Two students from Kappa Delta Sorority are selected each year to live in the room and serve as environmental stewards for the project. The two students publicly document their experiences via this webpage and blog, and host monthly open room tours for students and guests to visit and learn more about the room. The project is in its second year.