Creating A Thriving Earth For All

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About Us 

Synergies is a digital platform produced by the Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston to educate, inspire, and mobilize students, staff, and the greater community to embody sustainability in their work and their lives. We intend Synergies to be a community resource with articles, essays, artwork, podcasts, and DIY projects connected with creating a thriving Earth for all.

The Office of Sustainability is organizationally located within the Division of Business Affairs at the College of Charleston and is comprised of staff members and student interns.

What We Do 

Applied Research

The 71% Project researches and responds to the effects of marine plastic and the seafood industry on the South Carolina Lowcountry. Reinvest CofC strategically campaigned for the College of Charleston to invest in socially responsible companies.

Experiential Learning

Interns get their hands dirty with the Garden Apprenticeship Program, learning life skills like organic food and medicinal herb gardening, restorative agriculture, and mycoremediation. Our DIY Workshop interns teach attendees how to make their own natural products. Interns grow into leaders by organizing events like the Sustainable Nutrition Workshop and Sustainability Week.

Operational Mangement

The Zero Waste Project maintains compost and speciality recycling projects on campus and runs Zero Waste event services with the goal for a zero waste campus by 2030. The Bike Share Program is a bike education hub and offers overnight bike rentals to CofC students, staff, and faculty at the Stern Center.

Public Engagement

Social Justice Coffee Hour facilitates panel discussions on environmental and social issues. The Media & Marketing Team produces creative, educational content with Web Design, Social Media, Podcasts, Photo/ Video, and Community Outreach interns. The Sustainable Greek Initiative and ECOllective Student Project Committee are run by a lead intern and involve committees of student members.

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Inquiries 

Nikki Scioscia, Editor

nssciosc@cofc.edu