Managing Waste

Looking for ways to recycle, reduce and reuse resources is smart, not only because it furthers our sustainability efforts, but also because it helps our bottom line. We are always diligently looking for new ways to prevent waste, big and small.

Duke Hall Gets Modern Facelift

An old residence hall on campus is getting an energy-efficient facelift, thanks to Duke Energy’s Smart Building Advantage program. 


Science Center to House Center for Renewable Energy

Construction will begin in 2012 on a new Science Center that will be constructed with sustainable materials and methods designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards.


JCSU Launches Community Home Energy Initiative

Along with the housing rehabilitation project managed by the Johnson C. Smith University Center for Applied Leadership, student interns implemented a Green Rehab program for the surrounding community.


University Included in Waste Reduction Master Plan

In 2011, Johnson C. Smith University joined an organization of local universities and colleges to share information on reducing solid waste on each of the participating campuses.


Recycling for Charity

Johnson C. Smith University participated in two recycling initiatives with a dual purpose - saving unwanted items from the landfill while supporting local charities.


Students Evaluate Recycling Options

Students performed comprehensive research and analysis on sustainability efforts at JCSU.


Recycling Gets Underway

The campus is starting to see dividends from its plastic, cardboard and scrap metal recycling that began in 2009.