Campus Initiatives

At JCSU, sustainability starts in the classroom. Recycling, preserving energy and living a healthy lifestyle are all good habits that have to be learned. Through new curriculums and student research, we're able to show our students and neighborhood community the benefits of going green.

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.

Duke and JCSU Partner to Offer Workshop

Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, together with the Center for Applied Leadership and Community Development at Johnson C. Smith University, is excited to offer the inaugural Environmental Justice Workshop for teachers, students and community members in June 2012.

Vitality Challenge

At the invitation of President Ronald L. Carter, Dr. Art Ulene -- the “Family Doctor” on the Today Show for 23 years -- has brought his Vitality Challenge to campus and the rest of Mecklenburg County.

Students Engage in Energy Efficiency

More than 100 students at Johnson C. Smith University learned what a carbon footprint is and how their lifestyles affect the environment by attending the ReEnergize Energy Awareness event.

Community Garden to Bring New Life to Northwest Corridor Neighborhoods

A new community garden is planned to complement University’s Sustainability Village as part of JCSU’s Growing Healthy Communities Program. 

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.