“It is not only appropriate for Clemson to be involved in the development of a green economy for South Carolina, it is mandatory,” President James Barker

Clemson University’s commitment to sustainability is fundamental. It is not something new. It is long standing, deep and broad. Sustainability is evident in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field –arenas in which we carry out our mission of teaching, research and service.

The CU-ICAR campus reflects the university’s commitment to sustainability. We strive to lead in environmental, economic and social stewardship; to yield cost savings through reduced operating costs; to provide healthy environments for students, faculty, staff and visitors; and to contribute to the university’s goals of protecting, conserving and enhancing the region’s and the state’s environmental resources.


CU-ICAR is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partners.

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources. Follow the link below for more information about the Green Power Partnership program.