Accounting Students Promote Sustainability in Business at SC State University

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SC State’s Lambda Theta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the national accounting honor society, and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) will launch a ‘Sustainability at SC State’ campaign on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. What exactly is sustainability in business?  It involves ecological economics where social, cultural, health-related and monetary/financial aspects are integrated.  In essence, it means reducing the carbon footprint to improve the social, cultural and health environments in a cost efficient manner.

SC State University is a large entity with more than 4,000 faculty, staff and students. The goal of the ‘Sustainability at SC State’ campaign is to make everyone aware of what they can do to make the campus and their living environment more ‘eco-friendly’ and impact the bottom line. To assist with these efforts, BAP and NABA invite everyone to join in the launch of the ‘Sustainability at SC State’ campaign on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, with several activities, such as dropping off old electronic equipment like cell phones, digital cameras, gaming systems and other devices in front of Belcher Hall between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. These devices do not have to be in working condition.  Proceeds from the sale of these devices will be used to implement ‘green’ ideas on campus. 

You are also encouraged to participate in the “Eco Adventure Contest.”  Students, faculty and staff are asked to suggest cost effective ideas (other than recycling paper and cans) that can be implemented on campus.  The top two ideas will receive an award.  Ideas should be emailed to Dr. Barbara Adams, BAP advisor, at no later than Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010.

Sustainability posters, flyers and go-green cards will be distributed across campus to remind everyone to create an eco-friendly working and living environment. A greener workplace can mean a lighter ecological footprint, a healthier and more productive place to work and good news for the bottom line. This will be an on-going project, so let’s make SC State University a greener workplace and living environment.

For more information on the ‘Sustainability at SC State’ campaign, contact Dr. Barbara Adams at (803) 536-8449 or professor Anthony Masino, NABA advisor, at (803) 536-8215.