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Sustainability and Recycling - Awards

As of 2016, MUSC is a certified "Bee Campus" by Bee Campus USA. The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of practices that support pollinators, including bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, among thousands of other species. For more information about the application process for becoming a Bee Campus USA affiliate, visit


MUSC Sustainability and Recycling was honored to receive the 2016 Annual Recycling Award from the Carolina Recycling Association (CRA) for its Lab Recycling Program.

The award from CRA “honors top performers that advance waste reduction and recycling in the Carolinas”. MUSC’s lab recycling program provides labs with recycling bins and in-person training on how to safely and effectively recycle lab-related plastic, glass, and metal that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. As a result of these efforts, MUSC has seen a 27.5% increase in the tonnage of plastic, glass, and metal recycling and has saved $17,000 annually in hauling and landfill fees. There are an estimated 700 labs on campus and MUSC is actively trying to expand recycling to more of them. 2016 CRA Award Winners Page

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The Bioengineering Building located at 70 President Street was completed in 2012 and is now officially certified as the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold building on the MUSC campus.

On May 17, 2013 MUSC was presented two Captain Pride Awards by the Community Pride foundation in recognition of the efforts made by MUSC Grounds, MUSC Office of Health Promotion and MUSC Nutritional Services to significantly improve our environment, making it a healthier and more pleasant campus. For more information on Community Pride, Inc. click here

The City of Charleston presented MUSC with the Green Business Pioneer Award on Feb 8, 2012 at the Best in Green and Local event.

The City of Charleston's 2011-2012 Green Business Challenge recognized MUSC's Dental School for saving 370 gallons of water. Dr John Sanders, Dean of the College of Dental Medicine is in the group on the left receiving his certificate from Mayor Riley.

MUSC hosted this year's award ceremony in the new Drug Discovery building Auditorium on Feb 27, 2013

The Kick-off for the new year and Award celebration included a Green Tour of our campus.

The City of Charleston's 2010-2011 Green Business Challenge presented awards to MUSC and 54 other successful participants on Sep 15, 2011.

  • MUSC College of Health Professions, College of Pharmacy and Institute of Psychiatry completed the City of Charleston Green Business Challenge
  • Green Business Challenge Outstanding Energy Savings Award went to MUSC College of Health Professions Building A, saved $28,800 tax dollars

For more information or to register for next year's Challenge

"MUSC recognized for Recycling, green campusCatalyst, June 24, 2011: MUSC took some big steps in the past year to create and establish a more sustainable, green and energy efficient campus for its 12,000 employees and students. And MUSC's Sustainability and Recycling Program has the awards to prove it... read full article

2011 Community Pride Environmental Stewardship Award 

SC DHEC 2011 Earth Day Award
Top Ten Finalist in RecycleMania

ASCEM - Association of South Carolina Energy Managers 2010 Energy Project of the year Award

MUSC Sustainability receives 2010 Outstanding University Recycling Program Award from DHEC click here to read full article

MUSC's paper recycling program was a finalist in the 2010 American Forest & Paper Association Recycling Award:

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To Submit a Recycling Service
Request Call 843-792-4119
MUSC Sustainability & Recycling 
97 Jonathan Lucas MSC 190 
Charleston, SC 29425
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