Six Georgia College students attended the annual meeting of the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network on Friday, September 19th 2014 at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The students participated in workshops, discussions, and learning opportunities. They were motivated by a powerful keynote address by V. Anne Hearn, the acting Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 4 of the Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Hearn encouraged our students and others in the audience to “Be the Change” for the future.
Among the other speakers the students heard from were:
- Andrea Schroer from Charge Georgia, presenting state initiatives to help deliver electric car charging stations throughout the state
- Felicia Davis from the Atlanta University Center’s Anchors for Sustainability, presenting on the opportunities and challenges of sustainable development in the Vine City EcoDistrict
- Dr. Michael E. Chang and Dr. Lissa Leege from Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern, presenting “Employers, Colleges, and Universities Tell All: 11 Truths about Sustainability Education in Georgia”
- Jett Hattaway, a student at Kennesaw State who developed the campus garden, delivered a talk titled “Embracing Diversity and Student Leadership in Sustainability”
- Malika Shettar, a student at Emory University, recalling her team’s success at Emory at Oxfore in a talk titled “Spreading the Seed of Sustainability on a Small Campus”