Summer only officially started yesterday, but two of our new student summer orientation sessions are already behind us. Georgia College orientation, sponsored by the Office of New Student Programs, is a comprehensive head start program where our new Bobcats are introduced to all the resources necessary for a smooth transition to college life. More information about these day-long sessions can be found here. One of the featured events is the Bobcat Marketplace, which the Office of Sustainability always attends.
The Bobcat Marketplace is held on Front Campus from noon until 2:00 pm during each orientation session. Campus organizations and departments sit at their tents and tables, eager to provide information to the students and their parents. The Office of Sustainability can be easily found there. We are typically situated between the Environmental Science Club and the Nonhuman Animal Rights Advocates and use our solar powered golf cart as our table.
Fig. 1. GC students Julia Steele and Cameron Skinner representing the Office of Sustainability.
Please stop by to learn about sustainability as a practice and profession, as well as the ways that you can get involved with Georgia College’s many sustainability initiatives. You can also score a free water bottle if you play our recycling game, to learn how to properly recycle once you arrive on campus. The water bottles were generously donated to us by Brita and can be filled at our Brita hydration stations or water fountains located around campus.
Fig. 2. You can get a free Brita water bottle when you play our recycling game.
There are only three orientations sessions remaining, on June 23, July 14, and July 21. We look forward to meeting then!
Fig. 3. We enjoyed meeting all of the new Bobcats, and their families, who stopped by our cart!