Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Maldonado Environmental Hero Award. Colin A. Maldonado was a 2013 graduate of Georgia College, with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Geology. He was President of the Environmental Science Club, a leader for the GC Wellness & Recreation Center climbing wall, and a memberContinue reading “2021 Maldonado Award”
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West Campus Stormwater Study
Senior Cassidy Thompson recently presented her findings on the fate of rainwater that falls at Georgia College’s West Campus Village as part of her senior capstone for her BA in Geography. Cassidy used aerial imagery from airplanes and drones to acquire detailed spatial elevation data and high-resolution photography. Working with a Geographic Information System (GIS),Continue reading “West Campus Stormwater Study”
Upcoming AASHE Webinars
There are some fantastic free webinars coming up from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE): EMERGE: Mindshifting Through Emergent Leadership November 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST http://www.aashe.org/calendar/emergent-leadership/ Learn How Campuses can Identify and Engage in Key Energy Policy November 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ESTContinue reading “Upcoming AASHE Webinars”
Certificate in Sustainability at Georgia College
On March 21st, 2017, the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia approved the Certificate in Sustainability at Georgia College. This interdisciplinary certificate will be managed in the Department of Philosophy and Liberal Studies, in the College of Arts and Sciences, but it includes course offerings from three of the university’s colleges. TheContinue reading “Certificate in Sustainability at Georgia College”
Georgia College is a Tree Campus USA!
Thanks to the hard work of countless individuals, Georgia College has been designated as a Tree Campus USA! This impressive achievement helps our campus protect and promote trees as a critical part of sustainability. The GC Grounds Department has taken the lead on the project, which requires our campus to maintain an inventory of trees,Continue reading “Georgia College is a Tree Campus USA!”
Summer Energy Saving Strategies Announced
The Office of Sustainability has announced energy-saving strategies for dealing with increased electricity demands during the warm summer months. Every department on campus is urged to help reduce electricity usage, both to save money and to cut our carbon emissions. Please review the energy-saving strategies and learn ways you can help save energy!
Arbor Day Tree Planting
The Georgia College Grounds Department celebrated Georgia Arbor Day and the National Arbor Day by planting almost 4,000 trees across campus this spring. Over a dozen student organizations helped plant the trees, involving hundreds of students, staff, and faculty volunteers. Frontpage Announcement In support of the Tree Campus USA designation, the Grounds Department encourages theContinue reading “Arbor Day Tree Planting”
Heat Wave News! Please Conserve Energy!
The current heat wave we are experiencing throughout the state has resulted in an exponential rise in our electricity cost. The heat wave is projected to last into next week and campus constituents are urged to be aware of electricity usage in their offices, labs, residence halls and other spaces. Georgia College purchases electricity onContinue reading “Heat Wave News! Please Conserve Energy!”
4th Annual Campus Green Initiative Fund Symposium
The Campus Green Initiative Symposium on April 23, 2015 featured keynote speaker Gary Ferguson, an accomplished author and lecturer. Mr. Ferguson delivered an engaging 45-minute lecture on how to get America back to the heyday of environmental appreciation. The audience of over 100 was treated to a short history of the American environmental movement, andContinue reading “4th Annual Campus Green Initiative Fund Symposium”
Physics Students Propose Energy and Water Improvements for Herty Hall
The April GreenBag Series discussion featured Physics majors Michael Crawford, Rhett Roberts, Parker McNair, Wenu Mutunda, Kyle Sorrells, and Jairus Elarbee. As part of their senior research project, these students recently conducted an extensive study of enery and water use in Herty Hall. Under the supervision of Dr. Hauke Busch, they examined heat loss throughContinue reading “Physics Students Propose Energy and Water Improvements for Herty Hall”