2014 Cool Schools Rankings- GC at #171

The 2014 Cools Schools report came out this week, and GC came in at #171.  It’s the first year we’ve been ranked, and while there is room to move up, we are ahead of most of our peers, many of which were not ranked. Other schools to note: Georgia Institute of Technology    10 Appalachian StateContinue reading “2014 Cool Schools Rankings- GC at #171”

GC Sustainability Leaders Attend Professional Workshop

Associate Director for Sustainability Lori Strawder and Sustainability Council Chair Doug Oetter recently attended the Campus Sustainability Leadership Program at the University of Vermont.  The week-long professional development workshop offered extensive training and skill-building in campus sustainability, including: Introduction and Systems Thinking Campus Operations Curricula Making Change: Specific Strategies Community Partnerships and Sustainability Education LeadershipContinue reading “GC Sustainability Leaders Attend Professional Workshop”

Sustainability Courses at Georgia College

The Sustainability in the Curriculum teaching circle recently updated the list of core and upper-level courses that include significant sustainability content: Course Name Description BIOL 1120 Biodiversity Includes in depth treatment of ecology and conservation biology are covered ENSC 1000/1000L Introduction to Environmental Science Course directly addresses sustainability, resource use, and water issues ENSC 1050Continue reading “Sustainability Courses at Georgia College”

Ennis Hall Targeted for LEED Silver

The team renovating Ennis Hall is targeting their work for the Silver Certificate in the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification process.  Georgia College has enjoyed the the sustainability initiatives of the Wellness & Recreation Center, with its own Silver certification, and we look forward to exploring theContinue reading “Ennis Hall Targeted for LEED Silver”

Conserving Energy During Cold Weather

Dear Campus Community, Due to the severe temperatures, gas and power prices are rising. Directives have been issued to Georgia College by the State of Georgia Natural Gas Program Office and the University System  of Georgia Office of Real Estate and Facilities to minimize usage of power and gas for today where possible. Facilities staffContinue reading “Conserving Energy During Cold Weather”

America Recycles Day

The Environmental Science Club and Sustainability Council are hosting a table FOUR days this week (Tue-Fri, 10-2) for America Recycles Day (15 November)!! We will have a lot of things to pass out and inform, including buttons, stickers, bookmarks, magnets, pencils, and information. Several recycling bins will be raffled away to students who can passContinue reading “America Recycles Day”

Get Ready to Recycle, America!

The Environmental Science Club and Sustainability Council are hosting a table FOUR days this week (Tue-Fri, 10-2) for America Recycles Day (15 November)!!  We will have a lot of things to pass out and inform, including buttons, stickers, bookmarks, magnets, pencils, and information.   Several recycling bins will be raffled away to students who can passContinue reading “Get Ready to Recycle, America!”

Atkinson to join the Heating/Cooling System!

On Friday, October 10th, 2013, a contractor will be onsite working at Atkinson Hall near the cupola. The contractor will be removing the decommissioned chiller located inside the 1st floor mechanical room. Along with the chiller demolition,  the cooling tower and its brick enclosure located outside Atkinson will be removed. The demolition work will runContinue reading “Atkinson to join the Heating/Cooling System!”

GC hosts Georgia Campus Sustainability Network annual conference!

Georgia College will be hosting the annual conference for the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network, at the Macon Center on Friday, 20 September 2013.  Registration is recommended for students, staff, and faculty who want to learn more about best practices and ideas for teaching, research, and facilities.  It’s a great opportunity to meet other sustainability leadersContinue reading “GC hosts Georgia Campus Sustainability Network annual conference!”