Help Georgia College Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month!

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, colleges and universities organize events on campus and elsewhere to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents. These events include teach-ins, sustainability pledge drives, zero-energy concerts, waste audits, green sportingContinue reading “Help Georgia College Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month!”

Sustainability Fee Program

According to Section Two of the Sustainability Council’s bylaws, its purpose is to, “…identify and promote actions and initiatives that will enhance sustainability on campus” and to, “…incorporate the practices of sustainability and environmental planning into the short and long-term activities of the university…”. One of the ways the Sustainability Council aims to accomplish theseContinue reading “Sustainability Fee Program”

Profiles in Sustainability: Lori Strawder

     Lori Strawder has worked as the Chief Sustainability Officer since 2012. Prior to her current role, she was the Facilities Operations Office Manager, and she has been employed at Georgia College for eighteen years. She arrived at her current position, as she states, “as part of a reorganization within the Office of FacilitiesContinue reading “Profiles in Sustainability: Lori Strawder”

Sustainability Council Retreat 2017

Georgia College is well into a new fiscal year. A new class of Bobcats has recently joined our campus. Two newly renovated buildings – Beeson and Mayfair – opened on campus. In this same spirit of renewal, the Georgia College Sustainability Council held its annual retreat on August 9, 2017, with council members, students, andContinue reading “Sustainability Council Retreat 2017”

Recycling During the Summer

The summer is now in full swing and the Georgia College Office of Sustainability is still open and providing services to the Georgia College community. The Office of Sustainability is delivering news and information through this blog but, it also responsible for monitoring and educating the community on sustainable behaviors. Even though it is summer,Continue reading “Recycling During the Summer”

Green Bag Discussion Series- A Monthly Lunch & Learn on Sustainability

The Sustainability Council launched the Green Bag Discussion Series today, featuring Associate Director for Sustainability Lori Strawder, who presented the newly-approved Campus Sustainability Plan.  The discussion series is a monthly lunch & learn meeting, on the first Monday or Tuesday of the month, to help explain and explore sustainability topics on campus.  Upcoming events willContinue reading “Green Bag Discussion Series- A Monthly Lunch & Learn on Sustainability”

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”

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!”

Shades of Green makes NWF Best Practices in Sustainability

The multi-faceted Shades of Green symposium has been selected by the National Wildlife Federation as a best practice in campus sustainability.  Dr. Dee Sams and others are to be congratulated for putting together an outstanding educational program, and for receiving such a high honor from one of the country’s leading environmental organizations! You can seeContinue reading “Shades of Green makes NWF Best Practices in Sustainability”