Georgia Arbor Day Celebration at West Campus

You have probably heard of Arbor Day on many occasions, but have you ever stopped to think about the significance of this tradition or how we observe it on campus? The first official observance in the United States was held on April 10, 1872, in Nebraska; and it is now celebrated nationally on the lastContinue reading “Georgia Arbor Day Celebration at West Campus”

Georgia College Is a Tree Campus USA

On February 14, 2017, I attended the second annual Mayors’ Symposium and Statewide Arbor Day Celebration with my colleague Susan Daniels. This celebration was hosted by Trees Atlanta, the Georgia Urban Forest Council, and the Georgia Forestry Commission at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center. This year’s event was titled “Colleges, Corporations, and Cities: Building CampusContinue reading “Georgia College Is a Tree Campus USA”

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!”

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”

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”

December Green Bag- Campus Sustainability

The December 2014 Green Bag Discussion Series featured  Dr. Doug Oetter’s students in Environmental Science and Geography 4400: Resource Use.  The students presented their course projects to investigate campus resource use. The class was divided into five focus groups – Electricity, Food, Gasoline, Materials and Water. Working with student, staff and faculty leaders, the studentsContinue reading “December Green Bag- Campus Sustainability”

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”

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!”

It’s Official- Wellness Center makes LEED Silver!

Congratulations, Georgia College!  You have achieved the US Green Building Council’s LEED Silver designation for the Wellness Center!  This tremendous effort makes Georgia College the first institution in Central Georgia to have a LEED building!  Thanks are due to Mark Bowen and the entire building design and construction team! LEED stands for Leadership in EnergyContinue reading “It’s Official- Wellness Center makes LEED Silver!”