GC Students Attend Georgia Campus Sustainability Network Annual Conference

Six Georgia College students attended the annual meeting of the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network on Friday, September 19th 2014 at Morehouse College in Atlanta.  The students participated in workshops, discussions, and learning opportunities.  They were motivated by a powerful keynote address by V. Anne Hearn, the acting Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 4 of theContinue reading “GC Students Attend Georgia Campus Sustainability Network Annual Conference”

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”

Green Initiative ‘Green Bag’ Discussion Series

SUSTAINABILITY GREEN BAG DISCUSSION SERIES Come share lunch and learn about Campus Sustainability! Monday, 8 September 2014, 12:30-1:30pm HS 211 Topic: Campus Sustainability Plan Speaker: Lori Strawder, Assistant Director of Facilities Operations for Sustainability Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 12:30-1:30pm HS 211 Topic: Georgia College Recycling Program Speaker: Dr. Doug Oetter, Professor of Geography Monday, 3Continue reading “Green Initiative ‘Green Bag’ Discussion Series”

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”

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!”

10 Billion Lives

Sorry for all the posting, but here’s another idea….  Wednesday, Oct. 2 is World Farmed Animals Day and my Ethics and What We Eat classes will be tabling out around the Fountain area that day with information.  This relates to sustainability because animal agriculture contributes more to global warming than the entire transportation sector.  ThereContinue reading “10 Billion Lives”

Food Day speaker

Internationally known speaker, Dr. Melanie Joy, author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, will be speaking in Kilpatrick Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:00PM.  This is a University and community wide event so please help me spread the word.  Invite students, friends, families, or even random strangers….  You can findContinue reading “Food Day speaker”

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”