Get Involved

Sustainability performance is measured by the triple bottom line accounting framework of people (social), planet, and profit. Companies track their success in the social sphere through key indicators such as volunteer hours completed, money donated, and people reached. You can increase your own social sustainability performance by getting involved. You can get involved by volunteeringContinue reading “Get Involved”

Meet Us At Your Summer Orientation!

Summer only officially started yesterday, but two of our new student summer orientation sessions are already behind us. Georgia College orientation, sponsored by the Office of New Student Programs, is a comprehensive head start program where our new Bobcats are introduced to all the resources necessary for a smooth transition to college life. More informationContinue reading “Meet Us At Your Summer Orientation!”

Welcome to Georgia College, Class of 2021!

Fig. 1. A picture of Georgia College’s front campus. Hello, freshmen, and welcome to Georgia College. This article will introduce you to some of the interesting opportunities available at Georgia College. For starters, this blog is a part of the outreach efforts of the Sustainability Office which helps to make the campus a greener placeContinue reading “Welcome to Georgia College, Class of 2021!”

2017 Dodge the Dump

The final week of classes are an exciting and busy time at Georgia College, especially for our students. They are conquering their finals, signing up for summer classes, lining up jobs, and, of-course, moving out of their dorm rooms. Unfortunately, the move-out process generates a lot of waste; and not all of it is trash.Continue reading “2017 Dodge the Dump”

Earth Week Snapchat Takeover

In honor of Earth Week 2017, the Office of Sustainability took over the Georgia College Snapchat (@georgiacollege). Throughout the week, followers were able to virtually meet the staff of the Office of Sustainability, tour the composting site and West Campus Garden, and learn what can and cannot be recycled on campus. The Snapchat was updated to show allContinue reading “Earth Week Snapchat Takeover”

Narrow Ridge: An Alternative Spring Break Experience

In March of 2015, a group of four from Georgia College participated in the Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center Alternative Spring Break program. While there, they were joined by students from the University of Tennessee and the University of Connecticut. Due to their positive feedback, Chief Sustainability Officer Lori Strawder, student Ashlie Adamson, and IContinue reading “Narrow Ridge: An Alternative Spring Break Experience”

RecycleMania: One Month In

RecycleMania is in full swing. You may be asking yourself, what have we been up to? We tracked our recycling! For Georgia College, based on our initial assumptions, the average cumulative recycling rate is 7.5%. Our weekly recycling rates have ranged from between 6.9 and 8.3%! You can also see what our recycling means inContinue reading “RecycleMania: One Month In”

RecycleMania 2017 Has Begun

Georgia College (GC) has entered the RecycleMania 2017 competition. Beginning in January of 2001 between just two schools, Ohio University and Miami University, RecycleMania (Fig. 1) now includes the voluntary participation of schools across the United States and Canada. RecycleMania is not only a competition but also a benchmarking tool which occurs over an eight-weekContinue reading “RecycleMania 2017 Has Begun”

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”