Hunger and Sustainability

According to the United Nations, one in nine people on the planet do not have access to the amount of food needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Because of this, more people are estimated to die from hunger every day than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined. This has become such a large issue globally, thatContinue reading “Hunger and Sustainability”

Global Climate Change Week

October 19th-25 is Global Climate Change Week, giving all of us an opportunity to reflect on how the actions of modern society as a whole, as well as our individual actions, impact what scientists call “the biggest threat currently facing our planet”. Nearly every aspect of modern life (from transportation to agriculture to fashion) hasContinue reading “Global Climate Change Week”

Do Your Share for Cleaner Air!

The consequences of poor air quality over long periods of time, for both humans and the rest of the natural environment, are appearing all across the globe. In fact, the effects of poor air quality are so intense in certain areas, the WHO estimates, “… air pollution causes about 2 million premature deaths worldwide perContinue reading “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air!”

50 Years of the EPA

For five decades, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked diligently to ensure that America’s natural landscapes and resources are handled with the utmost care. Since their inception in 1970, the organization has enforced significant regulations, implemented National Compliance Initiatives, and passed more than 50 laws and executive orders in an effort to create aContinue reading “50 Years of the EPA”

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”

Sustainability in Action: Aerial Lift Safety Training at GC

When he came to work for Georgia College in 2011, Assistant Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Fire Safety Shea Groebner began touring the college to meet and understand the safety needs of our many departments. In doing so, he observed members of our Theater Department working on aerial lifts. An aerial lift isContinue reading “Sustainability in Action: Aerial Lift Safety Training at GC”