Profiles in Sustainability – Kristen Hitchcock

       Kristen Hitchcock is the Sustainability Coordinator for Georgia College’s Office of Sustainability and has been since August 1, 2016. Hailing from Tennille, Georgia, Ms. Hitchcock was raised on her grandfather’s farm. She spent her childhood exploring the woodlands near her house, which helped to inspire within her a love of nature. Ms.Continue reading “Profiles in Sustainability – Kristen Hitchcock”

Upcoming AASHE Webinars

There are some fantastic free webinars coming up from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE): EMERGE: Mindshifting Through Emergent Leadership November 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST http://www.aashe.org/calendar/emergent-leadership/ Learn How Campuses can Identify and Engage in Key Energy Policy November 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ESTContinue reading “Upcoming AASHE Webinars”

Profiles in Sustainability – Cameron Skinner

       Cameron Skinner is a junior environmental science major here at Georgia College (GC) with a minor in geology. He was born in raised in Dublin, Georgia. He has played tennis for seven years but now focuses mostly on academics, work, and community service. He has a younger sister who is ten yearsContinue reading “Profiles in Sustainability – Cameron Skinner”

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”

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 Maldonado Environmental Hero Award

Colin A. Maldonado graduated from Georgia College in 2013, with a major in environmental science and a minor in geology. While on campus, he was very active, having served as President of the Environmental Science Club, as a leader at the GC Wellness and Recreation Center climbing wall, and as a member of the BikeContinue reading “2017 Maldonado Environmental Hero Award”

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!”

4th Annual Campus Green Initiative Fund Symposium

The Campus Green Initiative Symposium on April 23, 2015 featured keynote speaker Gary Ferguson, an accomplished author and lecturer.  Mr. Ferguson delivered an engaging 45-minute lecture on how to get America back to the heyday of environmental appreciation.  The audience of over 100 was treated to a short history of the American environmental movement, andContinue reading “4th Annual Campus Green Initiative Fund Symposium”

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center

For Spring Break this year, Associate Director for Sustainability Lori Strawder accompanied three Georgia College students on an “Alternative Spring Break” to the Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center in Washburn, Tennessee.  The group learned about ways of living that don’t damage the Earth, including permaculture gardening, energy efficient housing, and low-water plumbing. “We built lodgesContinue reading “Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center”

Composting at Georgia College

The March 2015 Green Bag Discussion was facilitated by Susan Daniels, Assistant Director for Landscaping and Grounds.  Susan led a discussion on the production and usage of organic materials at Georgia College, including the installation of a new industrial food waste composter and the school garden at West Campus. Susan has been at Georgia College forContinue reading “Composting at Georgia College”