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”

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”

GC Sustainability Leaders Attend Professional Workshop

Associate Director for Sustainability Lori Strawder and Sustainability Council Chair Doug Oetter recently attended the Campus Sustainability Leadership Program at the University of Vermont.  The week-long professional development workshop offered extensive training and skill-building in campus sustainability, including: Introduction and Systems Thinking Campus Operations Curricula Making Change: Specific Strategies Community Partnerships and Sustainability Education LeadershipContinue reading “GC Sustainability Leaders Attend Professional Workshop”

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!”