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”

Book Review: Sustainability Edition!

Title: We Are the Weather Author: Jonathan Safran Foer Year Published: 2019 We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer is an analysis of how our actions, particularly our dietary choices, directly affect the planet’s climate through a very human lens. Although Foer is a practicing vegetarian, and has been for a while, he delvesContinue reading “Book Review: Sustainability Edition!”

Zero Waste Week

What is Zero Waste? The primary purpose of the Zero Waste movement is to attempt to eliminate as much waste from your daily routine as possible. The massive amounts of trash that accumulate in landfills and oceans around the world present a variety of environmental issues such as pollution, water and air contamination, ecosystem destructions,Continue reading “Zero Waste Week”

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”

World Food Day

October 16th is World Food Day! Today is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the fundamental flaws within our global, national, and local food systems, as well as reflect on what part we each play as the individuals that make up these systems. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, please checkContinue reading “World Food Day”

The Cost of Inefficient Food Systems

Poor Agricultural Practices For the past several decades, climate scientists have warned that agricultural industries must undergo significant changes if we are to avoid catastrophic levels of warming to the planet. The global agricultural industry has a notoriously large carbon footprint and, alongside transportation, is one of the largest emitters of carbon dioxide and otherContinue reading “The Cost of Inefficient Food Systems”

Georgia Arbor Day Celebration at West Campus

You have probably heard of Arbor Day on many occasions, but have you ever stopped to think about the significance of this tradition or how we observe it on campus? The first official observance in the United States was held on April 10, 1872, in Nebraska; and it is now celebrated nationally on the lastContinue reading “Georgia Arbor Day Celebration at West Campus”

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”

Georgia College Is a Tree Campus USA

On February 14, 2017, I attended the second annual Mayors’ Symposium and Statewide Arbor Day Celebration with my colleague Susan Daniels. This celebration was hosted by Trees Atlanta, the Georgia Urban Forest Council, and the Georgia Forestry Commission at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center. This year’s event was titled “Colleges, Corporations, and Cities: Building CampusContinue reading “Georgia College Is a Tree Campus USA”

Come Work at the West Campus Garden!

Located on West Campus, near the baseball field, Georgia College (GC) has a community garden, which is fittingly called the West Campus Garden and open for the enjoyment of GC faculty, staff, and students. The garden was made possible through the work of GC alum Lindsay Crowe and current GC student Andrew Wright. These twoContinue reading “Come Work at the West Campus Garden!”