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!”

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”

December Green Bag- Campus Sustainability

The December 2014 Green Bag Discussion Series featured  Dr. Doug Oetter’s students in Environmental Science and Geography 4400: Resource Use.  The students presented their course projects to investigate campus resource use. The class was divided into five focus groups – Electricity, Food, Gasoline, Materials and Water. Working with student, staff and faculty leaders, the studentsContinue reading “December Green Bag- Campus Sustainability”

Green Bag Discussion: Dr. Mark Causey

The November Green Bag Discussion Series featured an excellent presentation by Dr. Mark Causey, Philosophy & Liberal Studies professor.  Dr. Causey talked about the economic, environmental, and health impacts of eating animals, as well as the ethical issues we typically ignore when choosing to consume meat, fish, and dairy products. A key environmental impact ofContinue reading “Green Bag Discussion: Dr. Mark Causey”

Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary- Summary

Gene Baur, President and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, delivered an inspiring and informative talk to Georgia College students, staff, and faculty on Monday, October 6th 2015.  Gene has been speaking on college campuses for 25 years, sharing his knowledge and convictions regarding animal agriculture.  Years ago, he and others learned  how to expose cruelty inContinue reading “Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary- Summary”

Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary

Come hear Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and the man Time magazine has called “the conscience of the food movement” (plus he’s a plant-powered triathlete and marathoner) discuss his work with farm animal rescue.  Gene’s thoughtful and moving presentations set forth the great progress we have achieved by working together and address what each ofContinue reading “Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary”