Profiles in Sustainability – Julia Steele

     Born and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Ms. Steele works as the Events Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability and has done so for nine months. Her mother hails from South Korea, and she initially taught Ms. Steele about the importance of sustainability. Ms. Steele comments, “From a young age, I learned to neverContinue reading “Profiles in Sustainability – Julia Steele”

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”

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”

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”

Bobcats Work Green

Sustainable development was defined by the Brundtland Report in 1987 as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” A commonly accepted definition of sustainability – “the ability to meet the needs of the present without comprising the ability of future generations to meetContinue reading “Bobcats Work Green”

Getting to Know Your Sustainable Staff, Continued

Introducing:  Mariah Fuller, our social media intern! 1.) What is your role in GCSU’s sustainability efforts, and what brought you to it? Currently my efforts are not only being sustainable myself, but helping others become sustainable. What I can do individually for the environment doubles just by reaching out to a friend and getting themContinue reading “Getting to Know Your Sustainable Staff, Continued”

Getting to Know Your Sustainable Staff

Because our sustainable efforts wouldn’t be possible without the all of the wonderful people on our team, we’d like to introduce individual staff members to the campus through this blog. We thought this questionnaire would be the perfect opportunity to showcase the identities and causes of the figures behind our efforts. So, without further ado,Continue reading “Getting to Know Your Sustainable Staff”