Sustainability Education Projects

Certificate in Sustainability

Students pursuing any major on campus, both undergraduate and advanced, may earn the Certificate in Sustainability.  This interdisciplinary program features introductory and upper-level courses in sustainability, economics, ethics, and ecology.  Students complete a capstone project to culminate their integrated course experience.

To declare the Certificate, please consult with your Academic Advisor.

Certificate in Sustainability Flyer 3

Earth Week Activities

 Earth Day is celebrated internationally each year on April 22. Here at Georgia College, we celebrate Earth Week during the week around or leading up to this date. During the week, you can find us hosting many earth-themed events, such as “Don’t Flush It,” a play about F.O.G.s, and Times Talks about recycling. We have even taken over the Georgia College SnapChat account!

You can read more about two of the biggest Earth Week Activities – EarthFest! and Symposium – below.


 Every year during Earth Week, the Environmental Science Club hosts Earth Fest on Front Campus to celebrate the Earth and sustainability on the Georgia College campus and within our community. Earth Fest is typically held on the Friday of each Earth Week.


During this event, many clubs and organizations host informational tables. Activities, including arts and crafts, musical guests, yoga, and games, also provide entertainment throughout the day.

Sustainability Fee Program Symposium

 Every year during Earth Week, the Sustainability Council hosts a Symposium on campus. This event is funded through the Sustainability Fee.

During this event, posters explaining various sustainability projects implemented on campus are displayed. We also host special guest speakers, movies and panel discussion.



Shades of Green is dedicated to responsible leadership grounded in ethics, corporate, and social responsibility for the creation and maintenance of a sustainable world. The mission of the Shades of Green Symposium is to develop environmentally responsible citizens through collaboration of the Georgia College Sustainability Council with students, faculty, staff, community members, and strategic business partners. Thus, Shades of Green is dedicated to providing valuable education opportunities outside the classroom that expand knowledge beyond textbooks and lectures.

Shades of Green

 Shades of Green is a sustainability initiative started by Dr. Doreen (Dee) Sams in 2008 when she invited Carl Perazzola, Deputy Chief of the corrosion Prevention arm of the US Air Force to speak to her class on sustainability. His talk was a hit and eventually grew into a panel event which was under the direction of a Founding Board in 2010. By 2011, Shades of Green grew into a full week of events. Shades of Green now has a Foundation Account, and its symposium held each Fall.

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