The week of April 16th, The Office of Sustainability partnered with various other organizations around campus to celebrate Earth Week. Earth Week offered a variety of events, including Campus Garden and compost tours, and workshop and symposium featuring guest artist John Sabraw, and a day-long Earthfest celebration on April 20th, all surrounding the slogan, … More Earth Week 2018
The eight-week period of RecycleMania has finally come to a close. Schools from all over the nation are tallying their recycling totals and comparing their ranks on the RecycleMania leaderboard. Here’s how Georgia College stacked up: Total Diversion: 18.826%, rank 138/170 Diversion in 2017: 7.816%, rank 186/194 Per Capita Recycling: 6.046 pounds … More RecycleMania Wrap Up
Four weeks in, RecycleMania rages on; and we are halfway through the season. Each competing college continues to vie for the top spot and contribute to a healthier Earth in the process. We have tracked our recycling rates from the beginning of the event alongside 141 other schools, and Georgia College began its … More Halfway Through RecycleMania
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 never … More Profiles in Sustainability – Julia Steele
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 last … More Georgia Arbor Day Celebration at West Campus
Starting February 4th, the 2018 RecycleMania campaign has begun! Based in Washington D.C., RecycleMania is an eight-week-long event dedicated to promoting recycling efforts in college campuses across the United States and Canada. As stated by the organization itself, “Using fair and friendly competition, RecycleMania provides tools and opportunities that inspire, empower, and mobilize … More RecycleMania Kick Off!
As the new year begins, the Office of Sustainability encourages you to consider a sustainable New Year’s Resolution for 2018! Check out our previous blog post if you’re in need of some ideas! We also found some students on campus that have their own eco-friendly resolutions. Our very own intern, Elizabeth, has resolved to stop using plastic … More Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions