Georgia College is well into a new fiscal year. A new class of Bobcats has recently joined our campus. Two newly renovated buildings – Beeson and Mayfair – opened on campus. In this same spirit of renewal, the Georgia College Sustainability Council held its annual retreat on August 9, 2017, with council members, students, and … More Sustainability Council Retreat 2017
The summer is now in full swing and the Georgia College Office of Sustainability is still open and providing services to the Georgia College community. The Office of Sustainability is delivering news and information through this blog but, it also responsible for monitoring and educating the community on sustainable behaviors. Even though it is summer, … More Recycling During the Summer
The Sustainability Council launched the Green Bag Discussion Series today, featuring Associate Director for Sustainability Lori Strawder, who presented the newly-approved Campus Sustainability Plan. The discussion series is a monthly lunch & learn meeting, on the first Monday or Tuesday of the month, to help explain and explore sustainability topics on campus. Upcoming events will … More Green Bag Discussion Series- A Monthly Lunch & Learn on Sustainability
The 2014 Cools Schools report came out this week, and GC came in at #171. It’s the first year we’ve been ranked, and while there is room to move up, we are ahead of most of our peers, many of which were not ranked. Other schools to note: Georgia Institute of Technology 10 Appalachian State … More 2014 Cool Schools Rankings- GC at #171
Associate Director for Sustainability Lori Strawder and Sustainability Council Chair Doug Oetter recently attended the Campus Sustainability Leadership Program at the University of Vermont. The week-long professional development workshop offered extensive training and skill-building in campus sustainability, including: Introduction and Systems Thinking Campus Operations Curricula Making Change: Specific Strategies Community Partnerships and Sustainability Education Leadership … More GC Sustainability Leaders Attend Professional Workshop
Georgia College will be hosting the annual conference for the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network, at the Macon Center on Friday, 20 September 2013. Registration is recommended for students, staff, and faculty who want to learn more about best practices and ideas for teaching, research, and facilities. It’s a great opportunity to meet other sustainability leaders … More GC hosts Georgia Campus Sustainability Network annual conference!
The multi-faceted Shades of Green symposium has been selected by the National Wildlife Federation as a best practice in campus sustainability. Dr. Dee Sams and others are to be congratulated for putting together an outstanding educational program, and for receiving such a high honor from one of the country’s leading environmental organizations! You can see … More Shades of Green makes NWF Best Practices in Sustainability