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
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 Campus … More Georgia College Is a Tree Campus USA
Thanks to the hard work of countless individuals, Georgia College has been designated as a Tree Campus USA! This impressive achievement helps our campus protect and promote trees as a critical part of sustainability. The GC Grounds Department has taken the lead on the project, which requires our campus to maintain an inventory of trees, … More Georgia College is a Tree Campus USA!
The Georgia College Grounds Department celebrated Georgia Arbor Day and the National Arbor Day by planting almost 4,000 trees across campus this spring. Over a dozen student organizations helped plant the trees, involving hundreds of students, staff, and faculty volunteers. Frontpage Announcement In support of the Tree Campus USA designation, the Grounds Department encourages the … More Arbor Day Tree Planting
The April GreenBag Series discussion featured Physics majors Michael Crawford, Rhett Roberts, Parker McNair, Wenu Mutunda, Kyle Sorrells, and Jairus Elarbee. As part of their senior research project, these students recently conducted an extensive study of enery and water use in Herty Hall. Under the supervision of Dr. Hauke Busch, they examined heat loss through … More Physics Students Propose Energy and Water Improvements for Herty Hall
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 students … More December Green Bag- Campus Sustainability
Wednesday Nov. 5th 2014: Mr. Guy Wells donated 8 Dogwood trees to the GC Campus in honor of the 125th Anniversary. This kicks off the Environmental Science Club’s planting of 250 trees on campus over the remaining academic year! Hopefully this will spark a lead on developing Tree Campus USA at Georgia College! Here is … More Tree Campus USA