Georgia College Is a Tree Campus USA

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

Physics Students Propose Energy and Water Improvements for Herty Hall

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

December Green Bag- Campus Sustainability

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

Tree Campus USA

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

Ennis Hall Targeted for LEED Silver

The team renovating Ennis Hall is targeting their work for the Silver Certificate in the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification process.  Georgia College has enjoyed the the sustainability initiatives of the Wellness & Recreation Center, with its own Silver certification, and we look forward to exploring the … More Ennis Hall Targeted for LEED Silver

Atkinson to join the Heating/Cooling System!

On Friday, October 10th, 2013, a contractor will be onsite working at Atkinson Hall near the cupola. The contractor will be removing the decommissioned chiller located inside the 1st floor mechanical room. Along with the chiller demolition,  the cooling tower and its brick enclosure located outside Atkinson will be removed. The demolition work will run … More Atkinson to join the Heating/Cooling System!

It’s Official- Wellness Center makes LEED Silver!

Congratulations, Georgia College!  You have achieved the US Green Building Council’s LEED Silver designation for the Wellness Center!  This tremendous effort makes Georgia College the first institution in Central Georgia to have a LEED building!  Thanks are due to Mark Bowen and the entire building design and construction team! LEED stands for Leadership in Energy … More It’s Official- Wellness Center makes LEED Silver!