The current heat wave we are experiencing throughout the state has resulted in an exponential rise in our electricity cost. The heat wave is projected to last into next week and campus constituents are urged to be aware of electricity usage in their offices, labs, residence halls and other spaces. Georgia College purchases electricity on … More Heat Wave News! Please Conserve Energy!
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
For Spring Break this year, Associate Director for Sustainability Lori Strawder accompanied three Georgia College students on an “Alternative Spring Break” to the Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center in Washburn, Tennessee. The group learned about ways of living that don’t damage the Earth, including permaculture gardening, energy efficient housing, and low-water plumbing. “We built lodges … More Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center
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
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
Dear Campus Community, Due to the severe temperatures, gas and power prices are rising. Directives have been issued to Georgia College by the State of Georgia Natural Gas Program Office and the University System of Georgia Office of Real Estate and Facilities to minimize usage of power and gas for today where possible. Facilities staff … More Conserving Energy During Cold Weather
Congratulations to the GC Community for helping meet the Georgia Energy Challenge! The Georgia Energy Challenge was an initiative started by former Governor Nathan Deal in 2008 when all state agencies committed to reducing their energy usage by 15% by 2020. GC was one of 17 Georgia campuses recognized this past Friday, October 11, 2013, as having … More GC meets the Georgia Energy Challenge