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
There are some fantastic free webinars coming up from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE): EMERGE: Mindshifting Through Emergent Leadership November 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST http://www.aashe.org/calendar/emergent-leadership/ Learn How Campuses can Identify and Engage in Key Energy Policy November 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST … More Upcoming AASHE Webinars
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
Located on West Campus, near the baseball field, Georgia College (GC) has a community garden, which is fittingly called the West Campus Garden and open for the enjoyment of GC faculty, staff, and students. The garden was made possible through the work of GC alum Lindsay Crowe and current GC student Andrew Wright. These two … More Come Work at the West Campus Garden!
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 March 2015 Green Bag Discussion was facilitated by Susan Daniels, Assistant Director for Landscaping and Grounds. Susan led a discussion on the production and usage of organic materials at Georgia College, including the installation of a new industrial food waste composter and the school garden at West Campus. Susan has been at Georgia College for … More Composting at Georgia College
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