Center for Sustainability

Georgia Southern University

Welcome to the Center for Sustainability


Green Gus with CfS Director Lissa Leege


Welcome to the Center for Sustainability (CfS) at Georgia Southern University. What is Sustainability? Sustainability is often defined as the ability to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. In other words, sustainability requires careful use of our resources, including water, air, energy, biodiversity, soil, etc. so they will be in adequate supply for the foreseeable future. Calculate your ecological footprint to find out if you’re living a sustainable life.

Join us for Georgia Southern’s 1st Recycled Boat Regatta!

This March, the Center for Sustainability and Southern Adventures bring you the first Recycled Boat Regatta! This event shows how everyday items can find a second life in new ways and is the Center for Sustainability’s signature event for RecycleMania 2017. Crews of one to four students have the opportunity to build boats from various recycled materials, such as cardboard, 2- liter bottles, milk jugs, and plastic barrels. Regatta teams race their recycled boats against other students over a course on Lake Ruby. Winners in categories of fastest time, best sinker, and most creative boat will receive trophies, but being part of the Recycle Regatta is a great experience that goes beyond winning. For more information and to register a team, click here.

Call for Sustainability Fee Proposals Now Open!

Georgia Southern staff, faculty and students, apply now for funding ranging from $1,000 – $100,000 during Fiscal Year 2018. Proposals due Friday, March 31 at 5pm to  More information here.

Spring 2017 Calendar Available

Click here for the Spring 2017 calendar – We are especially looking forward to the following highlights:

Feb 5 – March 31 RecycleMania: a recycling tournament among universities in the US and Canada to see who can recycle the most over the 8 weeks. Do your part to improve our standing this year! (campus – with DFS)

Feb 15 Sustainability Speaker: Seth Orme–Packing it Out (7 p.m. Nessmith Lane-Assembly Hall)

March 9 Recycled Boat Regatta: Which recycled boat will conquer? (March 9, 4pm–Lake Ruby) Click here for more information.

March 28 Sustainability Speaker/Global Engagement Series: New Story: Transforming Slums into Sustainable Communities (7 p.m., PAC)

April 9-16 No Impact Week: events every day on campus – with University Wellness Program

April 7-24 Sustainability Showcase: Henderson Library 1st floor exhibit space

Faculty Resource List now Available

CfS offers tours and presentations, grants, films, speakers, programs and much more. Download a list of resources available for faculty in course planning here.

Online Sign-up for Field Trips and Volunteer Opportunities

Want help make our community more sustainable or participate in a field trip? We need volunteers for tailgate recycling at the home football games! Use our online interface to sign up for our many sustainability opportunities. Click here to sign up
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or find out more under Get Involved in the Programs tab.


CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CfS) • P.O. Box 8042-1 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5895