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.
Pallet Challenge Winners
The 2nd Annual Pallet Challenge was a great success with a great diversity of entries from around the region. Dry Marsh took home 1st place for creating a utility fishing bench with decorative pallet fish. 2nd place went to Brent Tharp for building decorative yard art including bird feeders and planters. Wood Made Statesboro placed 3rd for creating a Georgia Southern themed gardening table, and GreenFest visitors voted the D’Arcangelo Dominators the People’s Choice Award winners for creating a motorized pallet car titled “The Falcon.”
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
or find out more under Get Involved in the Programs tab.