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.
Request for FY2019 Sustainability Fee Project Proposals released
The Center for Sustainability requests proposals to improve environmental sustainability across the Statesboro campus with Sustainability Fee Projects ranging from $1,000 – $100,000. Proposals may address any aspect of sustainability in the areas of Water, Energy, Waste, Biodiversity, Food, Transportation, Sustainability Promotion, etc. and may range from increasing biodiversity, to improving energy efficiency, implementing renewable energy solutions to encouraging sustainability behaviors, to improved waste reduction, to increasing campus sustainability awareness, etc. Sustainability Fee projects may be proposed and conducted by any student, faculty, or staff member at Georgia Southern University, residing at the Statesboro campus. Learn more here.
Spring 2018 proposal are for implementation in FY2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019)
Due by 5pm, Fri., March 23, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for our 2/27 Spring Sustainability Social here!
Register for our 3/27 Recycled Boat Regatta here!
Rules and Regulations
Georgia Southern Wins Honorable Mention for Second Nature’s 2017 Climate Leadership Award for a Four-Year Institution!
Download our Spring 2018 calendar here
Of particular interest may be:
1) Environmental Community Cinema (2/21, 3/7, 4/12)
2) Lauren Singer, our spring Sustainability Seminar speaker (a millennial with a zero waste lifestyle and a large social media following) (3/20)
3) the Recycled Boat Regatta (students can create and race a boat in the regatta on Lake Ruby) (3/27)
4) No Impact Week (April 8-15) – we will be hosting dozens of sustainability activities on campus all week. Faculty can use this as a presentation opportunity for classes in order to reach a broader campus audience (contact CfS for information
5) Sustainability Showcase at the Henderson Library (4/6-4/23)
6) CfS can also provide a lecture or tour about sustainability on the Statesboro campus if you’d like to schedule one for your class or organization. Sign up here!
Faculty Resource List 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
or find out more under Get Involved in the Programs tab.