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! Find out if you’re living a sustainable life!
The Pallet Challenge is Back!
While you have some extra time this summer, plan ahead to participate in the 2nd Annual Pallet Challenge, with judging on October 1 on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn at GreenFest 2016. Find out more here.
Vendors: Register Now for GreenFest 2016!
Do you sell or offer sustainable products or services in the region? Do you upcycle, repurpose, or use green technology in your business? Then we want YOU to participate as a vendor in GreenFest 2016, Statesboro’s only sustainability festival on October 1, 2016. Find out more here.
Sustainability Fee Grant Award Winners Announced
The Center for Sustainability received 31 proposals from 9 academic departments and five additional units, requesting $783,038 in funding to improve campus sustainability in FY2017. The Sustainability Fee Committee selected 18 of these proposals for full or partial funding, for a total of $251,310. Learn more about the winning proposals here.
2016 Green Eagle Award Winners
Congratulations to our 6 new Green Eagle Award winners! The recipients of this 2nd annual award for sustainability include
Scott Blair, Graduate Assistant for the Center for Sustainability
Amber Monroe, senior undergraduate Biology Major
Kelly Gagel, Academic Advisor in COSM
James Grigg, Division of Facilities Services
Dr. Rachel Eike, Fashion Merchandising and Design
Dr. Rami Haddad, Electrical Engineering
Online Sign-up for Field Trips and Volunteer Opportunities
Want to participate in a CfS field trip or help make our community more sustainable? 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.