Center for Sustainability

Georgia Southern University

Welcome to the Center for Sustainability


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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.

Campus Farmers Market Returns – Thursdays 4-6:30pm at the Union

New this season is a Food Fest theme. Come out and enjoy the festive atmosphere and shop for some delicious fresh produce, baked goods, specialty items and street food!
Visa/MasterCard, EBT and Eagle Express accepted.

New Student Mini-Grants Now available!

Students may now apply for individual funding to support academic or professional development in sustainability. Any academic or professional development conference that has sustainability as its primary focus is eligible for an award. both individuals. Grants may fund individuals (up to $300 if presenting/ up to $150 if just attending). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are disbursed as long as funds are available. For more information on how to apply click here.

Applications to fund Student Organizations in their participation and hosting of sustainability events/activities are coming soon.

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 cfs@georgiasouthern.edu.  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
Sign Up Now!
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