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.
No Impact Week April 9-16
Register here for No Impact Week! Registrants are eligible to claim a NIW t-shirt made with plastic bottles and will get email updates on the many NIW events taking place on campus. See full schedule here.
The No Impact Experiment is a one-week carbon cleanse. It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life. It’s not about giving up creature comforts but an opportunity for you to test whether the modern “conveniences” you take for granted are actually making you happier or just eating away at your time and money.
Nomination Deadline Extended to
11:59pm April 10 for the 3rd Annual Green Eagle Awards!
Find out more and nominate a student, faculty or staff member here.
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.
Location: March 30, April 6 & 13: Williams Center Plaza (between Williams Center and Herty), April 20 & 27 Union Rotunda; Rain location for all dates: Union Commons
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.
Spring 2017 Calendar
Click here for the Spring 2017 calendar – We are especially looking forward to these remaining 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)
April 9-16 No Impact Week: events every day on campus – with University Wellness Program
April 9-21 Sustainability Showcase: Henderson Library 1st floor exhibit space
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.