Center for Sustainability

Georgia Southern University

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.

 GreenFest 2017

Mark your calendars for our 5th annual GreenFest! 9am – 1pm Saturday, October 7 on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn. You can expect great green workshops and activities, green vendors and exhibitors, live music, and a generally fun time. Vendor registration is now open if your business or organization is involved with sustainability, we encourage you to register to participate this year! Registration is free and easy.  Register here to reserve your spot.

Congratulations to our 2017 Green Eagle Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2017 Green Eagles! From left to right are Dr. Carolyn Bryan of the Music Department (faculty), Alicia Lanier, Campus Grounds (Staff), Guy Brandon Hobbs (student), Dr. Lissa Leege (Director, CfS), and Steven Watkins, Energy Manager (staff).

FY2018 Sustainability Fee Grant Winners Announced

The Center for Sustainability (CfS) announced 11 winners for the 2018 Sustainability Fee Grants. This year, CfS received 31 proposals requesting more than $680,000. Of the 31 proposed projects, 11 were approved, and nearly $200,000 was awarded. See the full list 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
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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