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.



Georgia Southern Wins Honorable Mention for Second Nature’s 2017 Climate Leadership Award for a Four-Year Institution!








Register now for the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network Annual Conference at Georgia Southern – postponed to October 27, 2017

Georgia Southern is hosting the 2017 Georgia Campus Sustainability Network Annual Conference in the College of Education Building, 9am – 4:30pm on October 27 – postponed due to a weather closure on the original date.

Registration has reopened. Please register to attend and hear keynote speaker, George Bandy (VP of Sustainability, Mohawk Group) and network with faculty, staff and students from universities around the state to discuss advances sustainability in the curriculum, in best practices, and in engaging students.

Don’t miss keynote speaker, George Bandy, VP of Sustainability Mohawk Group, as well as breakout sessions on natural resource conservation, sustainability in the curriculum, engaging students, and funding sustainability.  Scheduled sessions  and dedicated networking breaks will provide faculty, staff and students with excellent networking opportunities.

Georgia Southern students register for free- Sustainability Fees will cover student registration. Faculty and staff $20. Registration will close October 23, 2017.


Sustainability Social-Oct 24, 7pm

Meet like minded students, learn more about the Environmental Sustainability Concentration, and the Center for Sustainability! Dinner provided– Register here


GreenFest 2017

Thanks for an amazing 5th annual GreenFest, Statesboro! We had more than 1500 visitors, 40 vendors exhibits and activities, great live music, 20 pallet creations in the pallet challenge, 20 rain barrels constructed in the rain barrel workshop, and 100 volunteers to clean up the Blue Mile with Keep Statesboro, Bulloch Beautiful. Thanks to Smoothie King for the free smoothies, to Braswells for donating some barrels for the rain barrel workshop, to over 100 volunteers for running the event, to Pallet One for sponsoring the Pallet Challenge prizes, to our pallet judges . A green time was had by all!

Congratulations to our 2017 Pallet Challenge Winners!

1st Place and People’s Choice – Chris Little – Pallet Cooler
2nd Place Team Dry Marsh – Pete Sessa
3rd Place Team JALT (Jonathan Altman and Lucas Tulloch) – Pallet Garden Wall – Richmond Hill Middle School
(brought to you by CfS, i2STEMe and BIG and sponsored by Pallet One).

Download our Fall 2017 calendar 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
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