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!
New Volunteer Opportunities Sign-up online
Want to help make our community more sustainable? We’ve just created a new online sign up interface for our many volunteer opportunities. Find it under Get Involved in the Programs tab.
Announcing the 1st Annual Pallet Challenge
Form a team or go solo in this new competition to up-cycle used pallets into something new and creative! What you make is up to you: the only requirement is that it be composed of at least 75% used pallets. Pick up your used pallets (up to 5 per team) if needed on September 26, 2015 at STEM Fest (Nessmith-Lane Bldg. at Georgia Southern, 10am – 4pm). Teams will have one week to transform their pallet(s) and must drop off the finished product by 10am October 3, 2015 on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn at the Center for Sustainability’s Green Fest 2015 (taking place 9am-1pm). Entries will be judged by a celebrity panel, and winners will be announced at noon. Entry is free and prizes will be awarded.
For more information and to register, go to Pallet Challenge or call 912-478-5895
This event is offered as a partnership between Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability, Business Innovation Group, and Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education.
Greening Operation Move-In
August 2015 marked Georgia Southern’s greenest Operation Move-In yet! The Center for Sustainability teamed up with Housing and the Department of Facilities during OMI this year, and with the help of 27 volunteers who gave a collective 110 hours to the True Blue Recycling Crew, we were able to keep 1.32 TONS of cardboard out of the landfill! Volunteers and CfS employees also checked out hundreds of free recycling containers to incoming students for the new Residence Hall Recycling Program. Students can now easily collect recycling in their rooms and bring full bins to the clubhouse for a stamp on their recycling card before emptying it at a recycling collection station. 10 stamps earn the room a prize from the Center for Sustainability.