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.
Spring 2017 Calendar Now Available
CfS has released its 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? (details TBA)
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
or find out more under Get Involved in the Programs tab.