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!
Blackberry Hunt Mon. June 20, 6-8pm!
Have you ever wanted to learn about wild edible plants? do you enjoy the taste of ripe blackberries right off the vine? If so, the Center for Sustainability has the perfect opportunity for you. We will be hosting a blackberry hunt on Monday, June 20th from 6pm to 8pm. We will meet at the RAC and take a van around Statesboro to some of our secret blackberry patches. There is only space for 15 participants, so sign up ASAP. You will need to wear close toed shoes and long pants. Also, be sure to bring a bottle of water and a container to put your berries in. Click Here to register.
Sustainability Fee Grant Award Winners Announced
The Center for Sustainability received 31 proposals from 9 academic departments and five additional units, requesting $783,038 in funding to improve campus sustainability in FY2017. The Sustainability Fee Committee selected 18 of these proposals for full or partial funding, for a total of $251,310. Learn more about the winning proposals here.
2016 Green Eagle Award Winners
Congratulations to our 6 new Green Eagle Award winners! The recipients of this 2nd annual award for sustainability include
Scott Blair, Graduate Assistant for the Center for Sustainability
Amber Monroe, senior undergraduate Biology Major
Kelly Gagel, Academic Advisor in COSM
James Grigg, Division of Facilities Services
Dr. Rachel Eike, Fashion Merchandising and Design
Dr. Rami Haddad, Electrical Engineering
Online Sign-up for Field Trips and Volunteer Opportunities
Want to participate in a CfS field trip or help make our community more sustainable? 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.