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 Named a Finalist for Second Nature’s 2017 Climate Leadership Award! Read the story here
Apply to be an Eco-Rep today!
Positions available at University Villas and Southern Courtyard – student residents of these halls are eligible to apply.
Sign up now for a campus community garden plot!
Students can team up to reserve a garden bed for a semester to grow their own fresh produce. CfS provides tools, biweekly workshops, and regular assistance to the student teams involved with the program. Limited plots are available now – sign up before our kickoff date of August 29, 2017.
3rd Annual Pallet Challenge now open for entries
Up-cycle used pallets into something new and creative – the only requirement is to use at least 75% used pallets in your finished product. Entries will be judged at GreenFest 2017 and prizes will be awarded! Details and registration here (brought to you by CfS, i2STEMe and BIG).
Fall 2017 Schedule now available
Welcome back, Georgia Southern! Dowload our fall calendar here
, and in particular, mark your calendars for the following:
- September 15 8am-5pm – Georgia Campus Sustainability Network Annual Meeting – our campus is hosting this state-wide event this year and we’d love for you and your students to attend! Links to registration coming soon on this website
- October 7, 9am-1pm – GreenFest 2017 on the Bulloch County courthouse lawn and around downtown- a community sustainability outreach event with music, vendors, green products, workshops and sustainable solutions for the whole family. For this 5th annual event, we are bringing back our popular rain barrel workshop.
- The 3rd Annual Pallet Challenge -up-cycle used pallets into something new and creative – the only requirement is to use at least 75% used pallets in your finished product. Entries will be judged at GreenFest 2017 and prizes will be awarded! Details and registration here (brought to you by CfS, i2STEMe and BIG).
- October 16, 7pm at the PAC for sustainability speaker Dr. Vandana Shiva, an internationally known author and global sustainable agriculture/ food security expert.
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.
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
or find out more under Get Involved in the Programs tab.