To promote college and community awareness and understanding of sustainability, we have offered a variety of outreach education programs.
School Garden Program
The Center for Sustainability has partnered to develop children’s vegetable gardens at all five elementary schools in the City of Statesboro. The 10-week garden program works with student volunteers and service-learners from Georgia Southern to lead lessons on topics from sustainable agricultural practices to plant biology and human nutrition. Partners include the Colleges of Science and Mathematics, Health and Human Sciences, and Public Health, Keep Bulloch Beautiful, Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Afterschool Program and the Bulloch County Board of Education. We couldn’t do it without Lee Family Farms’ generous donation of time, expertise and plants!
As a volunteer you can:
- help make sure gardens are being watered and are kept clean and pristine.
- Work with K-5 children to lead programs on various aspects of sustainable gardening.
- Promote gardening and make it more accessible to the children.
No Impact Week
Each April, the Center for Sustainability hosts a campus-wide No Impact Week in cooperation with the University Wellness Program and the No Impact Project. This one-week carbon cleanse challenges you to gradually reduce your impact on the earth over the course of a week. You can participate in the challenge during No Impact Week and/or volunteer to help with the many programs taking place that week.
In one week, reduce your impact on the Earth:
Day 1: Consumption
Day 2: Trash
Day 3: Transportation
Day 4: Food
Day 5: Energy
Day 6: Water
Day 7: Give Back
Sustainability Field Trips, Films, Community Outreach and So Much More
The Center for Sustainability hosts numerous events throughout the year in which you can get involved, either as a volunteer or as a participant. The Center provides a fun and exciting way to learn and teach about sustainable solutions.