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.
Register NOW for the Pallet Challenge!
New in 2018 — youth (18 and under) and adult categories!
Form a team or go solo in this 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 22, 2018 at STEM Fest (Nessmith-Lane Bldg. at Georgia Southern, 10am – 4pm). Teams will have two week to transform their pallet(s) and must drop off the finished product by10am October 6, 2018 on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn at the Center for Sustainability’s Green Fest 2018 (taking place 9am-1pm). Entries will be judged by a celebrity panel, and winners will be announced at noon. Entry is free and cash prizes will be awarded. For more info and to register click here.
Welcome Back, Georgia Southern!
Check out the Statesboro campus Fall 2018 Calendar of Events and especially save the date for:
9/11/18 Farmers Market Festival (10-2 at Union Rotunda)
9/18/18 Environmental Community Cinema – Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (7pm in 1119 Natural Sciences)
10/6 GreenFest (9-1pm Courthouse Lawn, Downtown Statesboro)
10/6 Pallet Challenge (at GreenFest)
10/7 Environmental Community Cinema – Landfill Harmonic (3pm Emma Kelly Theater, Averitt Center for the Arts)
10/24 Sustainability Seminar Series: Dr. David Orr: environmental leader and author (7pm Performing Arts Center; and live streaming at the Ogeechee Theater, Armstrong Campus)
11/7/18 Environmental Community Cinema – Tomorrow (7pm in 1119 Natural Sciences)
Armstrong Campus Sustainability Calendar announced!
Check out our first Fall 2018 Calendar of Events for the Armstrong campus and save the date for:
9/5/18 Farmers Market (10-2 in front of Student Union)
9/26/18 Environmental Community Cinema – Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (7pm in 1402 Science Center)
10/17/18 Environmental Community Cinema – Landfill Harmonic (7pm in 1402 Science Center)
10/24 Sustainability Seminar Series: Dr. David Orr: environmental leader and author (7pm Ogeechee Theater, Armstrong Campus – simulcast from the Statesboro campus)
11/7/18 Environmental Community Cinema – Tomorrow (7pm in 1402 Science Center)
Faculty Resource List Available
CfS (Statesboro campus) offers tours and presentations, grants, films, speakers, programs and much more. Download a list of resources available for Statesboro campus faculty in course planning here.
Apply to be an Eco-rep for 2018/19 today!
Click here for more information!
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.