Center for Sustainability

Georgia Southern University

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.


GreenFest 2018 was a great time!

Many thanks to all of our CfS staff, exhibitors, vendors, partners and participants – a green time was had by all! Catch us next year on Saturday, October 5, 2019!


Congratulations to our 2018 Pallet Challenge winners!

We had some beautiful and very creative entries this year- congratulations to all who entered! View photos of most of the entries here.
The winners were as follows:
1st Bryan Neal – trestle table
2nd Pete Sessa & Elizabeth Rasnick – Dry Marsh – coffee table and ladder
3rd Kyle Herman and Kenny Rettinger  – Team Work – pallet chair
People’s Choice Bryan Neal   – trestle table
1st  ‘Blima’ — students of Elizabeth Eubanks at Jenkins High School- recycling bins
2nd Martindale/ Rushing – Rylee and Finn Rushing – chess board
3rd ‘Your Pallet’ – Nathan Ryan, Terry Alexander & Brandon Barefield,  students of Elizabeth Eubanks – desk and accessories
People’s Choice ‘Pallet Predator’ Emory D’Arcangelo – bowl and vase


Fall Calendar Highlights

Check out the Statesboro campus Fall 2018 Calendar of Events and especially save the date for:

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:

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.


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
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or find out more under Get Involved in the Programs tab.


CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CfS) • P.O. Box 8042-1 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5895