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.

Interested in having the Center for Sustainability host a presentation/tour? Click here!

Sustainability Showcase Reception 3-5pm Monday, April 22! Come see what the grantees have accomplished with student sustainability fees. All are welcome.

Statesboro Campus – Spring Calendar Highlights

Happy New Year! Our Spring Calendar is packed with events for the campus community – keep the following highlights in mind as you plan your spring.

1/25 Opening Reception for Tiny Mural, a sustainability fee-funded Biology/Art Installation (6pm; 2nd floor lobby of Biological Sciences)
2/4- 3/31 RecycleMania
2/15 Arbor Day – come out and celebrate trees on the Statesboro campus (11am; Jones Lane Park across Hwy. 301 from Herty Preserve — parking available at Baja Boro)
2/18 Meet and Greet with Artist, Marie Lorenz during the installation of her exhibit: Ash Heap/Landfill (1:30pm; Center for Art & Theater)
2/19 Environmental Community CinemaGreen Fire (7pm; 1119 Natural Sciences)
2/27 Sustainability Seminar Series: Elaine Adams, Designing and Living for a Carbon-Balanced Planet (7pm; 1915 Nessmith Lane Conference Center)
2/28 Sustainable Seafood@Southern presents the film: Of the Sea (6pm; 1012 Interdisciplinary Academic Building )
3/12 Sustainability Seminar series: Marie Lorenz: Ash Heap/Landfill – Artist talk (5pm;  2071 Art Building) and closing reception (6-7pm; Center for Art & Theatre) (with Art and CLEC)
3/13 Environmental Community CinemaThe Human Element (7pm; 1119 Natural Sciences)
3/25 Sustainability Fee Grant Proposals Due (5pm; online)
3/27 Apartment Planting—register online by 3/20 (5:30-7pm; 2043 Russell Union )
4/3-4/24 Project Drawdown EcoChallenge (online)
4/7- 4/14 No Impact Week (All week across campus, see web schedule for events)
4/7-4/22 Sustainability Showcase (Union open hours; Russell Union Commons)
4/9 Campus Farmers Market Festival (10am – 2pm; Russell Union Rotunda)
4/10 Recycled Boat Regatta (first race at 5pm; Education Nursing Pond)
4/11 Environmental Community CinemaA Plastic Ocean (7pm; 1119 Natural Sciences)
4/22 Sustainability Showcase Closing Reception and Green Eagle Awards (3-5pm 2nd floor Henderson Library)

Download calendar here


Armstrong Campus – Spring Calendar Highlights

Save the date for:

2/4- 3/31 RecycleMania
2/27 Environmental Community Cinema – Green Fire (7pm; 1402 Science Center)
3/27 Environmental Community Cinema – The Human Element (7pm; 1402 Science Center)
4/7- 4/14 No Impact Week (All week across campus, see web schedule for events)
4/10 Farmers Market (10-2pm in front of Student Union)
4/17 Environmental Community Cinema – A Plastic Ocean (7pm; 1402 Science Center)
4/24-25 Student Scholars Symposium (all day; Student Union)

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