Center for Sustainability
Georgia Southern University

National Sustainability Recognition

2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee (one of six post-secondary institutions selected)

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Green Ribbon Website

Pictured left to right at 2018 Green Ribbon Award Ceremony in Washington D.C.: Mr. Frank Brogan, (Assistant U.S. Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education,US Department of Education) Ms. Kelly Close (Director, EHS, GS), Dr. Lissa Leege (Director, CfS, GS), Ms. Tiffoni Buckle-McCartney (Environmental and Sustainability Manager, GS), Ms. Katie Twining (AVP Division of Facilities, GS), Mr. Adam Honeysett (Managing Director of State and Local Engagement, US Department of Education)


2017 Climate Leadership Awards (Honorable Mention/ 2nd place) Second Nature

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Dr. Tim Carter (President, Second Nature), Tiffoni Buckl-McCartney (Sustainability Manager, Georgia Southern) and Dr. Lissa Leege (Director, CfS, Georgia Southern) with award at 2018 Second Nature Summit in Tempe, Arizona.











2014 Governor’s Award for Energy Reduction (Georgia)

Top participant in Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

2014 Top 50 Eco-friendly, Affordable Colleges, Best Choice Schools







2011-present, named among top green universities in U.S. in Guide to Green Schools, Princeton Review



Last updated: 4/29/2019

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