Congratulations to Georgia Southern as we enter our 9th year on Princeton Review's list of Green Colleges. Studies show that students consider the sustainability record of a university in their college choice, so our sustainability efforts are not only good for the planet, they are also good for our enrollment!
We will kick off RecycleMania the first week of February with a waste & recycling audit in 4 campus buildings. This will help us to evaluate what has been thrown away that could be recycled, and what is in recycling bins that is really trash. Drop by the Williams Center Patio 11am -1pm February 4 to see the trash mountain and help sort the waste. We will share the results, encourage proper disposal of recycling and waste during the 8 weeks of RecycleMania, and then re-evaluate our waste stream on March 31. Please 'Think Outside the Trash' and help Georgia Southern reduce its impact!
We encourage you to enjoy an active spring semester of CfS events and programs for the Statesboro campus, free of charge. We hope to see you at our many events this spring!
- Dr. Lissa Leege, Director
Upcoming in Spring 2020
We look forward to a busy spring, but make sure to put these highlights on your calendar!
2/4- RecycleMania Kickoff & Waste Audit - (on Patio by Natural Sciences)
2/19- Environmental Community Cinema- The Need to Grow
2/21- Arbor Day Celebration and tree planting
2/26- Reflections from Ghana: a Global Sustainability Presentation: Caitlyn Grunert
3/3- Sustainability Speaker Series: Ovie Mughelli: Empowering the next generation by greening sports
3/11- Environmental Community Cinema- Fantastic Fungi (tentative)
3/31- Waste Audit
4/5-4/12-No Impact Week
4/6-4/8-Clothing swap/Campus Thrift Store: Eco-Reps and Fashion Design
4/6- Sustainability Speaker Series: Elizabeth Cline - The Conscious Closet
4/7- Farmers Market Festival
4/8- Environmental Community Cinema-River of Gold
What is RecycleMania? A competition between universities throughout the US and Canada to see who can recycle the most.
What can be recycled? Paper, aluminum, narrow necked plastic bottles (#1 and #2) and cardboard in any of the marked bins across our campuses.
Keep in mind...
Contamination lowers our chances of winning so let's make sure to sort each material properly.
We'll kick off RecycleMania with a waste and recycling audit of Math/Physics, Natural Sciences, Williams Center and Russell Union. Stop by and see us!
Get "Caught Green-Handed" during RecycleMania! If you are seen recycling or otherwise being green, you will be entered into a drawing for prizes from the University Tech Corner. Learn how to participate here.
Come plant some trees and celebrate their value on Statesboro's campus!
Environmental Community Cinema
Movie Night! The public is invited free of charge, and attendance verification is always provided if needed.
Sustainability Seminar Series
Calling all sports fans! Mark your calendar for 7pm March 3 at the PAC! Former Atlanta Falcon and two-time All-Pro NFL Player, Ovie Mughelli will be speaking on "'Empowering the next generation through greening sports." Don't miss it!
7pm April 6, join us in the Union Theater for author and sustainable fashion expert, Elizabeth L. Cline's talk, "The Conscious Closet." Book signing to follow!
The Center for Sustainability presents its very own Graduate Assistant, Caitlyn Grunert, as she discusses her experiences studying abroad in Ghana. She will be discussing how sustainability in the areas of trash, food, water, energy, and transportation is not only a national issue in the United States, but a global issue that every individual should be concerned about.
No Impact Week
No Impact Week April 5-12th
It's our 10th Annual! This week-long event highlights all aspects of sustainability and how you can reduce your impact. Each day of the week is focused on a different theme: Waste, Food, Water, Energy, and Transportation. Join us for daily programs at the Union Rotunda 11-1 and throughout the Statesboro campus.
Farmers Market Festival
Join CfS and Student Wellness & Promotions for local food and crafts, music and fun at the Farmers Market Festival on April 7th!
Green Eagle Awards
Nominations open February 28.
What Does Georgia Southern Recycle?
Follow these handy instructions to help keep contamination out of our recycling bins.
Where Can I Recycle Off Campus?
Bulloch County Off-Campus Recycling Centers
The Eco-Reps have many activities planned for this semester! Keep an eye out for their upcoming events:
3/12: Hunger Banquet
4/6-4/8: Clothing Swap/Thrift Store during No Impact Week
4/18: Beach Cleanup during the Earth Day Festival in Savannah
Campus Community Garden
The campus community garden will have a workshop on Tuesday Feb 11 at 5 pm. We invite you to join us at the garden to plant seeds for the spring and to learn about which crops grow best in which seasons.
The After School Garden Program (ASGP) educates children in the five local elementary schools about gardening, basic plant biology, ecosystems, and nutrition.
In Fall of 2019, students from Statesboro elementary schools grew kale, cauliflower, and radishes. For Spring 2020, the students will be planting spinach, beets, and introducing an herb/native plant garden!
SSi Shanghai invites students of all academic majors and backgrounds, both bachelor and graduate level, to join them in Shanghai for 10 weeks in summer 2020 who are looking to gain international work experience as well as leadership skills in sustainability and business.
Alongside a full-time internship related to their academic background and major, they will develop an extensive understanding as well as practical industry experience of the intersection between sustainability, business, and leadership. Key topics include a leadership mindset, achieving results through others, collaborating and influencing, getting things done and driving change.
There are also homestay options allowing students to completely cut out the cost of accommodation during your time in Shanghai, as well as most meals provided. An amazing and affordable opportunity for students! Private rooms in shared apartments are also available for an extra fee of $1600 USD for 10 weeks. Furthermore, they understand the burden of cost to students. They are offering a $305 USD scholarship discount to Georgia Southern University students who apply before January 31st, bringing the total cost of the program down to $3195 USD.