Sustainability at Georgia College

Georgia College is committed to the stewardship of its resources, including the campus physical environment.  With greater awareness of the environmental challenges that affect us locally and globally, Georgia College has renewed its commitment to taking stock of its own environmental impact and exploring ways in which the university community can enhance the environmental sustainability of our campus.  The Georgia College campus sustainability mission is to effectively and efficiently manage natural, physical and financial resources through social, environmental and economic responsibility and provide leadership and coordination of sustainability initiatives throughout the campus community with education, research and engagement.

Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office is the point of contact for sustainability at Georgia College.  Housed in Facilities Operations, the office serves to monitor, analyze, and promote projects that help campus conserve resources, promote sustainable behaviors, and educate our campus and community.  The Chief Sustainability Officer is available to respond to questions and help provide solutions.

Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council at Georgia College is responsible for identifying and promoting actions and initiatives that will enhance sustainability on campus.  Our major program is the Green Initiative, an ongoing effort to incorporate the principles of sustainability and environmental planning into the short and long-term activities of our university, and to share our knowledge with the surrounding community to help make our world more ecologically responsible.

The council provides periodic assessments of campus sustainability initiatives or practices, recommends actions that will move Georgia College toward greater environmental sustainability, and promotes awareness of sustainability issues on campus.  Each Earth Day, the Council delivers a Campus Sustainability Report to the university community.

The Georgia College Sustainability Council meets on the third Friday of every month at 1 p.m.

How can I get involved?

The major campaign of the Sustainability Council is the Green Initiative.  This outreach program identifies eight areas of activity:

1. Alternative transportation
2. Building and landscape design
3. Environmental education and leadership
4. Energy efficiency and conservation
5. Materials recovery and recycling
6. Organics and composting
7. Sustainability funding
8. Water conservation

Each year, the council sets priorities to determine which of these important areas will be supported by an active working group. Working groups are open to students, staff and faculty who are ready to contribute to making Georgia College a more sustainable institution. If you would like to help, please contact the council by emailing green@gcsu.edu.

Georgia College Sustainability Council

Campus Box 085 | Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-7016 | Fax 478-445-1797
For more information: green@gcsu.edu