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The Georgia College Sustainability Council meets on the third Friday of every month at 1 p.m. in 211 Health Science.

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Georgia College Student Green Fee

The Georgia College Student Green Fee was initiated in 2010 to develop collaborative research between students, staff and faculty that will make our campus more sustainable and promote sustainable practices in our community. Each semester, students contribute $5 to support this fee. A student-led committee solicits and reviews student /student organization proposals to implement and evaluate sustainability practices. This fee allows Georgia College student researchers an opportunity to develop effective strategies for to improving the environmental sustainability of our campus and local community. Alternative funding opportunities are available for staff, faculty, alumni and others who want to contribute to the Georgia College Green Initiative.

Please review the previously funded projects for ideas and inspiration. Proposal development workshops are available to help clarify the process and encourage strong submissions. The best proposals are collaborative efforts of students, staff and faculty, and include written support from all affected parties. Proposals that address the strategic directives of the GC Sustainability Council are favored, as are those that will leave a lasting legacy of sustainability on campus.

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Student Green Fee Grant Application Procedures

Student Green Fee Grants are offered twice a year, with application deadlines around the middle of the semester and awards posted by the 12th week. This timeline allows students to collaborate with staff and faculty during a course project to develop their proposal, and then have time to initiate the research during the same semester. It is normal, however, to use the funding to complete the research during a following semester or more. The application procedure requires a cover form identifying collaborators, a two-page research proposal, and a budget sheet.

For more assistance please contact one of the committee members below or email


Green Fee Committee

Co-Chair, Taylor Upole, Environmental Science
Co-Chair, Dr. Doug Oetter, Geography

Lindsay Crowe,  Environmental Science
Kristen Doll, Pre-Early Childhood Education
Alicia Estabrook, Environmental Science
Jenna Forte, Environmental Science
Caleb Gay,  Psychology
Sarah Hazzard,  Biology
Dr. Will Hobbs,  Outdoor Education
Kristin Keefer, Environmental Science
Lance Layton, Environmental Science
Paul Murray, Geography
Dr. Sam Mutiti,  Environmental Science
Holly Nix,  Environmental Science
Dr. Doug Oetter, Geography
Creighton Perme, Management
Colin Randall,  Environmental Science
Alicia Shean,  Management
Lewis Steele, Environmental Science
Alyssa Thomson, Environmental Science
Dr. Allison VandeVoort, Environmental Science

Project Manager, Mary Plauche, Environmental Science
Project Manager, Wesley Randall,  Environmental Science
Recording Secretary: Taylor Upole, Environmental Science
Fund Manager: Lori Strawder, Facilities Operations
Fund Officer: Lisa Herndon,  Facilities Opeations
Ex-Officio: Josefina Endere,  Budget Office
Ex-Officio: Dr. Doug Oetter,  Sustainability Council
Ex-Officio: Lori Strawder,  Plant Operations


Georgia College Sustainability Council
Campus Box 085 | Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-7016 | Fax 478-445-1797
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