The Office of Sustainability hosts a variety of events throughout the academic year for faculty, staff, and students to attend. Check this page frequently to stay updated on sustainability programming at Georgia College.
Sustainability Alumni Symposium: Modern-Day Careers in Sustainability
Join the Office of Sustainability and University Career Center at the Sustainability Alumni Symposium on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 3:00-4:30 PM. Five of GC's alumni will be virtually returning to share how they landed a sustainability-focused career after graduation and discuss job diversity within the sustainability career field. If you are a current student or alumni who is potentially interested in pursuing a career related to sustainability, this is the perfect event for you.
Meet the Guest Alumni
Emma Brodzik, '17, Campus Recycling Coordinator, Georgia Tech
Andrew Wright, '17, Customer Service Associate, Rubicon
Julia Gavrielides, '19, Project Manager, Waste Management
Evan Hearn, '17, Energy Benchmarking Analyst, Yardi
Jake Deitch, '18, Community-Composting Advocate and Rising Graduate Student in Sustainable-Community Development at the University of Florida
Dr. Rae André
Rae André is a sustainability educator and environmental activist who focuses on working with climate leaders. She promotes sustainability leadership based on the principles that growth is finite, natural capital is priceless, and human progress must be measured in terms of both economics and the quality of life. She is the author of Lead for the Planet: Five Practices for Confronting Climate Change. Join Dr. André during the Inspire! Forum on Leadership on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5:30 PM or during her Teaching Climate Leadership session on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at noon. For more information and to register, please click here.
Aquatic Invaders of Georgia Lakes
GC Shades of Green is hosting a community information symposium on Thursday, March 25, 2021 beginning at 4:00 PM. The symposium will focus on aquatic invaders of Georgia lakes and will include two and a half hours of expert opinion, scientific presentations, and Q&A sessions on invasive primary producers in Georgia lakes. The link to the virtual meeting can be found here.
Sustainability & Phi Kappa Phi Film Series
The GC Sustainability Council and Phi Kappa Phi have teamed up to host a sustainability film series featuring striking documentaries that showcase the damaging impacts humans are having on the planet. See below to read more about the films and show dates.
The Human Element
The Human Element is an Earth Vision film production in association with Earth Vision Institute. In an arresting new documentary from the producers of RACING EXTINCTION, THE COVE, and CHASING ICE, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Peabody Auditorium or Watch Virtually
Concerned about his young daughter's future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise.
WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: A&S Auditorium (A remote screening option will also be available)
2021 Dodge the Dump
Each year during residence hall move-out, the Office of Sustainability teams up with University Housing and community organizations in Milledgeville-Baldwin County for "Dodge the Dump". If you have ever witnessed a college campus move-out, then you know there is an enormous amount of waste generated. The goal of the Dodge the Dump campaign is to divert as much material from going to the landfill as possible and donate items such as lightly used household furniture, appliances, clothing, and non-perishable food items.
The tentative dates for Dodge the Dump are May 3-7, 2021. To successfully run the 2021 campaign, the Office of Sustainability is recruiting volunteers to help with the collection and inventory of donated items and coordination with local community organizations. We encourage all volunteers to track their hours with the GIVE Center through GivePulse. If you want to assist with Dodge the Dump efforts, please fill out the volunteer form below and a staff member from the Office of Sustainability will contact you.