The Georgia Campus Sustainability Network formed on June 11, 2010 at a state-wide meeting co-hosted by the National Wildlife Federation, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, University of Georgia’s Office of Sustainability and the Board of Regents of the University of Georgia at Macon State College in Macon, GA.
The initial meeting included more than 50 participants from 24 different campuses and five organizations across the state of Georgia. Since the first gathering, network participants have been polled on their interests within the broad context of campus sustainability and a steering committee comprised of 17 individuals from 12 different campuses and organizations in the state has been formed. The survey and the steering committee have helped to guide event planning for the network.
In November 2010, Kennesaw State University hosted the network’s first topic-specific workshop focused on Sustainable Dining practices and KSU’s new LEED Gold Certified Dining Hall.
In May 2011, a Sustainability and Curriculum Workshop for Campus Leaders was hosted at Agnes Scott College with Emory University’s Dr. Peggy Barlett. Most recently, we hosted a Water Conservation and Reuse Workshop at Georgia Southern University on September 16. Upcoming events will focus on financing campus sustainability, energy efficiency, waste management, and behavior change. More information to come...