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The College of Business and Center for Sustainability has partnered with Renew Merchandise to make apparel made from recycled plastic bottles. (photo courtesy of www.renewmerchandise.com) The College of Business and Center for Sustainability have partnered with Renew Merchandise, a company that specializes in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from recycled plastic bottles. Though the projec...
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Energy Day focuses on reducing energy consumption through efficiency and conservation. Unplug!  Spend time in face to face conversation. Celebrate sunlight!

Activities at the Rotunda/Earth Day Celebration 10 am - 2 pm. Sustainable Tour at 1 pm, Sustainable Feast and Open Mike Night at The Garden of the Coastal Plain 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
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Come out tonight and listen to Dr. Steven Chu!
 
Don't forget! Nobel Prize Winner and former US Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu will be speaking at +Georgia Southern University tonight at 7 pm in the PAC! Dr. Chu will offer insight on our energy future and how advances in science are the key to solving our most confounding global issues in his speech entitled, “Renewing Our Independence Through Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities.” We will see you there!
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Today's No Impact Week Activities begin at the Russell Union Rotunda at 11 am - 1 pm. Check out the link provided for details.
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Nobel Prize Winner and former US Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu will be speaking at +Georgia Southern University tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 15 at 7 pm in the PAC! Chu will offer insight on our energy future and how advances in science are the key to solving our most confounding global issues in his speech entitled, “Renewing Our Independence Through Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities.” Be sure to get there early for a good seat in the PAC. Overflow will be in the Nessmith-Lane Assembly Hall and you will get to watch the speech via a live stream.
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What a fantastic idea for a master's design thesis!
When Aaron Mickelson decided to tackle the problem of packaging waste for his Pratt Institute master's design thesis The Disappearing Package last year, he wanted to go further than minimizing package size. So he gave five leading household products clever and radical eco-friendly makeovers that eliminated packaging altogether. In a...
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+Georgia Southern University has been named a "Green College" by The Princeton Review for the fourth year in a row! Congrats +Lissa Leege, Director of +The Center for Sustainability (GSU)!  
For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition, which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. “We are proud to have been recognized again as national leaders in sustainability. Georgia Southern’s commitment...
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Food Day of No Impact Week focuses on sustainable food choices. Did you know that the typical American meal travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate? Cut those 'food miles'  and associated fossil fuel costs by shopping at our Campus Farmers Market today - 10 -1 pm in the UNION BALLROOM (location changed due to the threat of rain)! 
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In honor of Trash Day and No Impact week, here are 30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks, complements of +BuzzFeed !
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Welcome to No Impact Week, a week-long challenge April 13-20 to gradually reduce your impact on the earth! Today is Trash Day! Today’s challenge is to not make ANY trash. We challenge you to reduce, reuse, and not throw anything away. If you do have to toss something, remember that all of Georgia Southern's trash goes to the landfill 70 miles away in Jesup because Statesboro's landfill is already full.
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Are you ready for No Impact Week +Georgia Southern University!?!? Georgia Southern’s No Impact Week will take place April 13-20 and will include >25 activities throughout the week to help you reduce your impact and to learn about sustainability resources on campus. We have the longest running No Impact Week program in the country and it gets better every year! Register now to participate and to earn a chance at sustainable prizes! Students, faculty, staff and the wider community are invited to participate. Get your friends and family, team and classes involved!
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Are you a student interested in a research opportunity? How about the GREEN Program!
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Founded in August 2008, the center originated as an Office of Sustainability in the College of Science and Technology and transitioned into the Center for Sustainability in 2009. Dr. Lissa Leege, Professor of Biology has directed the Center for Sustainability since its inception in August 2008.

The mission of Georgia Southern University’s Center for Sustainability (CfS) is:

•To increase education and awareness of sustainability issues, both on campus and in the community

•To provide incentives for faculty, staff, and students to incorporate sustainability in research, teaching and service 

•To form partnerships with local community to improve sustainability

•To implement best practices in sustainability at Georgia Southern University