East Georgia State College’s Recycling Initiative

East Georgia State College’s Recycling Initiative

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Last Edited: January 05, 2015 by Norma Kennedy
East Georgia State College’s Recycling Initiative
Photo (left to right) Swainsboro Fire Department Investigator and Firefighter, Wayne Davis; Firefighter, James Ward; EGSC Plant Operations

East Georgia State College is striving to increase the college’s recycling efforts. EGSC received a Coca-Cola Bin Grant that enables the college to take the 25 bins and promote recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans, as well as actively track the collections.

The grant award supports the work of East Georgia State College’s Recycling Task Force, an institutional initiative created in 2013 by President Bob Boehmer, for exploration of avenues to enhance the college’s recycling efforts. The Green Team effort, already underway, focuses on encouraging students, faculty, staff, and visitors on East Georgia State College’s three campuses to recycle, conserve, and sustain.

The aluminum can collections are donated to the local Swainsboro Fire Department for the REACH (Recycling Each Aluminum Can Helps) Project with the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (

The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization established in 1982. The GFBF serves all of Georgia through the mission of partnering with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, supporting medical facilities and assisting burn survivors in their recovery.

East Georgia State College was recently approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to offer a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration. The new degree is the second bachelor’s degree program for the College.

According to EGSC President Bob Boehmer, “East Georgia State College's mission includes offering targeted bachelor’s degrees. ‘Targeted’ means degrees designed to meet specific workforce needs. This new bachelor’s degree does exactly that. It will create the opportunity for firefighters and emergency response professionals to earn a high quality bachelor’s degree at in-state tuition rates while continuing to work as full-time first responders. East Georgia State College is proud to be able to serve our fire fighters and government professionals while they continue to serve us."