Think Globally. Act Locally.
East Georgia State College promotes conservation and other eco-friendly actions through:
- energy conservation
- sustainability practices.
We encourage you to join our efforts.
EGSC recycles aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, and paper at various marked locations around campus.
Georgia Energy Challenge -- In October, 2008, then Governor Sonny Perdue issued an Energy Challenge to all state agencies to reduce energy consumption 15% by 2020. East Georgia State College aggressively took the challenge and has reached the goal! We were recognized for this accomplishment at the Fall 2013 Board of Regents Facilities Officer’s Conference.
In addition to the positive impact realized through energy conservation in the workplace, a number of faculty, staff, and students are making a personal commitment to reduce energy consumption at their homes. The Energy Challenge has been expanded beyond state agencies to allow homeowners an opportunity to participate in the challenge. If you would like to personally take the Energy Challenge, check out their website here and follow the instructions. It’s a great way for everyone to contribute to a better world for future generations.
Energy - In support of the on-going Energy Challenge, EGSC adopted the "Personal Office Energy Usage Policy" and continues to schedule academic and community facility usage efficiently to maximize energy conservation. Daily space utilization practices within buildings contribute to the success of this effort.
Buildings - EGSC practices "adaptive use" to renovate and repurpose existing space which accommodates changing needs and reduces the need for expansion of building footprints as well as the immediate need for additional facilities. Campus buildings have been re-metered to monitor energy usage and efficiently manage and conserve energy.
Grounds - Lawnmowers are equipped with mulching kits to reduce the need for watering. Indigenous plant species are used for their resistance to drought.
Water - Conservation is practiced by using drip irrigation rather than spray.
Custodial - Environment-friendly cleaning products are used. Storage space has been reduced by using concentrated chemicals that are diluted on-site.
Recycling Task Force
The EGSC "Green Team" Recycling Task Force was created May, 2013. Click here to learn more about the Initiative. Join the Green Team!