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EGSC Green Team

EGSC Green Team

EGSC Green Team

Think Globally. Act Locally.

East Georgia State College promotes conservation and other eco-friendly actions through:

  • recycling
  • energy conservation
  • sustainability practices.

We encourage you to join our efforts.

 

News

East Georgia State College will receive 25 recycling bins this summer as part of a national recycling grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Recycling

EGSC recycles aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, and paper at various marked locations around campus.

Energy Conservation

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.

Georgia Energy Challenge: Certificate of Achievement


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.

Sustainability

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!

 

College Policies that help EGSC remain beautiful and energy efficient:

Personal Office Energy Usage