Georgia Southern University

Center for Sustainability to Host Sustainability Showcase, Green Eagle Award Ceremony

The Center for Sustainability and the Zach S. Henderson Library at Georgia Southern have teamed up to present the first-ever Sustainability Showcase.

On display at Henderson Library, the showcase highlights 23 campus sustainability fee funded grant projects including a solar powered utility cart, new LED lights, interpretive signs for the campus, cutting edge carbon capture technology and much more.

“When the first Sustainability Fee grants were awarded, I knew that we needed a way to share these wonderful sustainability advances with the campus. In particular, we needed to reach students, whose vision in proposing and supporting the sustainability fee is the reason for the $438,000 in grants this year,” said Lissa Leege, director of the Center for Sustainability. “Our vision was an exhibit that provided a hands on view of all of these projects in one place.”

In addition to the Sustainability Showcase, President Brooks Keel will present the first-ever Green Eagle Awards on behalf of the Center during a ceremony at 3 p.m. on April 22, the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the closing reception of the Sustainability Showcase, located on the first floor of Henderson Library.

“Many individuals on the Georgia Southern campus have made exceptional contributions to campus and community sustainability through the years, and we felt that they should be honored for their commitment and leadership,” Leege said of why the award was created.

Nominations were solicited campus wide for the award, and a subcommittee from the Sustainability Fee Committee has selected two students, two staff members and two faculty members from a group of 14 nominees.

The Showcase and Green Eagle Award ceremony are both free and open to the public. The exhibit is open during library hours until April 22.



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