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Georgia Southern University to promote sustainable practices during Southern Sustainability Week on Statesboro Campus April 3-6

Next week, Georgia Southern University’s Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (OLCE) will host Southern Sustainability Week to raise awareness about sustainable practices with fun and engaging activities.

Events will be hosted on the Statesboro Campus from April 3-6, featuring exhibits, games, a scavenger hunt, the Campus Thrift Store and a farmer’s market. Prominent speakers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, hosts of the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary, “The Minimalists: Less is Now,” will also give a talk about living with less that is open to the public.

“Southern Sustainability Week is an opportunity for students to explore environmental and social sustainability through programs such as the Campus Thrift Store, Campus Farmers Market and daily activities at the Union Rotunda,” said Kira Jatoft, OLCE assistant director of Sustainability and Leadership. “Sustain Southern is excited to partner with campus and community organizations to allow students to learn more about sustainable resources, sustainability on campus, and how their actions now can impact future generations.”  

Highlights from the Southern Sustainability Week schedule include:

Monday, April 3 
Road to Recycling 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Russell Union Rotunda

Students can participate in recycling games and educational tabling.

Tuesday, April 4 
Reducing Inequalities

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Russell Union Rotunda

Sustain Southern joins with campus partners for interactive and informative awareness activities and tabling.

Guest Speakers: The Minimalists
5 – 6 p.m.
Russell Union Ballroom
Emmy-nominated Netflix stars of “The Minimalists: Less is Now,” podcasters and New York Times bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus help millions of people live meaningfully with less. The Minimalists have been featured in TIME, GQ, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC and NPR, and have spoken at Apple and Google.
**This event is open to the public. Registration is required. To sign up, click here

Wednesday, April 5
Farmer’s Market
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Russell Union Rotunda
Multiple vendors and exhibitors will share their sustainable initiatives and goods. 

Thursday, April 6
Educational Scavenger Hunt
11 a.m – 1 p.m.
*Begins at the Russell Union Rotunda

Educational Scavenger Hunt relating to climate change begins at the Rotunda and winds throughout campus. 

April 3-6

Campus Thrift Store
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Please consider donating gently used clothing in drop off locations throughout the Statesboro Campus through March 29. Donations can also include canned goods and hygiene products. Donations will earn credits that can be used to purchase items from the Campus Thrift Store. This year staff and faculty can donate their credits for students to use throughout the event.

Southern Sustainability Week, formerly called No Impact Week, has been an annual event on campus in 2015. For more information, visit Southern Sustainability’s website or contact Kira Jatoft at


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