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From the very beginning, Georgia Southern has been conscious of its impact on the environment. Every year the university president hosts a tree planting ceremony on Sweetheart Circle, a tradition dating back to the 1970s when President Dale Lick began planting a tree in December to kick off the holiday season instead of mailing Christmas cards to the campus community.

Since then we have made the principles of sustainability fundamental to every aspect of higher education at Georgia Southern. As a campus we are committed to both preparing students to develop the solutions for a healthy and sustainable society as well as making sustainability a core value in our operations and planning.

The Environmental Health and Safety department  is committed to being a leader in promoting environmental awareness and action. All students, faculty, and staff share in the responsibilities to demonstrate our commitment to conservation and sustainable practices.

For more information on sustainability and how you can get involved visit Sustain Southern.


Last updated: 10/20/2021