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National Sustainability Recognition

U.S. Department of Education, Green Ribbon Schools. 2018 award winner

2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee (one of six post-secondary institutions selected)

Pictured left to right at 2018 Green Ribbon Award Ceremony in Washington D.C.: Mr. Frank Brogan, (Assistant U.S. Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education,US Department of Education) Ms. Kelly Close (Director, EHS, GS), Dr. Lissa Leege (Director, CfS, GS), Ms. Tiffoni Buckle-McCartney (Environmental and Sustainability Manager, GS), Ms. Katie Twining (AVP Division of Facilities, GS), Mr. Adam Honeysett (Managing Director of State and Local Engagement, US Department of Education)
Pictured left to right at 2018 Green Ribbon Award Ceremony in Washington D.C.: Mr. Frank Brogan, (Assistant U.S. Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education,US Department of Education) Ms. Kelly Close (Director, EHS, GS), Dr. Lissa Leege (Director, CfS, GS), Ms. Tiffoni Buckle-McCartney (Environmental and Sustainability Manager, GS), Ms. Katie Twining (AVP Division of Facilities, GS), Mr. Adam Honeysett (Managing Director of State and Local Engagement, US Department of Education)

2017 Climate Leadership Awards

2017 Climate Leadership Awards(Honorable Mention/ 2nd place) Second Nature

Dr. Tim Carter (President, Second Nature), Tiffoni Buckl-McCartney (Sustainability Manager, Georgia Southern) and Dr. Lissa Leege (Director, CfS, Georgia Southern) with award at 2018 Second Nature Summit in Tempe, Arizona.

Dr. Tim Carter (President, Second Nature), Tiffoni Buckl-McCartney (Sustainability Manager, Georgia Southern) and Dr. Lissa Leege (Director, CfS, Georgia Southern) with award at 2018 Second Nature Summit in Tempe, Arizona
Dr. Tim Carter (President, Second Nature), Tiffoni Buckl-McCartney (Sustainability Manager, Georgia Southern) and Dr. Lissa Leege (Director, CfS, Georgia Southern) with award at 2018 Second Nature Summit in Tempe, Arizona

2014 Governor’s Award for Energy Reduction (Georgia)


Top participant in Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program


Most Affordable- Best choice schools

2014 Top 50 Eco-friendly, Affordable Colleges, Best Choice Schools


The Princeton Review Guide to Green schools 2017

2011-present, named among top green universities in U.S. in Guide to Green Schools, Princeton Review

Last updated: 10/26/2020