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Sustainability

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Welcome to Sustainability Programs at Georgia Southern University.

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is often defined as the ability to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. In other words, sustainability requires careful use of our resources, including water, air, energy, biodiversity, soil, etc. so they will be in adequate supply for the foreseeable future. 

To find out if you’re living a sustainable life:

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Apply to be an Eco-Rep Today! Be an environmental leader on campus! Learn about sustainability themes such as waste, water, climate change, social sustainability, and more. Earn a solar backpack! For more information visit georgiasouthern.edu/sustainability. Georgia Southern University Office of Leadership and Community Engagement, Eco-Reps, Sustainability
 EcoReps raise awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmental and socially responsible behavior throughout the campus by planning related events and activities on the Statesboro campus. Click here to apply!

Our Mission

  • To increase positive behavior through education and awareness on sustainability issues on campus and the community.
  • To provide incentives for faculty, staff, and students to incorporate sustainability in research, teaching and service.
  • To form partnerships with local community to improve sustainability.
  • To implement best practices in sustainability at Georgia Southern University.

Who We Are

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Cami Sockow
Sustainability Coordinator

Cami is a Georgia transplant from Southern Illinois, but a Michigan native. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After finishing her Bachelors in Leisure Services Management with a focus in Outdoor Leadership in 2012, she taught experiential learning in Southeast Minnesota. She then returned to SIUC and obtained her Master’s degree in Geography and Environmental Resources with a focus in Sustainability. Her role consists of managing our student sustainability leaders to help educate and illuminate sustainability issues, while overseeing all sustainability events/programming on the Statesboro campus. She also manages the sustainability grant program and builds partnerships across campus to elevate sustainability within their departments. She resides in Savannah and is actively engaged in her community through co-chairing two non-profits: the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance and the Climate Reality Project

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Jade Boehmer

I’m from Richmond Hill, Ga, but grew up in Virginia and have also lived in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. I am a sophomore with a biology major, chemistry minor, and a concentration in environmental sustainability. When I was in 7th grade, I watched a documentary about where our food comes from and how it was affecting our environment. From there, my interest in sustainability grew and developed into a passion of mine. I believe that we should be giving back to our planet in order for it to continue providing us with resources and a home. We only have one earth so if we want our future generations to be able to live well, we must live in a way that allows for this.

Contact Us

Sustainability Programs
P.O. Box 8042-1
Statesboro, GA 30460

Phone: (912) 478-5895
Fax: (912) 478-0845
Email: cfs@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Last updated: 9/23/2020