As part of the celebration for Earth Day in April, GGC takes part in various activities centered around sustainability. View the events calendar for more information.
Activities around campus promote and educate students, faculty and staff on better ways to be a green Grizzly. Events include:
- Participation in the RecycleMania tournament with a recycling carnival
- GGC dining weighs the waste
- Nick Boxer, co-creator of Captain Planet, speaks
- Games, movies, discussions
- And a whole lot more!
Groundbreaking for GGC's first Community Garden
Milestone date - March 21, 2013
Produce raised in the Garden will be donated to the Lawrenceville Cooperative, to further their food bank mission of assisting food-insecure families in Lawrenceville and Dacula. Learn more about the Community Garden.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.
Over a 10-week period, schools around the country report recycling and trash data, which ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita or has the highest recycling rate. Each week, participating schools watch their results fluctuate against other schools and use these results to rally their campus communities to recycle more.
Find out how we did this year for "Weigh the Waste."
Participation in the competition familiarizes students with the College's environmental programs and, hopefully, instills in them a lifelong habit.
Overall Goals for RecycleMania:
- Have a fair and friendly recycling competition.
- Increase recycling participation by students and staff.
- Heighten awareness of the College's waste management and recycling programs.
- Expand economic opportunities while addressing environmental issues in a positive way.
- Lower waste generated on-campus by reducing, reusing and recycling.
- Have the competition act as a catalyst for schools to build and expand waste reduction programs on campus.