Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability accepting nominations for the fifth Annual Green Eagle Awards

Sarah Smith

Georgia Southern University’s Center for Sustainability is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Green Eagle Awards from Thursday to April 1.

The Green Eagle Awards were created in 2015 and were started to honor individuals who have shown tremendous efforts to promote sustainability on GS’ campus and in their community, Lisa Leege, director of the Center for Sustainability, said.

“The nominees are to have gone above and beyond when it comes to sustainability for Georgia Southern, such as leading a sustainability effort, serving a role with the Center for Sustainability, working on some aspect of sustainable food or for faculty and staff, incorporating sustainability into their courses and research,” Leege said.

One to two students, faculty or administrators and staff will be chosen based on their roles and activities, contribution and impact of sustainability on GS’ campus. The winners will be chosen by the Sustainability Fee Committee, primarily made of students.

All nominees will be honored and winners will be announced at a ceremony following the closing reception for the Sustainability Showcase on April 22 at 3 p.m. at the Zach S. Henderson Library. The winners will receive a plaque as well as have their name displayed on a plaque in the Biological Sciences building.

Candidates must be committed to making GS’ campus sustainable and can be nominated by anyone through filling out a form online. For a full list of requirements, visit the Grants and Awards tab on the Center for Sustainability’s website.

Sarah Smith, The George-Anne Candidate,