Sustainability Certificate Orientation

We would love to invite you to kick off the school year with us at the Orientation. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the certificate and meet your peers and sustainability faculty outside of class. Food and beverages will be provided following the orientation as well. 


  • MLC ROOMS 250 & 253 
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Social Ecology Studio Project Pilot Grants

The Social Ecology Studio is a multi-researcher, collaborative art workspace dedicated to advancing sustainability and resilience through the arts. Capitalizing on art’s ability to engage, inform and activate a diverse range of constituents, the studio acts as a bridge, humanizing and connecting community members and policy makers with issues entrenched in social ecology. The Studio facilitates collaborations with scientific and social research topics from across campus and the community, serving as a hub for graduate and undergraduate students to identify research opportunities while providing space and resources to work collaboratively.

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Fall 2017 Orientation

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Certificate Orientation on Wednesday, September 13th! The Certificate Staff was thrilled to have an attendance of 70+ students, faculty, and staff join us for an evening filled with talk of the Certificate as well as the community. We began with opening remarks from the Office of Sustainability’s very own director, Kevin Kirsche. In addition, we discussed the breakdown of what the Certificate consists of along with having a workshop to inform students about the capstone project process. It was incredible to see the expansion of the Certificate and how far we have come in our first year. Thank you for the continued support and we look forward to what the rest of this year will hold!


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Capstone Class Fall 2017

Our first ever capstone class for the certificate.  What an amazing group of students.

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Certificate Impact

From initiatives that save our university millions of dollars in food waste every year to helping support sustainable solutions to invasive plant growth, our students are making a difference in the Athens-Clarke County community. Want to find out more? Take a look at some final portfolios produced by Certificate graduates, featuring their experiences with sustainability at UGA!

David Hasslinger's Portfolio

Lindsey Bineau's Portfolio

Mason Towe's Portfolio

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