Looking Forward

The UGA Office of Sustainability and the Georgia Initiative for Climate & Society, with input from students, faculty, staff and community members, developed a UGA Sustainability Plan to document greenhouse gas emissions and provide a roadmap with short, medium, and long term goals and strategies to increase resiliency and significantly reduce the University’s emissions over time.

The UGA 2020 Strategic Plan was created as part of its decennial reaccreditation process. The University of Georgia embarked on a long-range planning exercise in spring 2009 to envision what it would look like in the year 2020.  Planning related to sustainability is prevalent in the plan, specifically Strategic Direction VII (pages 15-16).

The Finance and Administration Strategic Plan demonstrates how the Finance and Administration division of the University of Georgia will support the 2010-2020 UGA Strategic Plan.

Looking Back

The 2014 Campus Sustainability Report highlights sustainability-related initiatives and programs at the University of Georgia.

UGA earned a Gold STARS Rating for 2014 from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for initiatives in education, research, operations, planning, administration & engagement.

The 2010-2014 Office of Sustainability Review Team Report assesses the performance of the student green fee and the Office of Sustainability in meeting the original intent of the Green Initiative Fund proposal and the University’s sustainability goals as contained in the 2010-2020 UGA Strategic Plan.

The 2010-2015 Office of Sustainability Strategic Plan illustrates our office’s commitment to enhance conservation of resources and long-term sustainability at the University of Georgia. Primary responsibilities of the Office include coordination, communication and advancement of sustainability initiatives at the University of Georgia.

The 2009 Report of the Working Group on Sustainability at UGA assessed and synthesized ongoing sustainability efforts and recommended optimal means for sharing information and strengthening future collective efforts.

The 2007 Water Resources Report presents recommendations generated by a 12-member advisory task force charged with identifying effective water conservation strategies on campus in response to a severe local and regional drought.

Office of Sustainability Green Fee Budget Reports

The UGA Office of Sustainability is primarily funded through the student Green Fee, and here is how those funds are used: