Greek Goes Green at UGA!
Through a partnership with UGA Greek Life, Interfraternity Council (IFC), and Panhellenic Council, Greek Goes Green leverages passion and commitment in the Greek community to reduce waste and create an increasingly sustainable campus and community.
Congratulations to UGA’s Official Green Chapters 2017-2018
- Delta Phi Epsilon
- Pi Beta Phi
- Sigma Delta Tau
- Sigma Kappa
- Theta Chi
- Zeta Tau Alpha
- Alpha Epsilon Pi: Ryan Bruckman
- Alpha Gamma Rho: Isaac Arriaga
- Alpha Tau Omega: Ryan Stocks
- Beta Theta Pi: Will Adams
- Beta Upsilon Chi: Jake Blaydes
- Chi Psi: Michael Bilyy
- Delta Tau Delta: Joseph Wargo
- Kappa Alpha Order: Robert Spratlin
- Lambda Chi Alpha: Spencer Hardin
- Phi Gamma Delta: Andrew Sackellares
- Phi Kappa Tau: Jackson Willis
- Pi Kappa Phi: Lucas Hildebrandt
- Sigma Chi: John Sanders, Qise Ibrahim
- Sigma Nu: Shane Gallagher
- Sigma Phi Epsilon: Griffin Ingraham
- Theta Chi: Parker Henry
- Alpha Chi Omega: Ellie Cash
- Alpha Delta Pi: Juliet Eden
- Alpha Gamma Delta: Madison Monroe
- Chi Omega: Rose Engel
- Delta Delta Delta: Gabrielle Gravel
- Delta Gamma: Grace Peoples
- Delta Phi Epsilon: Abbie Mitchell
- Delta Zeta: Sarah Lopez
- Gamma Sigma Sigma: Jaiko Cella, Daria Chryssochoos
- Kappa Alpha Theta: Taylor Champlin
- Kappa Kappa Gamma: Abby Clement, Ginny Lane Sheridan
- Pi Beta Phi: Caroline Long
- Phi Mu: Sammie Horne, Anna Houser
- Sigma Delta Tau: Richelle Matarrazzo
- Sigma Kappa: Taylor Powell
- Zeta Tau Alpha: Kenly King
How to Get Involved
Become a “Green Chapter"! If you're not currently participating in Greek Goes Green at UGA, follow the steps below or contact GreekGoesGreenUGA@gmail.com for more information!
- The Sustainability Coordinator must be an active member of your organization and a reliable communicator.
- Ideally, the Coordinator will live in-house and have a passion for people and the environment.
- Know someone? Have them email GreekGoesGreenUGA@gmail.com to get on our team!
- The Office of Sustainability Greek Life Intern will coordinate a meeting to identify recycling bin and signage needs - and help make it just as easy to recycle as it is to throw something away in your house.
- Off-campus houses will work with Athens-Clarke County Recycling to complete a Commercial Customer Recycling Plan Form (we can help you with that, too!).
- Recycle Right! Know which items can and cannot be recycled. Avoid the F-words: Food, Film & Foam! A complete list of recyclable items is available here.
- Provide extra recycling bins and strive for waste-free events!
- Conserve energy and water in your house - and walk, bike, or bus whenever possible instead of driving!
- Continue to give back, serve the community, and enhance quality of life for others!
- Celebrate your accomplishments!
- Be a leader - leverage your influence to encourage other to embrace sustainability in their lives, too!
- Stay engaged with the Office of Sustainability Greek Life Intern to learn of new opportunities and resources.
Sustainability Coordinators are encouraged to organize recycling for any major events or activities!
Email GreekGoesGreenUGA@gmail.com at least one week before your scheduled party or event for more information on how to obtain temporary bins.
Goal 1: Leadership
- Provide a positive example to others in the UGA and Athens community by incorporating social, environmental and economic sustainability practices into daily life.
- Appoint a student Sustainability Coordinator in each fraternity and sorority at UGA.
Goal 2: Waste Reduction
- Achieve and maintain compliance with ACC’s Commercial Recycling Ordinance in all Greek Life houses, both on and off-campus.
- Reduce landfilled waste from Greek Life houses and events by 65% by 2020.
Goal 3: Safe Mobility
- Watch out for Dawgs!
- Encourage the use of alternative transportation such as walking, biking, transit, and carpooling by members and visitors.
Goal 4: Energy & Water Conservation
- Reduce energy use by 25% and water use by 40% by 2020 through infrastructure improvements and behavioral changes in Greek Life houses.