Fraternities and Sororities
GREEK GOES GREEN AT UGA

Greek goes green at uga!

Leveraging passion, commitment, and leadership to create an increasingly sustainable campus and community.

Congratulations to UGA’s Official Green Chapters 2018-2019

  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

“Greek life has such a huge impact on campus, and by working together to make our chapters more sustainable, we can spark a change to reduce UGA’s environmental footprint. The Greek Goes Green Initiative is so important to Alpha Gamma Delta because we strive to positively impact the world, and becoming more environmentally conscious is the perfect way to do that. Even small changes like using a reusable coffee cup can have such a big impact!”

Brooke Rogers, Alpha Gamma Delta Sustainability Coordinator, Class of 2022, Dance and Political Science double major

FRATERNITIES

sororities

MULTICULTURAL, BUSINESS,

& SERVICE FRATERNITIES

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi: Michael Morgan
  • Alpha Gamma Rho: Austin Griffin
  • Beta Theta Pi: Jeremy Billik
  • Chi Phi: Aidan Robers and Thomas Layton
  • Chi Psi: Gavin Addeo
  • Delta Tau Delta: Jordy Klustner
  • Kappa Alpha Order: Duncan Kleinbub
  • Kappa Sigma: Zach Hubert
  • Lamda Chi Alpha: Simon Scornik
  • Phi Delta Theta: Will Hooper 
  • Phi Gamma Delta: Walker Robinson
  • Phi Kappa Psi: Neil Robinson
  • Phi Kappa Tau: John Busch
  • Pi Kappa Alpha: Peter Marcus
  • Pi Kappa Phi: Davis Ellington 
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Perry Frazer
  • Sigma Chi: Jackson Hall and Matt Halbig 
  • Sigma Nu: Jeff Powell and Candler Boyett
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon: Drew Byus 
  • Sigma Pi: Bradley Patterson 
  • Tau Epsilon Phi: Jacob Schiele
  • Alpha Chi Omega: Bella Torchia 
  • Alpha Delta Pi: Sarah Perrine and Annie Moore
  • Alpha Gamma Delta: Brooke Rodgers
  • Alpha Omicron Pi: Lauren Greenfield
  • Alpha Phi: Natalie Roberts 
  • Chi Omega: Lindsey Holland
  • Delta Delta Delta: Camille Steyaert 
  • Delta Gamma: Jenna Hughes
  • Delta Phi Epsilon: Langley Smith 
  • Delta Zeta: Kelly May Sheehan and McKenna Rigdon
  • Gamma Phi Beta: Maggie Whitehead
  • Kappa Alpha Theta: Karley Welch and Hattie Chancy
  • Kappa Delta: Ava Hiller and Mia Savelli
  • Pi Beta Phi: Heather Wright
  • Phi Mu: Jordan Allcorn and Nathalie LeBreton
  • Sigma Delta Tau: Devon Altman
  • Sigma Kappa: Erin O’Reilly and Stephanie Neville
  • Zeta Tau Alpha: Caroline Lindsey
  • Delta Phi Omega: Afsana Rahman 
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma: Nishka Malik & Sami Snider
  • Sigma Alpha: Jenna Franke

NOURISH: Five Steps to Nourish your Chapter, Community, & Planet!

A program of Greek Goes Green and Foodshed UGA. To earn your Nourish points, fill out this form weekly! 

1: Commit
  • Commit to provide wholesome meals for chapter members, source 10% or more of your food from local farmers and vendors, and encourage all members to purchase local foods.
    A) Provide wholesome meals for chapter members

    Wholesome food is defined as food in compliance with the 2015-2020 dietary guidelines. MyPlate healthy meals include fruit and veggies to comprise half of each plate, half of grains consumed should be whole grains, vary your proteins, and drink and eat less sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars.

    In It to Win It: Scoring based on the number of “MyPlate” healthy meals provided each week.

    B) Source 10% or more of your food from local farmers and vendors

    “10% of food” correlates directly with 10% of your chapter’s food budget (some resources for buying local foods).

    In It to Win It: Scoring based on percent of weekly food budget spent on local foods.


C) Encourage all members to purchase local foods.

Announce at Chapter meetings and/or send weekly reminders to chapter members about Farmers Markets and other opportunities to purchase fresh, local foods and/or volunteer with local food and hunger related organizations

In It to Win It: Scoring based on weekly announcement of local food purchasing and volunteering opportunities, and number of members that purchase local foods and/or volunteer at food/hunger related events and organizations. 

2: Reduce
  • Reduce waste and eliminate single use items during meal service.

    Develop and implement phased plans to eliminate single use items during meal service.

    • Eliminate the use of styrofoam from all chapter events.
    • Replace single use utensils with reusable options. (Tip: you may already have reusable silverware in your chapter house!)
    • Provide reusable “late plate” containers. (This will save you money in the long run!)
    • Replace disposable cups and plates with reusable ones.
    • Note: if your chapter lacks necessary infrastructure to support the use of reusable service wares, BPI certified compostable products – such as those from EcoProducts – are a good alternative, especially if you engage in commercial composting.

    In It to Win It: Scoring based on the number of meals provided with reusable or compostable service wares, and the number of meals at which reusable late plates were provided.

    3. Donate
      • Donate unused food items to a local organization that serves community members in need. 

        Develop and implement a plan to donate unused food items to a local organization that serves community members in need. 

        • For example: leftover portions from dinner on Monday will need to be packaged and donated to an organization, such as Salvation Army, and then distributed to people who might be hungry on Tuesday.
        • Chapter will be responsible for coordinating leftover collection, possible leftover storage (depending on accepting organization), and either pick-up or drop-off of food with the accepting organization.
        • Food donation efforts will be unique to each chapter and may require coordination with other chapters depending on available food quantities and the organization that will be accepting the donation.
        • A list of organizations that will partner with chapters for food donations is coming soon!

        In It to Win It:  Scoring based on the number of portions that are donated (estimated by the chapter’s head chef).

    4. Compost
    • Implement composting at your chapter house and/or programs.

    In It to Win It:  Scoring based on the number of full bags of organic material composted each week.

    For chapters that want to compost at their house, this guide and YouTube video may be helpful.

    To schedule (and pay for) compost collection, contact Joe Dunlop at Athens Clarke County Recycling Division, joe.dunlop@accgov.com, or local compost collection company, Awesome Possum.

    If you would like a free composting option for your chapter, UGArden is now accepting compost drop-off! This would require you or another member of your chapter to drop off your chapter’s compost at UGArden weekly. For more information on what compostable items UGArden is looking for, please visit https://ugarden.uga.edu/home/compost-information/.

     

    5. Plant

    Plant edible and/or native plants to create a nourishing and pollinator-friendly landscape at your chapter house and/or members’ houses.

    Here is a list of thirty perennials for pollinators from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia that you could plant at your chapter house! When resourcing these plants, we encourage you to check out these local plant nurseries.

    In It to Win It:  Scoring based on the number of new native plants that are planted.