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 Goes Green’s importance can’t be emphasized enough, it is such important cause for our campus and for our Earth 🙂

It’s the everyday little things that make a difference in this big world of ours — today and everyday I drink from a reusable water bottle and ride the bus.”

Ana-Sophia Chung, Pi Beta Phi Sustainability Coordinator, Class of 2021, Biology major and Spanish minor

FRATERNITIES

sororities

MULTICULTURAL, BUSINESS,

& SERVICE FRATERNITIES

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi: Michael Morgan
  • Alpha Gamma Rho: Austin Griffin 
  • Alpha Tau Omega: Taylor Drudy 
  • Beta Theta Pi: Jeremy Billik
  • Chi Phi: Aidan Robers and Thomas Layton
  • Chi Psi: Gavin Addeo
  • Delta Tau Delta: Joseph Wargo 
  • Kappa Alpha Order: Duncan Kleinbub
  • Kappa Sigma: Drew Agur 
  • Phi Delta Theta: Will Hooper 
  • Phi Gamma Delta: Walker Robinson
  • Phi Kappa Psi: Neil Robinson
  • Phi Kappa Tau: Jackson Willis
  • 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 Pi: Bradley Patterson 
  • Tau Epsilon Phi: Jacob Schiele
  • Alpha Chi Omega: Bella Torchia 
  • Alpha Delta Pi: Sarah Perrine and Annie Moore
  • Alpha Gamma Delta: Madison Monroe
  • Alpha Omicron Pi: Riley George
  • Alpha Phi: Natalie Roberts 
  • Chi Omega: MC Dematteo 
  • 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: Caroline Petithomme 
  • Kappa Alpha Theta: Michael Marie Stogner
  • Kappa Delta: Ava Hiller 
  • Pi Beta Phi: Heather Wright and Lauren Skeen 
  • Phi Mu: Jordan Allcorn and  Anna Houser
  • Sigma Delta Tau: Hannah Restler 
  • Sigma Kappa: Erin O’Reilly and Ali Bengston 
  • Zeta Tau Alpha: Sarah Hall
  • Delta Phi Omega: Afsana Rahman 
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma: Nishka Malik & Sami Snider

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, compostable products are a good alternative, especially if you engage in commercial composting.  Visit LUC Provisions for a local source of BPI certified compostable items.

    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 

    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.