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Welcome to (Sustainable) UGA!

We're committed to developing inspired leaders, stronger communities, and thriving natural systems. We offer paid internships, Campus Sustainability Grants, scholarships to study abroad, an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability - and other opportunities to engage with students, faculty, and staff who are passionate about people, the environment, and tangible solutions for a better future.

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Enroll in the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability.

Certificates are like interdisciplinary minors. The Sustainability Certificate can support any academic major - from art to finance, journalism to landscape architecture - equipping students with skills to make significant, systemic changes toward a sustainable future.

Apply for an internship in the Office of Sustainability.

See what Sustainability Interns did last spring.

Interns typically work 10 hours per week and get hands-on experience and leadership training to help create an increasingly sustainable campus and community.

UGA offers so many exciting opportunities to learn and grow through global engagement. We offer two $1,000 scholarships annually to help you get there through the Brittney Fox Watts Scholarship for Study Abroad in Sustainability.

Good! We do, too. Here’s a list of what can and cannot be recycled on campus.

Got compost? We have bins for that. Talk to your RA in Housing or the department head of your academic program to request one for your building.

Try Bulldog Bike Share! We think it’s the fastest and most fun way to get around. Student discounts are available for monthly and annual memberships.

Volunteer with UGArden or Campus Kitchen.

UGA’s student-run organic farm provides fresh produce to fuel student-powered hunger relief in Athens!

Greek Goes Green is a sustainability movement within Greek life at UGA. You can help your chapter reduce waste and nourish people and the planet!

Join a club or volunteer.

There are several sustainability-focused student organizations from Bag the Bag to Ocean Initiative, and much more…

Engage UGA is a platform to find meaningful volunteer opportunities in the Athens area, and the Center for Leadership and Service hosts opportunities such as IMPACT Spring Break Trips.

Campus is big with much to do, but there’s also an amazing community just beyond campus borders. Support our local businesses (including these black-owned businesses).

Athens has a great local food scene, with a plethora of farm to table restaurants for any palate. Also support local farmers at West Broad Market Garden, Athens Farmers Market, Athens Locally Grown, Collective Harvest, and other local venues.