The College of Coastal Georgia is committed to environmental compliance, energy and water conservation and the implementation of sustainable business practices in the conduct of all College activities.
Our effectiveness and reputation depend on our ability to work in harmony with the environment, complying with environmental laws and regulations, and being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are committed to incorporating sustainable practices into our daily activities.
Successful sustainability programs require the participation of all departments, schools, employees and students. By working together and being proactive we can take steps to ensure the health of our students, our workforce and community, and protect and conserve our natural environment for future generations.
Single Stream Recycling
The College of Coastal Georgia uses a single stream recycling system. This means that all recyclables are put together and transported to a recycling center for the separation. In other words, you can put most of your recyclables, like paper, aluminum, cardboard, and plastic, in the same container.
College of Coastal Georgia Recycling Goals
Our goal is 70 percent reduction of materials taken to the landfill.
Desk Side Recycling
100 percent participation in the CCGA Desk Side Recycling program.
Achieve 100 percent awareness by faculty, staff, and students about the Recycling Programs at CCGA.
Buy Recycled Products
Continue to emphasize buying recycled products and paper, surplus property, ink cartridges, and plastic bags
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling.
Goals For RecycleMania
- Motivate students and staff to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation.
- Generate attention and support for campus recycling programs.
- Encourage colleges to measure and benchmark recycling activity in their effort to improve their programs over time.
- Have a fair and friendly completion.