Alternative Spring Break
INITIATIVE NAME Alternative Spring Break
UNIVERSITY Georgia College & State University
TAGS spring break | hands-on | sustainable living
CONTACT Lori Strawder <sustaingc@gcsu.edu>
WEBSITES frontpage.gcsu.edu/article/news/students-participate-sustainable-living-spring-break-experience




SUMMARY

Students were given the opportunity to participate in a program during spring break to learn about sustainable living and farming. Funding was also available to them through the Office of Sustainability.



IMPACT

Students were able to go and learn about ways they can implement sustainable living into their lives. Some of them are involved with the Gardening Club and installation of our campus garden, so they were able to get ideas and learn gardening practices while they were away. 



PROCEDURE

This opportunity was made available through the Office of Sustainability. Interested students contacted our Chief Sustainability Officer and attended an informational meeting to learn about the program and funding opportunities. 



MISTAKES & LESSONS LEARNED

This was a great program, but not many students were made aware of it, so further advertising is needed.



FUTURE PLANS

Continue to have opportunities like this so that students can be immersed in sustainabile living and bring those ideas back to campus. Also, to advertise more so that more students can get involved in initiatives like this.