This partial listing of sustainability activities, presented by Michael Chang of Ga. Tech, seemed intimidatingly large.

SUSTAINABILITY BOARD GATHERS IDEAS, DATA, NEW ACQUAINTANCES AT GEORGIA COLLEGES CONFERENCE

Have you ever considered getting an electric car, but  thought they’re too expensive?  According  to Hannah Solar Corporation, if you use the tax credit, a lease for a Nissan  Leaf can be had for as little as $75 per month. …

Earth Sense appears new every week on p.2. in the Sunday Times, and online at www.gainesvilletimes.com/life.

Trying to Make Sense 700 Times in a Row

“Calendars aren’t my strongest suit,” admits Rudi Kiefer, Ph.D., science professor at Brenau.  “But according to the list of titles I’ve kept, the Gainesville Times has now published the 700th column I’ve written for the paper, one every week.”It started…

Plantings at TLW are in handicap-accessible beds. Notice the rich, dark soil color which suggests fertility and high organic content. (Photo T.Nye)

Brenau Scientists Travel to Discover Secrets of Truly Living Well

August 7 was a very rainy Wednesday in North Georgia, but this didn’t stop a long-planned field trip to Atlanta’s Truly Living Well urban farm. Profs. Jessi Shrout and Teri Nye took the tour of TLW’s Wheat Street location (Rudi…

Mary-Beth Looney after receiving 2013 Faculty of the Year Award, including an undisclosed dollar amount.

Mary Beth Looney wins 2013 Faculty of the Year Award

Picture this: two dozen grown-up looking people in a classroom, all of them faculty, plus a couple of student assistants. All are wearing more or less elaborate togas or poorly disguised bed sheets. Some are negotiating in a civilized manner,…

The Southface Building: rooftop employee break "room", solar collectors, rooftop garden and rainwater collector.

Kiefer elected to EarthShare Board of Directors

Rudi Kiefer, Ph.D., science professor and director of  sustainability at Brenau, was elected on  May 31 to serve on the Board of Directors of EarthShare.  “The nomination came as a surprise,” Kiefer  said.  “But meeting the other board  members after…

(Photo from video) The plot of the sketch consists of a group of students desperately trying to write a sustainability-related song for a class assignment, with somewhat comical results.

‘Grandma is an Activist’ Brenau Sustainability Singers Provide Musical Fun

Expressing thoughts through music is a time-honored tradition at Brenau.  Lately, the trend has also emerged among staff and students who aren’t in the Music Department.  This past year, productions by Juli Clay, James Sennett, Kimberly Dean and Danielle Miller…

From left Dana Cole and Esther Sindler inspect donations from the residence halls.

Residential students depart, leaving treasures behind

The residence halls have gone quiet, and hallways are  looking empty. But while leaving for the  summer, a great number of Women’s College students did a good deed in the  process.  Collection boxes placed in collaboration between Brenau’s Sustainability  Center…

More than just another sign: Ji-In Park posts a message that saves resources and points out a way to live a healthier life.

Students Top Semester With Sustainability Projects

With May Day, final exams, term papers and preparations for graduation, the end of spring semester is the busiest time for Brenau students.  Nevertheless, groups formed from sororities, Servant Leaders, Eco Friends and a multitude of classes found the time to perform projects related…

Participants of the Tigers For Tigers Conference

Tigers for Tigers: Esther Sindler (WC’2016) attends national aid summit

Tigers were the theme of the coalition conference held at  Clemson University April 19-21.  The  majority of participants were students from half a dozen colleges who had  something in common:  they all attend  schools who have a tiger mascot.  The …

The Brenau Sustainability Singers, so named just for this one-time event, includes Jie Pan, Kirstin Marsh (not pictured), Rachel McFarland, Cody Otero, Dannin Duncan, Riannon Webb, and Keisha Boykin. They will be joined by members of Ecofriends.

Brenau Celebrates Earth Day with a Sustainability Fair Apr. 10

The afternoon of Wednesday, April 10 will see lots of activity on the front lawn from 12 to 4 p.m.Sustainability Fair 2013 is the capstone to Brenau’s Sense & Sustainability series, held to celebrate Earth Day. Of the many groups…