Welcome to the Center for Sustainability!

Welcome to the Center for Sustainability at UWG (CSUWG). The Center was created in 2014 as an extension of the Sustainability Council; its mission is to promote sustainability initiatives on campus and the community with a longer term vision of making UWG one of the most recognized sustainable campuses in Georgia. Currently the center’s mission and vision are being pursued by the Sustainability Council and the Director for Sustainability at UWG. This website is the virtual home of the Center; it aims to be a go-to site for all things related to sustainability on campus. We hope you find it useful.

Contact Us

Hannes Gerhardt
Director of Sustainability


For the first time ever the University of West Georgia is pursuing an AASHE STARS ranking. AASHE stands for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and their STARS assessment is the premier tool in the United States used for measuring and reporting data on the status of campus sustainability.






Public Lecture on Climate Change

On Wednesday, April 1, Dr. John Nolt (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee) will give a public lecture on “Counting the Moral Costs of Global Climate Change". The talk starts at 6:30pm. It takes place at the Neva Lomason Memorial Public Library in Carrollton. This talk is open to the public. All are welcome to attend. Check out Upcoming Events.

Sustainability Video Clip Contest (with prizes!)

The Center for Sustainability at UWG is sponsoring a video clip upload event for all persons affiliated with UWG. All you need to do is upload a mini-film of 10 seconds or less to Instagram using hashtag #gowestgogreen. The best uploaded video wins a Kinle Fire! The competition ends with the ending of Earthweek, April. For more detailed instructions go HERE.


As one of only a handful of universities in Georgia, The University of West Georgia is participating in RecyleMania 2015. Recylemania is a fun nationwide competition to see who can recycle the most amount of “waste” in a given 8 week period. This event is organizes by UWG’s Recycling Program and Housing and Residence Life. Please contact Jason Robinson (robinso@westga.edu) to see how you or your organization can help.