Administrative Services

Georgia State is committed to creating a Green Environment. Check out these administrative initiatives.

Dining Services

Dining Services is ditching the trays in their eateries. Studies have shown that by doing so food waste can be reduced up to 30%. Benefits of this system include water and energy conservation, elimination of chemicals, detergents and drying agents used to clean the trays, costs of purchasing and maintaining tray inventory, and a decrease in discharge into landfills, incinerators, and waste water treatment facilities. For more information about PantherDining’s green initiatives, click here.

Environmental Programs

Environmental Programs, located in Dahlberg Hall, recycles light bulbs, batteries, used oil, ballasts and paint. Those interested in recycling these items should contact Michael Thompson at 404-413-3551. In some cases Environmental Programs can pick up the items that need to be recycled. In other cases you may need to meet them at the L-lot universal waste cage.

Facilities Management Services

Building Services collects recyclable materials as part of their waste collection process. They have goals of reducing landfill waste by 5% each of the next five years, bringing up to $33,000 annually to the university. For recycling containers for your area, email

Building Services has also recently purchased eight 250-gallon water collection tanks that will capture rainwater runoff to be used for pressure washing projects and irrigation.

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Information Systems & Technology

Georgia State’s Technology Operations Center is a battery-free zone. The center runs on revolutionary compressed-air technology that uses less power, produces fewer emissions and helps machines run more efficiently. The data center is located on the ground floor of Library South,103 Decatur St., room G-8.
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Parking and Transportation Services

The Parking and Transportation Services Office at Georgia State seeks to encourage alternative transportation and provides helpful information for individuals who wish to participate in transportation programs that address environmental concerns.
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University Housing

University Housing encourages students to recycle and has worked to ensure that Georgia State residence halls currently provide receptacles for the recycling of newspaper, plastic, glass and aluminum. More information can be found here.

Student Recreation Center

Since opening in 2001, the Student Recreation Center has strived to implement “green” initiatives, including many that provide water, gas, and power savings and the utilization of green cleaning chemicals (also non-chemicals) and equipment.  Find out more about the SRCs green initiatives here.

Upcoming Events

11:00 am Earth Day Street Festival @ Gilmer Street (Courtland Street to Piedmont Avenue)
Earth Day Street Festival @ Gilmer Street (Courtland Street to Piedmont Avenue)
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
GSU offers a plethora of Earth loving activities, give-a-ways, local organizations, and student groups; Featuring FREE FOOD from Hail Caesar, Pressed for Time and King of Pops to tease your eco-friendly palette!
5:00 pm Green Team Earth Day Fair @ Piedmont North A Parking Lot
Green Team Earth Day Fair @ Piedmont North A Parking Lot
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come celebrate Earth Day with the University Housing Green Team! The Earth Day fair will feature food trucks, activities, and the unveiling of the Panther Power Down competition winners! Come join us f a night… more »
11:00 am “Plastic Awareness” Presentation... @ Urban Life Room 100
“Plastic Awareness” Presentation... @ Urban Life Room 100
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Founders of One More Generation (OMG), discuss solutions to our increasing “plastic problem”; Moderated by Executive Director of Green Law, Stephanie Stuckey Benfield.  Plastic Scavenger Hunt activity following presentation. Food and refreshments provided.
3:00 pm Climate Change Discussion @ University Center Room 460 & 465
Climate Change Discussion @ University Center Room 460 & 465
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion in which climate change experts navigate the complexities of this topic and try to answer the pressing question, “Is climate change real, or not?”  Food and refreshments provided.
7:30 pm E-Couture Fashion Show & Clothin... @ University Commons Courtyard
E-Couture Fashion Show & Clothin... @ University Commons Courtyard
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a revolutionary combo of style and re-use that promises fun for the fashionistas, and environmentalists in all of us! See featured boutique-style jewelry and accessories from Stella&Dot. Don’t forget to bring your… more »

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