Seedlings Green Guide at Georgia State
Want to be a part of creating a bright green future?Here's all you need to know about our campus and our city to help you make truly sustainable choices.
Why live green?
At an individual level, our pursuit of environmental sustainability can come through lifestyle changes. How we travel and dispose of our waste, what products we use, where we buy our food, and our energy usage are all areas in which we can make choices that contribute to a greener lifestyle. Here we will show you the different things you have at your disposal on campus and around Georgia State to make that a little bit easier.
Eating & drinking
Shopping at farmers markets is a pleasant way of reducing our carbon footprint. There is usually less plastic involved too! Atlanta has many markets selling regionally grown produce, hot food, and more. Some of these are the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, Freedom Farmers Market, Grant Park Farmers Market, Piedmont Park Green Market, and Ponce City Farmers Market. Buying food in bulk at zero waste stores can be an economical way of reducing packaging, while it is also easy to ditch single-use plastic bottles at GSU as campus is well-equipped with water refilling stations.
Personal care & clothes
Sustainable alternatives exist for many of our everyday items, some of which we might not even think about! Swap out single-use products such as lint rollers, laundry sheets, and cleaning cloths with reusable alternatives. Ditch plastic packaging in your shower products by using soap, shampoo, and conditioner bars in biodegradable packaging, or look into zero waste refill brands and programs.
Waste, composting & recycling
GSU offers single-stream recycling that allows approved materials to be collected in one bin. You can find bins for special materials at the Student Center and there are often special material drives on campus. Small bins for cardboard, paper, and plastic are located throughout classroom buildings, and there is a large bin on the third parking level of the University Commons.

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