Green Highlands is a student organization at Georgia Highlands College. This organization’s main objective is to promote sustainable lifestyles among the members of the college community and the surrounding area.
Environmentally driven students and advisors have collaborated with various agencies and groups to establish recycling programs at all GHC instructional sites. As a result of these efforts, recycle containers can now be found around campus allowing for students, faculty and staff to recycle materials such as aluminum cans, plastic bottles, newspaper, and office paper. There are also recycle stations for batteries, printer cartridges and cellular phones at several campus locations.
In hopes of reaching the surrounding community, Green Highlands promotes educational material at a number of local community events such as, CelEARTHbration, Relay for Life, and the annual Gene Thacker Memorial Clean-Up. The group provides local citizens information on community recycling programs, water conservation and share easy ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Over the past several years, Green Highlands has made a positive impact on the environment and the community. Below is a sampling of events and activities:
National Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting
Locks of Love Hair Drive
Paris Lake & Wetlands Beautification Project
Spring Green Service Trips
Raising for Raegan Rummage Sale
Fall Frenzy & Spring Fling “Green” activities
Re-useable Shopping Tote Promotion
Relay For Life Events and Fundraisers