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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:

Earth Day Celebrations

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

Plant Sale

Community Garden

Fall Frenzy & Spring Fling “Green” activities

CelEARTHbration

Re-useable Shopping Tote Promotion

Relay For Life Events and Fundraisers

If you are interested in learning more about Green Highlands and our group activities please contact us at greenhighlands@highlands.edu  or Devan Mize Rediger at 678-872-8332

Page last updated: August 4, 2011