Generation Green of the Georgia Conservancy
Generation Green Collegiate Program supports the Georgia Conservancy by empowering students and emerging sustainability and conservation leaders to protect and enjoy the outdoors through adventure trips, service projects, career-building activities, and social and educational events.
How Can I Get Involved?
What do we support?
- Participation in our Stewardship Trips program has soared in recent years; from 250 participants in 2011 to 1,500 in 2013 with an expected 2,000 this year. In 2013, we cleaned 100 miles of rivers; cleared and maintained more than 150 miles of trails and beaches; planted over two acres of native grasses; and helped to maintain numerous buildings critical to state and federal parks. We lead annual trips from Cloudland Canyon and the Conasauga River in North Georgia to the Okefenokee Swamp and our barrier islands on the coast.
- Our Land Conservation program have worked with more than 1,800 Georgia landowners since 2011, resulting in the permanent protection and/or restoration of over 22,000 acres of high biodiversity forests, wetlands and working farms across Georgia.
- The Conservancy’s Sustainable Growth program works directly with Georgia communities to drive smarter land use and development practices. The Conservancy has become a statewide leader in helping communities consider all the ramifications of school siting decisions, with a goal of increasing walkability and decreasing vehicle dependency, improving economic vibrancy, and reducing all facility costs; from initial construction to ongoing facilities maintenance.
- The Georgia Conservancy's Advocacy program led the effort to reach a compromise with the Jekyll Island Authority and other organizations to limit development and permanently protect the Island’s natural areas. Governor Deal just signed this bill.
For more information on Generation Green, please contact Leah Barnett at (404) 876-2900 x109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.