Wesleyan College is a 4-year liberal arts college for women located in Macon, GA. As a signatory to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, Wesleyan has pledged to reduce its institutional carbon footprint towards carbon neutrality and integrate sustainability across the curriculum. EcoEthos has provided sustainability guidance and facilitation to build broad stakeholder alignment to clarify and implement sustainability initiatives within the college. Currently, EcoEthos is building a coalition of faculty, staff, student and administrative stakeholders to integrate sustainability within the curriculum and student co-curricular development.

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Georgia Perimeter College, located in Metro Atlanta, is the largest public 2-year institution in the University System of Georgia. EcoEthos engaged a broad coalition of faculty, staff and administrators to create a 21-point integrated strategic plan for sustainability. This plan consists of initiative and goals for the college’s first 12-month sustainability “footprint”. This plan involves all sectors of the college including academic affairs, student affairs, human resources, facilities, operations, institutional planning, institutional advancement and communications.

“Dr. Joanne Chu quickly identified and brought together key, cross-departmental stakeholders to create a workable strategic sustainability plan for Georgia Perimeter College. One of Joanne’s many talents is her ability to get people to collaborate efficiently and effectively toward a common goal.”

- Dr. Sean Brumfield, Executive Director, Quality Enhancement Plan, Georgia Perimeter College



St. Andrew’s School is a co-educational 9-12 grade independent boarding school surrounded by 2,200 acres of woods and farmland in Middletown, DE. We provide guidance to institutional sustainability leaders to execute strategic sustainability and curricular planning.


Woodward Academy is the largest independent day school in the United States. We have provided guidance and facilitation to:

  • guide the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainability to clarify the initial sustainability vision and strategic goals for the school.
  • support sustainability initiatives within facilities, operations, dining services and academic affairs.
  • further the schools sustainability efforts by integrating its efforts with the curriculum across all K-12 grades.
  • integrate sustainability efforts to support school-wide strategic initiatives in teaching and learning including: design thinking, 21st century skills development, and ethical problem-solving.



Georgia Piedmont Technical College is a 2-year college in the Technical College System of Georgia located in Metro Atlanta. EcoEthos provided pedagogical assistance to faculty to develop project-based and problem-based curriculum using campus buildings as a living laboratory within the Green Technologies Academy and the Building Automation Systems program.

“Dr. Joanne Chu has made valuable contributions to the Green Technologies Academy (GTA) at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. In addition to serving on the GTA advisory board, Dr. Chu has also coordinated several inter-collegiate learning opportunities with unique sustainability project-based learning components. These projects have greatly enhanced student learning and gained national attention and recognition for excellence.”

- Brian Lovell, Director, Green Technologies Academy,
Georgia Piedmont Technical College