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Sustainability News

YHC Facilitates Two Alternative Spring Break Experiences

Thursday, Apr 3rd, 2014

Several Young Harris College students, faculty and staff spent spring break serving others this March.

YHC Students Help Others During “30 Hour Famine”

Monday, Mar 3rd, 2014

Approximately 30 Young Harris College students recently participated in a nationwide “30 Hour Famine.”

Young Harris College to Facilitate Two Alternative Spring Break Trips

Monday, Feb 3rd, 2014

Young Harris College students, faculty and staff members will have the opportunity to choose from two alternative spring break trips facilitated by S.E.R.V.E. (Service, Education, Responsibility, Voice and Engagement) next month.

YHC Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement to Host Screening of “Remembering Miz Jones: A Story of the Mountains”

Friday, Jan 24th, 2014

Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director David H. Duke will present a special screening of “Remembering Miz Jones: A Story of the Mountains” on Monday, Feb. 3.

Bonner Leaders Program Expands Sustainable Programming with “Swap Shop”

Wednesday, Jan 8th, 2014

The Bonner Leaders Program at Young Harris College has added several new student-led initiatives this year, including a new “Swap Shop” that allows students, faculty and staff to donate and take a variety of items in an effort to reduce waste and educate the campus community about reusing and repurposing things.

YHC Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement to Host Lecture

Friday, Nov 1st, 2013

YHC'S Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement will host a lecture titled “Beekeeping in Appalachia: Keeping the Craft Alive.”

Young Harris College Hosts Annual Beekeeping Institute

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Young Harris College and the University of Georgia recently co-hosted the 22nd annual Beekeeping Institute, May 9-11.

YHC Bonner Leaders Program Recognized for Conservation Efforts

Tuesday, Mar 26th, 2013

The Holman Water Quality Stewardship Award was recently presented to the YHC Bonner Leaders Program by the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition (HRWC).

Author James B. Hunt to Present Guest Lecture at Young Harris College

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2013

Author James B. Hunt, Ph.D., will present a special guest lecture regarding his new book, "Restless Fires" on Thursday, March 14.

Young Harris College Hosts Sustainability Awareness Events

Thursday, Oct 25th, 2012

The events were co-sponsored by the College’s Sustainability Committee, Student Government Association (SGA) and Sodexo, the College’s food service provider.

YHC Celebrated Earth Day April 16-23

Thursday, Apr 26th, 2012

Young Harris College hosted a special week of service, April 16-23, to celebrate Earth Day, which was Sunday, April 22.

YHC to Host Sustainability Awareness Events

Thursday, Oct 6th, 2011

Young Harris College will host several sustainability awareness events that will culminate in a special day of service on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Residence Hall Earns LEED Silver Certification

Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2010

Young Harris College has been awarded LEED Silver Certification for its new residence hall, Enotah Hall, by the Green Building Certification Institute, making it the first higher education facility in the state north of the Atlanta area to achieve this level of certification.