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UGA reinvests savings in sustainability

Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:00 am | Updated: 12:00 pm, Tue Dec 16, 2014. Gabe Cavallaro @gabe_cavallaro The Office of Sustainability will receive an $80,000 fund increase from the University of Georgia without increasing the student green fee through … Continue reading

UGA Office of Sustainability evaluates semester progress toward environmental efficiency

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:00 pm | Updated: 5:12 pm, Wed Dec 10, 2014. Cavallaro @gabe_cavallaroRedAndBlack.com The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability invited faculty, students and staff to the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries for its biannual … Continue reading

Composting now measured in tons on UGA campus

By LEE SHEARER updated Friday, December 12, 2014 – 6:12am Most of us think of composting as a nice little thing we can do for the environment in our backyards, but when an entire major college campus gets involved in … Continue reading

Cost savings being reinvested in sustainability initiatives

Originally posted http://columns.uga.edu/news/fulltext/cost-savings-being-reinvested-in-sustainability-initiatives/ By Kevin Kirsche | December 8, 2014 UGA continues to provide sustainability leadership through reinvestment in student engagement and resource conservation initiatives. UGA President Jere W. Morehead has approved a proposal to redirect $80,000 in annual savings garnered … Continue reading

Fellowship helps UGA student study pharmaceutical pollution in salt marsh estuaries

Writer: Rebecca Ayer, 706-542-2662, alea@uga.edu Contact: David Brew, dbrew@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – David Brew, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry … Continue reading

Running out of water: UGA researchers look to Mother Nature for help

Athens, Ga. – Fresh water, a critical resource for life on Earth, may soon become dangerously scarce. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, and by 2025, the demand … Continue reading

Captain Planet Foundation names Marshall Shepherd ‘Protector of the Earth’

Nicolle Sartain @nicollesummer University of Georgia professor Marshall Shepherd will receive the Protector of the Earth Award from the Captain Planet Foundation on Dec. 5. “There’s a lot of bad or misinformation on how our climate is changing and how … Continue reading

University of Georgia releases 2014 Campus Sustainability Report

Writer: Andrew Lentini, 706-542-1301, alentini@uga.edu Contact: Kevin Kirsche, 706-542-1301, kkirsche@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Office of Sustainability has released its 2014 Campus Sustainability Report highlighting programs and initiatives that provide leadership in sustainability research, education, service and … Continue reading

BikeAthens’ Bikes for Kids program proves Santa is real

For most of the year, BikeAthens’ recycling efforts are focused on refurbishing bicycles for donation to adults who need transportation. But from now until a few days before Christmas, volunteers will use the Tracy Street repair shop to refurbish bicycles … Continue reading

GRATITUDE: ‘You can always see on their faces how happy and grateful they are’

Leila Choucair has put in hundreds of hours of volunteer time in her University of Georgia career, most of it with a campus group called Campus Kitchen, whose volunteers prepare (as in cook) and deliver thousands of meals a year … Continue reading