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UGA Chew Crew to expand into Driftmier Woods

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Chew Crew goats will be expanding their chewing into Driftmier Woods-a degraded patch of old-growth forest near UGA’s Driftmier Engineering Center. The small herd of eight to 12 goats will continue consuming invasive, … Continue reading

Solar power initiatives expand across campus

Marlee Middlebrooks @marlee_mbrooks | 0 comments The University of Georgia has several existing solar power initiatives on campus, and the quest for evaluating new ways to be sustainable continues. Kevin Kirsche, director of sustainability at UGA, said renewable energy projects provide … Continue reading

UGA’s Jenna Jambeck featured at international ‘Our Ocean’ conference

Writer: Mike Wooten, 706-542-0882 or Contact: Jenna Jambeck, Valparaiso, Chile – An associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Engineering is in Chile this week where she will participate in a major international conference on protecting … Continue reading

Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia Conference at UGA to Focus on Sustainability

The Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia is hosting its sixth conference on Women and Girls in Georgia Oct. 9-10 in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. The theme of this year’s conference is sustainability. Presentation topics … Continue reading

UGA adds solar-powered waste reduction stations to meet strategic goals

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia has installed 40 additional solar-powered waste reduction stations throughout the UGA Athens campus to make it easier to recycle bottles, cans, paper and plastic. Installed by the Facilities Management Division, the project is … Continue reading

UGA receives $2.99 million grant for graduate training program in disease ecology

Writer: Beth Gavrilles Contact:Vanessa Ezenwa Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia has received a five-year, $2.99 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary graduate training program in disease ecology. Led by Vanessa Ezenwa, associate professor in the … Continue reading

Sustainable Georgia: Supporting STEM

by Ben Young There’s been much ado about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education over the past few years. Some pundits are panicked that the United States isn’t turning out enough scientists and engineers and that our students aren’t … Continue reading

Solar charging station brings power to students on North Campus

Written by: Nate Harris @nwithan8 University students who decide to write their essay papers or study for final exams outside no longer have to worry about losing power, thanks to a new solar-powered charging station across from Herty Field on … Continue reading

UGA gets a little more solar – with a picnic table

By LEE SHEARERpublished Tuesday, September 1, 2015 The University of Georgia took another tiny step into the solar age this semester — a solar-powered picnic table where students or workers can charge up their chargeable devices. Installed just before classes near … Continue reading

UGA researcher calls for better monitoring of world’s oceans

In the spring of 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded, initiating an uncontrolled deep-water oil and gas blowout from the Macondo wellhead. The uncontrolled hydrocarbon discharge continued for 85 days and the environmental impacts were substantial. According to University … Continue reading