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Athens fashion show spotlights Georgia designers, sustainability

Written By HILARY BUTSCHEK The Athens Fashion Collective is bringing together professionals in the fashion industry of Georgia to promote those who manufacture their clothes in the state. There will be a fashion show featuring local designers and makers on … Continue reading

UGA places second for social awareness in reusable cup challenge

written by: Mollie Simon @mrsimon22   In a fierce competition to decrease use of one-off, to-go cups in favor of more sustainable, reusable options, University of Georgia students fell short of victory but still managed to instigate change. From Oct. 5 … Continue reading

Re’cycling’ program reduces abandoned bikes on campus, donates to students in need

Written by: Mia Falcon @miae467 The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability’s reCYCLE program  has a solution for students in need of personal transportation. The solution is to take abandoned bikes, fix them up and redistribute them throughout the university community. … Continue reading

UGA scientists hope to determine source of pollution in Lake Herrick

Written by: Mia Falcon @miae467 There is a monster terrorizing Lake Allyn M. Herrick — fecal coliform bacteria. Lake Herrick, managed by the Warnell School of Forestry, is located in the Oconee Forest Park right behind the intramural fields of the … Continue reading

Office of Sustainability awards grants to fund student projects

Writer: Ally Hellenga Contact: Kevin Kirsche Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $40,000 to fund 10 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees and a … Continue reading

New model uses public health statistics to signal when disease elimination is imminent

Writer:Beth Gavrilles Contact:John Drake Athens, Ga. – Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model showing that public health surveillance data can be used to signal when a disease is approaching eradication. Their research, just published in Theoretical … Continue reading

UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance

Writer: Vicky Sutton-Jackson, 803-725-2752, Contact: J. Vaun McArthur, 803-725-5317,   Aiken, S.C. – While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public … Continue reading

Oconee Hill Cemetery as nature preserve

Written By: DON NELSON Editor’s Note: A feature focused on the Oconee Hill Cemetery, located just off the University of Georgia campus and placed on the National Register of Historic Places, will run every other Sunday in the Athens Banner-Herald. … Continue reading

UGA to deliver tiny house to Georgia organic farmer

Writer: Kelly Simmons, 706-296-0855, Contact: David Berle, 706-207-3652   Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia faculty members David Berle, with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Kim Skobba, with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, on … Continue reading

Georgia Power, University Of Georgia Advancing Solar Energy Through Solar Tracking Demonstration Project

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2015/PRNewswire/ — Georgia Power leaders today joined University of Georgia (UGA) officials, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, as well as community and business leaders, to dedicate a new one megawatt (MW) solar tracking demonstration project in Athens, Georgia. … Continue reading