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Coal boiler phase-out to have positive influence on UGA staff, resources and environment

Written by: Allie Dean @aedean8 Phasing out the coal boiler on the University of Georgia campus is another step in the school’s increasing efforts to become more environmentally friendly. With the shift from traditional coal burning as a means of generating … Continue reading

When UGA shuts down coal boiler, Athens air will be cleaner

By LEE SHEARERupdated Friday, January 9, 2015 – 8:30am The University of Georgia’s coal-fired steam boiler is running full tilt to help keep the campus warm right now, but by the middle of March, it will be shut down for … Continue reading

Regents approve UGA solar farm

http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2015-01-06/regents-approve-uga-solar-farm UGA, Georiga Power plan solar farm Morris News Service ATLANTA — Georgia Power and the University of Georgia have moved closer to establishing a 10-acre solar farm on university land as a way to demonstrate technology used in generating … Continue reading

Last train load of coal expected at UGA this week

By Lee Shearer A lonesome train whistle will mark the end of an era on the University of Georgia campus this week, or at least the beginning of the end. The train, a short line called the Athens Line, is … Continue reading

UGA, Georgia Power plan solar farm on South Milledge

By LEE SHEARER The University of Georgia may soon have its own small solar farm, with a generating capacity of about 1 megawatt of electric power — enough to power around 125 homes at any given time, according to industry … Continue reading

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