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Five years after oil spill, UGA’s Samantha Joye still leading research in the Gulf

For the online version of this release, see http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/five-years-after-oil-spill-joye-still-leading-research-in-gulf/. Thursday, April 16, 2015 Contact: Sara Beresford, 706-542-5863, sarab@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil well drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of … Continue reading

UGA Hopes to Break Records With Year-End Recycling Event for Move-Out

Written by: Carrie Campbell Monday, April 13th, 2015 The University of Georgia aims to break a record with this year’s Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate by diverting more than 38,000 pounds of material from local landfills during campus move-out. Sponsored … Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Change from coal-fired boiler is a victory for sustainability

Written by: Tyler Faby Originally published here This week the University of Georgia took a huge step towards a cleaner future by permanently switching off its coal-fired steam boiler.  The boiler, marked by its giant smokestack, has been a controversial … Continue reading

Oconee student works with UGA grant to reduce waste

Written by: Blake Giles On Mason Towe’s LinkedIn post, he calls himself a “zero-waste intern” in the Office of Sustainability at the University of Georgia. The man is serious about recycling, repurposing ad reusing, all with the aim of reducing … Continue reading

End of an Era as the Last UGA Coal Boiler Burns Out

By Leila Choucair, Office of Sustainability Communications Intern With just one last shovelful of coal, an era at the University of Georgia will come to a close—the only coal-fired boiler at UGA’s Central Steam Plant will burn the last vestiges … Continue reading

UGA researchers create fast-growing trees that are easier to turn into fuel

Writer: James Hataway Contact: Debra Mohnen Athens, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also … Continue reading

UGA-Ga. Power solar farm on Regents agenda

By LEE SHEARERupdated Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – 6:06am University of Georgia officials hope the state Board of Regents take a shine to the university’s proposal for a solar farm. The board’s real estate and facilities committee might consider on … Continue reading

UGA Awards Sustainability Grants to Fund Student Project

Friday, March 13th, 2015 Original article in Athens CEO The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $43,000 to fund 11 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides … Continue reading

UGA awards student scholarships for study abroad in sustainability

Athens, Ga. – Two University of Georgia students recently received scholarships as part of the Office of Sustainability’s Study Abroad in Sustainability. The awards—to graduate student Rachel Durham of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and undergraduate James “Walker” Tuten of Roswell—were made … Continue reading

UGA awards sustainability grants to fund student projects

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $43,000 to fund 11 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement … Continue reading