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UGA to promote sustainability during Earth Week

Written by: Lauren McDonald @laurenmcdonald2 Published at: http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/science_health/uga-to-promote-sustainability-during-earth-week/article_c1b55a00-c94d-11e3-a24d-0017a43b2370.html Starting on Tuesday, the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and Students for Environmental Action will host Earth Week, which will include a variety of events that bring together campus and local groups … Continue reading

Fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables are healthy choice

Written by ALLIE JACKSON Published at http://onlineathens.com/health/2014-04-21/fresh-locally-grown-fruits-and-vegetables-are-healthy-choice With farmers’ markets in full swing, fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available. But accessibility doesn’t necessarily mean that shoppers know how to shop for fruits and vegetables, or which ones to buy for particular … Continue reading

Noted author speaks on Earth Day at Botanical Garden

updated Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 1:01pm Ann Pancake, fiction writer, essayist, and environmental activist, will read from her work at The Georgia Review’s sixth annual Earth Day program to be hosted by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia this … Continue reading

UGA to promote sustainability during Earth Week

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 11:00 am Lauren McDonald @laurenmcdonald2RedAndBlack.com Starting on Tuesday, the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and Students for Environmental Action will host Earth Week, which will include a variety of events that bring together campus … Continue reading

UGA to hold expanded year-end recycling event for move-out

Writer/Contact: Carrie Campbell, 706-542-8325, carrie.campbel@uga.edu Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate to partner with Goodwill of North Georgia Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will hold a Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate event during move-out April 30-May 10 … Continue reading

University of Georgia uses reclaimed materials in field renovation project

Writer: Matt Chambers, 706-583-0913, mattdc@uga.edu Contact: Derek Schuber, 706-542-3605, dschuber@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – In continuing with the University of Georgia’s drive for a more sustainable campus, the UGA Athletic Association has renovated two of the Woodruff Practice Fields using reclaimed materials. … Continue reading

UGA Earth Week 2014 to celebrate green opportunities

Writer: Russel Abad, rabad@uga.edu Contacts: Jennifer Dunlop, 706-542-1301, jdunlop@uga.edu                  Kevin Kirsche, 706-542-1301, kkirsche@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will kick off UGA Earth Week 2014 on April 22 with events … Continue reading

Bike repair stations seek to make riding safer

Written by: Michelle Baruchman @mlbaruchman http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/campus/bike-repair-stations-seek-to-make-riding-safer/article_5b5da120-c035-11e3-91d6-001a4bcf6878.html A new initiative launched on campus will allow the University of Georgia community to travel on bicycles more safely and frequently. “I have seen the need for more accessibility for students on campus to … Continue reading

Small retail grocers, improved transit might be key to shrinking ‘food deserts’

Writer: Alan Flurry, 706-542-3331, aflurry@uga.edu Contact: Jerry Shannon, 706-542-1656, jshannon@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – Food deserts—a term used for geographical areas where healthy food is inaccessible or prohibitively expensive—are connected to high rates of obesity and diet-related diseases. A new University … Continue reading

Report finds protecting natural areas makes good fiscal sense

Writer: Beth Gavrilles Contact:J.P. Schmidt Athens, Ga. – Protecting a county’s natural resources and its fiscal health may seem to be competing goals, but a recent University of Georgia study provides a blueprint for achieving both. The paper, which appears in … Continue reading