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Athens camp teaches at-risk children about healthy food choices

By April Burkhartupdated Monday, July 14, 2014 Tenisha Harper has never attended a summer camp that she liked, until this summer.  Harper was one of the first students to attend Health Matters Camp, a new summer day camp sponsored by … Continue reading

Skidaway Institute joins international project to sample the world’s waters

View the Athens Banner Herald article here. SKIDAWAY ISLAND Ga. | Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography participated in Ocean Sampling Day-an ambitious, international project to produce a single-day snapshot of microbial populations around the world. … Continue reading

Skidaway Institute takes part in historic worldwide ocean sampling

Posted: June 21, 2014 – 10:29pm  |  Updated: June 22, 2014 – 7:10am =”″ target=”_blank”> By KARSON BRANDENBURG The ocean is one of the world’s most important natural resources, yet scientists know very little about it. To unveil a little … Continue reading

State to spend millions to lower utility bills at UGA, Georgia Tech, others

By Lee Shearerupdated Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 11:58am University of Georgia officials plan to spend up to $4 million to improve energy and water efficiency on the university’s East Campus under a new state program. The money will be … Continue reading

UGA Trial Gardens to host 32nd annual open house

Writer: J. Merritt Melancon, 706-542-9724, Contacts: Juliet Swanson,, John Ruter, Best new landscape plants for Georgia on display July 12 at UGA Trial Gardens Open House Athens, Ga. – Over the last three decades, the University of Georgia … Continue reading

UGA to teach community about renewable resources

Written By: Lauren McDonald and Arvind Deol Fossil fuels are running out. Bioenergy, or renewable energy made from biological sources could be our planet’s future sustainable energy source in a world where these fossil fuel supplies are lowering everyday. Bioenergy … Continue reading

Study finds economical way to convert biomass to transportation fuel

Written by: Daniel Funke A study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia may be the key for unlocking the future of more affordable transportation. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, cites the … Continue reading

UGA Golf Course steps up pollinator protection with its first habitat

Writer: J. Merritt Melancon, 706-542-9724, Contact: Scott Griffith, 706-425-3246, Including pollinator habitat in urban landscapes becoming necessary to help protect native species Athens, Ga. – Golf courses are some of the most heavily managed urban landscapes, but that … Continue reading

UGA organic research farm to host expanded Twilight Tour July 10

Writer: J. Merritt Melancon, 706-410-0202, Contact: Kate Munden-Dixon, 706-542-8084, Third annual tour to feature demonstrations on high tunnels, apple varieties, cool season vegetables and micro-irrigation Athens, Ga. – Organic and sustainable agriculture experts with the University of Georgia … Continue reading

Job Opening in the UGA Office of Sustainability

The UGA Office of Sustainability is looking for a talented and motivated individual to help advance sustainability initiatives at UGA. The Program Coordinator II develops and coordinates programs related to energy and water conservation, water and air quality, alternative transportation, … Continue reading