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Food Services tests trayless sustainability initiative in Snelling

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 pm Conway Last week in the Snelling Dining Commons, University of Georgia Food Services held a sustainability initiative trial in which the trays normally present for customer use were not provided. “Food services … Continue reading

Campus bike recycling programs give cash-strapped students a ride

As temperatures and gas prices rise this spring, college students and staff alike will likely increasingly use bicycles as an alternative way of getting to campus. Student-led initiatives at various universities are working to put bikes in the hands of people who … Continue reading

UGA’s House the Herd Student Design Challenge to announce winners Feb. 13

Writer: Ally Hellenga, 770-656-0073, Contact: Eric MacDonald, 706-542-0118, Athens, Ga. – Over the past three months, 52 University of Georgia students on a total of 13 teams were tasked with designing a temporary shelter to house at least … Continue reading

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 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 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