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Student group calls for cage-free eggs in dining halls

Written By: Pui Wong @puiwong8 Many students chow down on scramble eggs and omelets in the dining halls everyday without thinking twice about where the food comes from. But students in the University of Georgia’s animal rights organization Speak Out … Continue reading

What Taking the Temperature of 50 U.S. Cities Reveals

Written By: HENRY GRABAR A city, like a good cast-iron pot, holds its heat. The 50 largest cities in the United States are, in a year-round average, nearly one degree warmer than their natural environs. At night, or at certain times … Continue reading

Tiny Houses Could Be Huge, but Rules Stand in the Way

Written By: Sarah Anne Perry Tiny houses have entered the Pinterest daydreams of many an American over the last few years. Television programs like HGTV’s “Tiny House, Big Living” and “Tiny House Hunters” showcase the benefits of living in small spaces—often … Continue reading

Macon branching out with native plants from State Botanical Garden at UGA

Written By: LIZ FABIAN Clusters of native plants are putting down roots in Macon public gardens in a growing partnership with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. As the first Georgia community to coordinate with the Mimsie Lanier Center for … Continue reading

Kill the Cup campaign challenges students to bring reusable coffee mugs

Written by: Mollie Simon @mrsimon22 Next time you find yourself in line for coffee at the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, you might want to consider the estimated 58 billion paper to-go cups that Americans throw away each year, according … Continue reading

Campus Transit experiments with electric buses, hopes to increase sustainability

Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:00 am | Updated: 12:39 am, Fri Oct 23, 2015. Nate Harris @nwithan8 | Students taking the East-West campus bus route Tuesday may have noticed an all-electric bus driving that route. The bus is on campus as part of … Continue reading

The Campus of 2035

Submitted by aflurry on Wed, 10/21/2015 – 11:26 What role does today’s college campus play in broader sustainability efforts? Our scientists and engineers conduct research and develop bench-scale projects that show promise; other researchers document the effects of mankind on the planet, generate new ways of thinking … Continue reading

Recycling Rises After UGA Installs New Solar Receptacles

By Evelyn Andrews The University of Georgia has continued its effort to make it easier to recycle on campus by adding 40 additional solar-powered receptacles. The program is another effort by the Office of Sustainability to improve environmental responsibility on … Continue reading

More solar-powered waste reduction stations installed

UGA has installed 40 additional solar-powered waste reduction stations throughout the Athens campus to make it easier to recycle bottles, cans, paper and plastic. Installed by the Facilities Management Division, the project is part of an ongoing effort to make … Continue reading

UGA Chew Crew to expand

By Mary Howard | October 19, 2015 UGA’s Chew Crew goats will be expanding their chewing into Driftmier Woods, a degraded patch of old-growth forest near UGA’s Driftmier Engineering Center. The small herd of eight to 12 goats will continue … Continue reading