News Room

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

Nutrient pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus reduces streams’ ability to support aquatic life

March 5, 2015 Nutrient pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus in streams has long been known to increase carbon production by algae, often causing nuisance and harmful algal blooms. But according to results of a new study, nutrient pollution can also … Continue reading

Energy usage of 24/7 MLC not yet analyzed by Office of Sustainability

Written by: Allie Dean @aedean8 Any day, and now at any time, University of Georgia students can be seen in the study rooms and armchairs of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, studying. This wasn’t possible before last fall, when … Continue reading

Creative costs: How to save on art supplies

 Written by: Joe Reisigl @joereisigl  Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:00 am | Updated: 4:48 pm, Fri Feb 20, 2015. Over the last three years at the University, the combined value of tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students has … Continue reading