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Spring 2020

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CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABILITY

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‼️It’s almost that time again‼️ •
Join us next Friday, Feb. 18 at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about our interdisciplinary certificate in sustainability! Cookies and drinks will be provided! We hope to see you there! •

#sustainableUGA #sustainability #UGA
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🌳 You are all invited! 🌳

In celebration of Athens’ Arbor Day on Feb. 14th, nine new trees will be planted on the newly constructed Firefly Trail, on the corner of S. Peter Street & Oak Street! Participants will be given FREE bare root saplings to plant and nurture in a suitable locations. 🌿•

#UGA #ACC #ArborDay #Sustainability
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🌱 Have you ever wanted to join a book club centered solely around sustainability? Become a member of the UGA Sustainability Book Club! Topics range from food to waste to policy and law!•

Sign-ups end February 7th and the first meeting will be scheduled sometime after Spring Break. Link is in the description and we hope to see you there! 📚
#UGA #sustainability #sustainableUGA #earthday2020
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In collaboration with @sos_uga, The 15th annual Animal Voices Film Festival features 4 weeks of award-winning films, special guest speakers, and vegan snacks — all FREE and open to the public! Screening events will be held EVERY MONDAY evening in February at 7:00 pm at the MLC, room 350.•

From whales to dogs, from eagles to rhinos and elephants, the Animal Voices Film Festival brings you the very best in documentaries that celebrate our connections with other species and the natural world. Learn about important animal advocacy issues, hear from guest speakers, and engage with fellow animal lovers to help make a better world. •

Please join us for these fantastic films & discussion and bring your friends! We hope to see you there!
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♻️Big news!

The world’s largest investment firm, BlackRock, will IMMEDIATELY stop investing in companies that “present a high sustainability-related risk”(ex. Thermal coal producers). Putting sustainability at the forefront of their company’s vision for years to come. They will also launch new products that screens fossil fuels.

#sustainability #UGA #climatechange
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We’re excited to be back and what a way to kick-off the semester! Thank you, @maepole_ for the food! #UGA #Sustainability #CampusSustainability #EarthDay2020 ...

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#InternSpotlight: Say hello to Masato Webb, a management information systems major with a sustainability certificate.
"I am working with the ACC Solid Waste Department, through the UGA Office of Sustainability, as their food waste reduction information systems intern. My role pertains primarily to collecting, organizing and analyzing all data around food waste and organics in both Athens-Clarke County and UGA. Moreover, I am working to increase our level of collaboration with other Georgia universities including Emory and Georgia Tech to ensure that we align our long term goals and share best practices with one another. My favorite part of working at the ACC Solid Waste Department is definitely when I get to venture out to local middle schools to discuss sustainability and waste with the students who show a level of enthusiasm which is truly inspiring."
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#InternSpotlight: Meet Matt Melatti, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia College of Public Health and current AmeriCorps VISTA in UGA's Office of Sustainability.
"The key responsibility of my VISTA position includes coordinating the day-to-day logistics of the new #Foodshed UGA initiative. This initiative aims to engage the campus and community in sustainability and innovation through the food that we eat. Foodshed is an interdisciplinary program that is engaging the campus as a living laboratory, and supports experiential learning, research, and public service and outreach to promote food security and sustainable food systems at UGA and in the communities we serve. Foodshed is accomplishing these goals by looking at challenges in our local food system and approaching them from a supportive role. This means Foodshed is focusing on building relationships with university faculty and staff as well as with community leaders in Athens-Clarke County. Working with this amazing group of partners has been, by far, my favorite part of the experience. Athens has an inspiring group of ambitious community members who are all making positive change, and it has been humbling to learn about their efforts. Supporting their work has been exciting and I see great potential for the future of Foodshed. If anyone would like to learn how they can get involved, I would love to sit down and discuss anything food-related!"
Hear from Matt and other Office of Sustainability presenters at our Fall Semester in Review on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Tate Grand Hall.
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Bike tuneups today from 10-2 at Tate. Thanks to our friends at @bikeathens for making it happen at #operationsafedrive! ...

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#InternSpotlight: Say hello to Ian Van Giesen, a fifth-year majoring in mechanical engineering and German.
"As the reclamation intern for the Office of Sustainability, I design and create functional products out of scrap materials from the UGA waste stream. I also work to improve current waste-streams and their end-use diversion processes at the university. My projects usually depend on a combination of what I can find and what function I intend for this product. It’s a balancing act, but sometimes challenges can be avenues to interesting solutions! Right now I am creating a small cabinet out of a stop sign and some scrap wood. I have an idea of what the inside will look like, but that will ultimately depend on what I can pick from the waste stream. I’m also working to help establish a process for recycling Tyvek (a packaging plastic for large shipments) from a building on campus. My favorite part of the job is getting to meet and interact with all the cool people at FMD (Facilities Management Division) at UGA. They’re extremely talented and have been a great source of knowledge and expertise for all of the projects I’ve been working on."
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#InternSpotlight: Meet Nick Slagel, the graduate research assistant for UGA's SNAP-Ed and a PhD candidate for nutrition with an interdisciplinary qualitative studies certificate.
"The Food As Real Medicine Prescription (FARM Rx) Program is a unique university-community-clinic partnership that provides food-insecure families produce prescriptions for free and fresh local produce, nutrition education, and health screenings. The partnership currently includes UGA SNAP-Ed and Cooperative Extension (nutrition education), the Athens Farmers Market (local produce), Athens Nurses Clinic and St. Mary’s Hospital (health care support). As an intern, I support the planning, recruitment, coordination, and evaluation processes of the program. We are also constantly trying to find ways to make our program self-sustained to be able to continuously provide food as medicine to food insecure Athenians. My favorite part of this work is seeing the community building and social interaction our participants have while attending the nutrition education classes and the Athens Farmers Market. It’s great to see people connect or reconnect with their community around local food."
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Do you want to work at the Office of Sustainability?
Become a part of our amazing team of interns, working on all aspects of sustainability on campus and in the community. Interns will collaborate with other interns and office staff to spend 10 hours per week working on a specified project or topical area and assisting the Office of Sustainability staff as needed.
The following internship positions are available for Spring 2020: campus composting, electric transportation policy and strategic communications. Apply now at https://sustainability.uga.edu/student-programs/internships/
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Office of Sustainability interns went hiking this weekend at Rabun Bald, enjoying a beautiful fall morning. Are you interested in being a part of our group of interns and getting to do fun activities while working to make our campus more sustainable? Apply for one of our spring 2020 internship positions at sustainability.uga.edu/internships ...

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Mike McCord, a 2015 UGA grad and a former intern at the Office of Sustainability, is the food forest ranger for Trees Atlanta. He oversees the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill, a 7-acre park in the city of Atlanta that incorporates edible plants and produce into the design. The community food forest is the first of its kind in Georgia and the largest in the U.S. The area where the forest is located was once considered a food desert, according to the Urban Food Forest website, but now a variety of native and well-known nuts, fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, and other produce will be available. Photo courtesy @treesatlanta ...

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