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Mark your calendars for Earth Week 2019! We have a ton of fun events planned to celebrate our earth and our environment 🍃♻️💚🌎 ...

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Our face when people don’t recycle properly and potentially contaminate entire bins of recycling! Find out what materials can & cannot go into recycling bins at sustainability.uga.edu/recycle ♻️ ...

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#NewInternAlert: Meet Brady Kalessa, our Young Dawg intern! Brady is a senior at North Oconee High School. "I am doing a paper use study, so I'm looking for data about how much paper the university buys, uses, recycles, etc. I work on gathering information the university and then organizing it into useful and readable data. My favorite part of my job is talking with the other interns and interacting with them." ...

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#TreeTrivia: It’s hard not to notice these beautiful trees blooming all around our campus. This tree is a cross between two Chinese species. The cross was performed by Étienne Soulange-Bodin, a former military officer of Napoleon, in 1820 near Paris. This tree is a beloved ornamental because of its striking white and pink streaked blooms appearing in late winter or early spring on the leafless tree. Can you name this tree? #UGAArboretum ...

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Here's a little tree trivia contest for you this lovely Valentine's Day from our campus arboretum intern! This stately tree is a native to the southeastern Coastal Plain. It loves to grow in sandy soils near the coasts. They are an iconic Southern tree and often host many forms of epiphytic life like Spanish moss and resurrection ferns. They have leathery, evergreen foliage and extremely hard wood. They have long lifespans and can live for hundreds of years. It is the state tree of Georgia! Can you name this tree? Post the correct name of this tree in the comments and you could win a prize! ...

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What sustains you? Let us know in the comments, and you could be chosen to win one of these brand new stickers! ...

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#SororitySpotlight3 This week, Pi Beta Phi has become the first sorority to take advantage of UGA's FREE bike-powered composting system! Did you know composting can prevent nearly 20% of all solid waste from entering the landfill? Way to go, Pi Phi ladies and a big thank you to Coordinators Ana-Sophia and Priscilla! Interested in composting at your chapter house? Email compost@uga.edu! ...

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#NewInternAlert: Meet Abbie Dillon, a second year horticulture major with an emphasis in sustainable food production. Abbie is one of the new compost interns! "I get to pick up and replace compost bins at various locations around campus using an electric bike fitted with a wagon! My favorite parts so far have been seeing some beautiful sunrises and seeing people's excitement as they receive their compost bin. Everyone has been so appreciative of what we do, it's wonderful." ...

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#NewInternAlert: Every week, we'll be spotlighting the new interns who have joined our Sustainable UGA team this semester! First up is Taylor Black, a fourth year international affairs and French major with a graduate certificate in nonprofit management and leadership. "I'm the new Strategic Communications Intern, meaning I'll be helping the rest of the outreach team spread the word about various sustainability projects and events both on campus and in the Athens community. I will also be working on the weekly newsletter featuring sustainability announcements and tips for greener living. I am most excited to learn more about all the amazing projects underway at the Office of Sustainability and to work with inspiring people who are as passionate about sustainability as I am!" ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Zach Szemborski, a graduate student getting a masters degree in natural resources from Dunwoody, Georgia. Zach is one of our compost interns. "The compost intern, as part of the Departmental Composting program, helps make composting easier for everyone on campus by collecting compost bins on an electric bike from 64 buildings and counting. We are always looking for opportunities to expand our program and spread the word on the benefits of composting. Besides biking around campus, the best part is seeing the initiative taken by others when they ask for a bin in their building, and the excitement once they get it. I am extremely grateful to be able to help reduce our university’s waste and transform it into compost that’s used to help our community!" ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Alaina Buschman, a senior psychology major with an international agriculture certificate and a global education and leadership certificate. "I am the Client Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment Intern for The Campus Kitchen at UGA through the Office of Sustainability at UGA. A group of volunteers and I provide monthly community dinners and activities for seniors in our community. Also, I work with other interns to develop marketing material to help recruit volunteers. Lastly, I help with The Campus Kitchen operations such as cooking and deliveries. My favorite part of this position is working with the other hopeful, inspired, and determined interns and volunteers at The Campus Kitchen and the Office of Sustainability. Their passion is contagious. My other favorite part of the position is working with our senior clients. Being in the community, with fellow community members, and building on these relationships while bridging the gap is rewarding and makes it all worth it. After this amazing experience of being a part of the sustainable solution to food waste and hunger in the community, it has now inspired my future career ambitions and priorities going forward." ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Abigail Darwin, a fifth year health promotion major from Comer, Georgia. "I am the UGArden Public Relations Intern, and my position focuses primarily on promoting the interaction of the student community with UGArden. Easily, my favorite part of my internship is the opportunity to connect with the volunteers that come out to the garden. This is a unique setting where I get to work closely with volunteers for a couple of hours, so I really get to tell them all about UGArden in addition to building a relationship with them. It brightens my morning when a familiar face walks in to volunteer, for no other reason than having so much fun working with us before!" 🌱🌻 ...

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#happythanksgiving from the Office of Sustainability! What are you thankful for this year? ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Ali LoPiccolo, a fourth year international business and economics major from Milton, Georgia! "I am working as the Sustainability Certificate Intern for the Office of Sustainability. This role has allowed me the opportunity to support the progression of the certificate program as well as engage with the students who are already involved. While I have enjoyed learning about the more logistical side of the academic certificate, my favorite part has been exploring all of the different ways in which we can continue to integrate sustainability into academic settings and across the university. I believe that sustainability is rooted in interdisciplinary community, and the certificate program provides an incredible platform for people of all backgrounds to come together and share their ideas. It has been so inspiring to spend each day surrounded by students and faculty who are passionate about stewarding this earth and connecting with others." If you or someone you know is interested in completing a Certificate in Sustainability, check out the website - sustain.uga.edu ...

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Have you heard that Herty Field used to be a parking lot? Ever wondered how Lake Herrick was created? Check out this timeline of the environmental history of our campus! sustainability.uga.edu/uga-environmental-history-storymap/ ... See MoreSee Less

Have you heard that Herty Field used to be a parking lot? Ever wondered how Lake Herrick was created? Check out this timeline of the environmental history of our campus! https://sustainability.uga.edu/uga-environmental-history-storymap/

Coming soon: the Bulldog Bike Share program will offer 100 electric-assisted bikes at more than 20 locations on campus! More info:
sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/bulldog-bike-share/
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Coming soon: the Bulldog Bike Share program will offer 100 electric-assisted bikes at more than 20 locations on campus! More info: 
https://sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/bulldog-bike-share/

Yesterday we held our Fall 2019 internship kickoff at Lake Herrick. Interns had the opportunity to take canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards out on the lake and enjoy the amazing scenery. We've got a fantastic group of students this semester who are taking on exciting and impactful projects! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday we held our Fall 2019 internship kickoff at Lake Herrick. Interns had the opportunity to take canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards out on the lake and enjoy the amazing scenery. Weve got a fantastic group of students this semester who are taking on exciting and impactful projects!

Our new initiative, Foodshed UGA, will engage the campus and community in sustainability and innovation through the food that we eat. What we eat and how we eat have major implications for our future sustainability and health. Check out our Foodshed page for more information about this project: sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/foodshed/ ... See MoreSee Less

Our new initiative, Foodshed UGA, will engage the campus and community in sustainability and innovation through the food that we eat. What we eat and how we eat have major implications for our future sustainability and health. Check out our Foodshed page for more information about this project: https://sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/foodshed/
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Wow, wow, wow! 11Alive has created something amazing. If you've every been discouraged about climate change, spend 20 minutes watching this. I'm serious.
Watch the entire special: bit.ly/PlanG11Alive
Read the story: www.11alive.com/PlanG
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1 month ago

Georgia Initiative for Climate & Society

What are the most promising solutions for achieving carbon neutrality in Georgia?

We are looking not only at the emission impacts out to 2030 and later but also the benefits that go “beyond carbon”: providing new economic opportunities for the state, advancing equity, and improving air quality and health. And we’re looking for input!

To learn more, please register for the webinar at www.GeorgiaDrawdown.org
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12 months ago

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#WatershedWednesday: It's a great time of year to visit the turtle pond by the UGA Ecology building. What have you spotted at the pond? 🐢🌿 ... See MoreSee Less

#WatershedWednesday: Its a great time of year to visit the turtle pond by the UGA Ecology building. What have you spotted at the pond? 🐢🌿

1 years ago

Watershed UGA

We'll see you again in the fall! Congratulations to all those graduating from UGA today, and enjoy a summer with our local waterways! For now, watch this project update video created by our graduating Communications Intern, Gabi Rosenthal. www.youtube.com/watch?v=92c_c8VIw0Q&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Sustainable+UGA&utm_campaign=2c2d... ... See MoreSee Less

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7 months ago

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Hey guys! Welcome back for the spring 2019 semester! We have quite a lot of exciting projects/events this year, and we will need all the man-power we can get. Stay tuned for event posts and information regarding these. Hope to see you all out there! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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When is our next day? :)

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Hey Elizabeth! Our next work day is actually going to be next Tuesday (I am currently in the making of a post for it). I have not talked to Mills yet, though we should be finalizing the shed addition project soon and starting up a rainwater harvesting project. I also have good news, we should be having goats later this spring if all goes according to plan!

9 months ago

UGA Chew Crew

Hey guys! I am sorry to say we are having to postpone the clean-up day we had scheduled today. We are moving the work day to this Friday from 4pm-6pm. I understand this may be a bit inconvenient, though I still hope to see some of ya'll there. Have a great week! ... See MoreSee Less

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I’ll be there