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#InternSpotlight: Meet Samantha Siragusa, a first-year master's student getting a degree in natural resources.
"I absolutely love my job at the Office of Sustainability. I am the UGA Chew Crew intern. My job is to run the logistics of the Chew Crew which is a student-led effort to restore neglected green spaces on UGA's campus. This means I promote the value of urban streams and woodlands, engage the community in ecological restoration practices, and conduct invasive plant species removal and prescribed grazing. Right now I am working on bringing sheep to our Driftmier site! My favorite part of the job is talking to the community about this initiative and using my creativity to come up with new ideas to promote Chew Crew!" 🐑
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#InternSpotlight: Meet Alexandra Rios, a journalism major with a Spanish, Latin America and Caribbean Studies minor and an Arch Ready certificate. "Hola! I love storytelling. I love seeing what other people are excited about and being a multimedia intern for the UGA Office of Sustainability gives me that privilege. When I am not on campus covering an event, I am out in the community learning about how people tackle sustainability. After the shoots, whether it is a video or photos, I write and edit a minute long multimedia piece for our social media, including Youtube. I believe I have one of the best on-campus jobs." ...

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Check out this week's (RENEWS)LETTER to find out more about our water bottle reclamation efforts and our partnership with the Athens Farmers Market and other local organizations to help bring produce to Athens residents who are food insecure. Sign up now at sustainability.uga.edu/newsletter for our weekly update to stay in the know on all things sustainability at the @universityofga ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Nethra Rajendran, a senior majoring in management information systems and international business with a minor in geography and a certificate in sustainability.
"Being the housing intern with the Office of Sustainability has been the BEST experience I have had in college. My role is to guide and train the EcoRep program. The EcoReps are a group of students elected to their hall councils who are tasked with making their residence halls a more sustainable place. I get to train them on hosting green programs, interacting with their fellow residents, and understanding how to apply sustainability to their lives. Currently, I am figuring out creative ways to curate conversation around sustainability and foster bonding between the EcoReps. My favorite part of the job is mentoring the EcoReps and getting to support them in any way I can."
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We want to see how you're implementing #sustainable habits in your life! Post a photo of your reusable bag stash on your Instagram story and tag @sustainable_uga, and you could win one of these awesome new stickers made by our former intern Abigail West ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Marielle Quinn, a third-year environmental health science major with a Spanish minor. "I am one of three compost interns working with the Office of Sustainability this semester. My primary role is to distribute and collect compost bins on an electric-powered trike around campus. The other compost interns and I have also been working on adding new buildings to each route in order to increase the volume of composted materials being collected. So far, it has been very rewarding to see the amount of enthusiasm that students and faculty members have towards the composting initiative. My goal for the rest of the semester is to focus on community outreach in order to educate more people about the benefits of composting and inform students about the accessibility of bins on campus." ...

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You're invited! The Office of Sustainability's Fall Semester in Review will be December 5. Semester in Review celebrates the people, programs, activities and academic courses that are creating a culture of sustainability at UGA. Reserve your FREE tickets at the link in our bio! (Photo by @erinschilling85_photo) ...

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#InternSpotlight: Say hi to Lily Houston, a senior majoring in atmospheric sciences with minors in theatre and geography. "I am in my second year of working at the Office of Sustainability as the Campus Engagement intern. I plan events and activities that engage freshmen in housing, but also engage the interns at the Office of Sustainability. Currently, my main project is the Green Cup Challenge which is a sustainability competition in the lower five residence halls in which each hall is scored on conserving water and electricity and participating in events. Outside of housing, I plan the intern socials which is so fun because I get to see everyone enjoy themselves at events that I planned. I love my job because I get to interact with so many people and teach students why their decisions matter and affect the earth." ...

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#InternSpotlight: Say hello to Kendall Busher, a 3rd-year horticulture major.
"I am the Campus Arboretum intern. Through this position, I have had the privilege of curating and updating UGA's arboretum. In partnership with the Grounds Department and the Horticulture Department, we have developed three walking tours of the arboretum that you can experience virtually on the Office of Sustainability's website. Currently, I am working on creating brochures to supplement the existing tours. We also hope to expand the arboretum by creating more walking tours that highlight some of the most beautiful places on campus. My favorite part of my job is being able to teach students and the community about the stately trees on UGA's campus. I hope to inspire people to treasure trees both on and off campus!" Check out the virtual tours at https://sustainability.uga.edu/arboretum 🌳
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#InternSpotlight: Meet Harris Jamal, a senior Double Dawg majoring in environmental health science and earning a master's degree in public health. "I serve as the Sustainability in Healthcare Intern at the UGA Office of Sustainability. As the sustainability in healthcare intern, I work to enhance sustainability measures taken at the University Health Center with the goal of increasing the quality of care for our students while also promoting a healthier, more sustainable community. I was lucky enough to stumble upon the resources and amazing support of the OoS to start this project and the rest is history! Since then, at the UHC, we have worked several initiatives that tackle categories such as safer chemicals and waste management for healthcare plastics and biohazardous waste. I have also had the opportunity to expand my work to other healthcare systems such as working on pharmaceutical disposal at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute. Words can't capture how much I have gained from being a part of the OoS, from the people I have met to the things I have learned to professional development, it is no doubt the best experience throughout my time at UGA." ...

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#InternSpotlight: Say hi to Kylie Anderson, a third-year double majoring in computer science and sculpture with a certificate in sustainability. "As the office artist in residence, I assist campus and community-based projects as well as personal proposals with particular goals in Foodshed UGA. I effectively act as a tool for creative problem solving and experimental thinking. From day to day my job may shift from writing emails and taking meetings to sketching out ideas and building in the studio. My favorite part of the position is helping other interns solve problems around the office." ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Abbie Dillon, a horticulture major with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture and a minor in philosophy. "As the urban agriculture intern, I get to take care of the Green Roof Garden atop the Geography/Geology building on campus. This includes growing vegetables for Campus Kitchen at UGA, keeping the native perennials alive, and doing whatever sustainable agricultural experiments that my heart desires. I also get to host tours and volunteers so that I can spread the love for plants and growing your own food and herbs. My favorite part of the job is all of it, but it's especially thrilling to seeing the excitement on someone's face as they plant a seed or take a cutting to attempt some herb propagation at home. It's a super rewarding job. Follow the instagram @geog_greenroof and volunteer with me!" ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Claudia Miklosik, a junior double majoring in psychology and geography with certificates in sustainability and global studies. Claudia is our Foodshed UGA intern.
"Foodshed is a fresh network that connects the Athens community and UGA campus to promote a thriving food system! As an intern, I support organizations that are doing food-related work, whether it's the production, access or waste management side, and the people that could benefit from their services.
Currently, we are planning a Fall Forum that will celebrate our food system's interconnectedness, diversity, and solution-finders! I love engaging people to think about the past and future of the food that nourishes us today."
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#InternSpotlight: Say hello to Avery Lumsden, a third-year Environmental Economics and Management Major with a certificate in Sustainability. "I am the Zero-Waste Intern at the OoS. In my position, I work to reduce landfill waste and properly educate people on campus about recycling and composting! One project I am currently working on is a Waste Reduction Campaign. We will soon be contacting departments on campus that want to opt-in to a new desk-side recycling bin system and participate in educational events to create responsible consumers and fewer waste producers. This campaign aims to switch people's mindsets about waste and what they throw away. If you can see what you are producing and can interact with it daily, you can begin to make changes to produce less waste. My favorite part about my position is giving people zero-waste alternatives to traditional packaged items (like shampoo bars or bamboo toothbrushes) and seeing the excitement in their faces! Don't forget to consume consciously, starve landfills, and feed gardens!" ...

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Jenny Gallucci, a geography and German major with a certificate in GIS!
"My position is in the ACC Office of Sustainability, where I'm facilitating the implementation of a sustainability grant that is intended to make the West Broad Neighborhood more resilient to climate change. Right now I'm working on preparing training materials for our community advisory board as well as writing up some sustainability tips and current happenings concerning the progress of the grant to be included in the Athens Land Trust Newsletter. My favorite part of the job is having the opportunity to learn more about ethical community engagement and being able to combine that with sustainability."
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Tomorrow is the last day of the UGA Horticulture Club plant sale! Be sure to check it out to get some beautiful new plants for fall! ... See MoreSee Less

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#InternSpotlight: Meet Samantha Siragusa, a first-year master's student getting a degree in natural resources.

"I absolutely love my job at the Office of Sustainability. I am the UGA Chew Crew intern. My job is to run the logistics of the Chew Crew which is a student-led effort to restore neglected green spaces on UGA's campus. This means I promote the value of urban streams and woodlands, engage the community in ecological restoration practices, and conduct invasive plant species removal and prescribed grazing. Right now I am working on bringing sheep to our Driftmier site! My favorite part of the job is talking to the community about this initiative and using my creativity to come up with new ideas to promote Chew Crew!" 🐑
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#InternSpotlight: Meet Samantha Siragusa, a first-year masters student getting a degree in natural resources.I absolutely love my job at the Office of Sustainability. I am the UGA Chew Crew intern. My job is to run the logistics of the Chew Crew which is a student-led effort to restore neglected green spaces on UGAs campus. This means I promote the value of urban streams and woodlands, engage the community in ecological restoration practices, and conduct invasive plant species removal and prescribed grazing. Right now I am working on bringing sheep to our Driftmier site! My favorite part of the job is talking to the community about this initiative and using my creativity to come up with new ideas to promote Chew Crew! 🐑

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Samantha, I am so proud of you!! Keep up the good work!!👏👏🌹

I just shared this with Reid. Such a cool woman! He loves UGA, but is still wondering what to get his degree in.

Congratulations!

#InternSpotlight: Meet Alexandra Rios, a journalism major with a Spanish, Latin America and Caribbean Studies minor and an Arch Ready certificate.
"Hola! I love storytelling. I love seeing what other people are excited about and being a multimedia intern for the UGA Office of Sustainability gives me that privilege. When I am not on campus covering an event, I am out in the community learning about how people tackle sustainability. After the shoots, whether it is a video or photos, I write and edit a minute long multimedia piece for our social media, including Youtube. I believe I have one of the best on-campus jobs." Check out Alex's latest video about the Athens Farmers Market here: youtu.be/JSXXSMdPAsc
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#InternSpotlight: Meet Alexandra Rios, a journalism major with a Spanish, Latin America and Caribbean Studies minor and an Arch Ready certificate.
Hola! I love storytelling. I love seeing what other people are excited about and being a multimedia intern for the UGA Office of Sustainability gives me that privilege. When I am not on campus covering an event, I am out in the community learning about how people tackle sustainability. After the shoots, whether it is a video or photos, I write and edit a minute long multimedia piece for our social media, including Youtube. I believe I have one of the best on-campus jobs. Check out Alexs latest video about the Athens Farmers Market here: https://youtu.be/JSXXSMdPAsc

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We want to see how you're implementing #sustainable habits in your life! Send us a photo of your reusable bag stash and you could win one of these awesome new stickers made by our former intern Abigail West! ... See MoreSee Less

We want to see how youre implementing #sustainable habits in your life! Send us a photo of your reusable bag stash and you could win one of these awesome new stickers made by our former intern Abigail West!

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Awesome! Abigail West those look great!

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Save the date for "Creating new connections between archaeology, paleoecology, and fire science to evaluate longterm human impacts on fire regimes" with Dr. Grant Snitker. The talk Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 11:00am and is co-sponsored by the Center for Archaeological Sciences with the Georgia Initiative for Climate & Society.

Dr. Snitker is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with UGA Crop & Soil Sciences.
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Georgia Initiative for Climate & Society

Students! What does a changing climate in Georgia look like to you? Submit your photo by October 15th for a chance to have your photo displayed at the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference. Visit stories.georgiaclimateproject.org/2019-photo-contest for more information.
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Don’t miss the most important GA climate event of the year!Don't miss early bird registration for the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference! #GeorgiaClimateProject #GeorgiaClimateConference ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t miss the most important GA climate event of the year!

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Georgia Initiative for Climate & Society

Hurricane Dorian Pounds the Bahamas

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of Hurricane Dorian at 2:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (18:05 Universal Time) on September 1, 2019.

Around this time of this image, Dorian was a powerful category 5 storm with sustained winds of 185 miles (295 kilometers) per hour. The center of the storm appears directly over Great Abaco, an island in the northern Bahamas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Dorian had become the strongest hurricane on record in the northwestern Bahamas.

NHC forecasters predicted that Hurricane Dorian should deliver hurricane force winds to eastern Florida through the middle of the week. Forecasts also show an increased chance that Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina will be affected by strong winds and storm surge later in the week.

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2 days ago

UGA Chew Crew

Our next work day is on Tuesday, October 15th at the Tanyard site from 5-7pm! We will be removing perilla and Chinese yams! Make sure to bring a water bottle and wear clothes you won't mind getting dirty! Bring a friend! ... See MoreSee Less

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UGA Chew Crew

DON'T FORGET:

We will have a work day at our Driftmier Woods site tomorrow, October 9th, 5-7pm! We will be cleaning out the goat trailer and cleaning up some invasive species! Come join us and bring a friend!

*Our Driftmier Woods site is located to the right of the UGA engineering building!*
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6 days ago

UGA Chew Crew

Do you happen to buy products with BoxTops? Bring them to any of our events to support Clarke Middle's goats as part of their Sustainability Club! We will collect them at any work day or reach out to us to drop them off! ... See MoreSee Less

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UGA Chew Crew

Are you stressed out from midterms?
Do you want to spend more time outside?
Do you need volunteer hours?
Take a break and come to our work day!

Location: Driftmier Woods site

This Wednesday, October 9th 5-7pm, we will be cleaning out the goat trailer and cleaning up some invasive species! Come join us and bring a friend!

*Our Driftmier Woods site is located to the right of the UGA engineering building!*
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