February 26, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA campus invited to ‘get caught green handed’ for RecycleMania competition
RecycleManiacs have returned to the University of Georgia to celebrate the 13th annual RecycleMania Tournament. This year, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Facilities Management Division services department to host a competition to help motivate the university community to reduce waste and increase recycling. From Feb. 25 to March 29, eight campus buildings will compete for the highest recycling rate.
February 18, 2013 | General News
Tybee residents invited to participate in sea level rise, coastal flooding preparations
Tybee Island residents and municipal leaders will get an update on ways to plan for increased flooding due to sea level rise and more frequent and severe storm surges at a public meeting scheduled next month and facilitated by researchers from the University of Georgia.
February 14, 2013 | General News
UGA leads inaugural SEC Symposium on renewable energy
Experts from all of the Southeastern Conference's 14 universities joined with representatives from industry and government in Atlanta Feb. 10-12 at the inaugural SEC Symposium, a meeting designed to forge new collaborations among universities, and to share the research and innovation of SEC institutions with the outside world.
February 12, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA to host 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference
The University of Georgia will host the 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference April 10-11 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel in Athens.
February 8, 2013 | Events on Campus
Artist to lecture, perform on global water crisis
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Lamar Dodd School of Art will present a public lecture by B. Stephen Carpenter II on artistic intervention, curriculum and public pedagogy Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. in room S151 of the school of art.
February 7, 2013 | General News
EcoFocus Film Festival expands to Jekyll Island
For five years, the EcoFocus Film Festival has brought premiere environmental films to Athens. This year the festival will debut a film on Jekyll Island for coastal Georgia audiences, thanks to support from Georgia Sea Grant, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, the Jekyll Island Authority and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program.
February 1, 2013 | Events on Campus
Alumnus to speak on life-changing experience
University of Georgia alumnus Mark Warren will read from his book "Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest" as part of a UGA Libraries program Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room on the third floor of the Miller Learning Center. The event is free and open to the public.
January 28, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA’s Bargeron appointed to national Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Chuck Bargeron, a public service assistant at the University of Georgia, has an extensive knowledge of invasive species, an expertise that is being tapped on a national level. Recently, the associate director for the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in Tifton was named to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee for the National Invasive Species Council.
January 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA selects 10 student scholars to attend inaugural SEC Symposium on renewable energy
The University of Georgia Bioenergy Systems Research Institute and the Office of Sustainability have selected 10 undergraduate students to serve as UGA's University Scholars at the inaugural Southeastern Conference Symposium, which will be held Feb. 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
January 16, 2013 | General News
UGA awards sustainability grants to seven student projects
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $26,000 to seven student projects as part of its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement projects that further the university's sustainability initiatives.
January 16, 2013 | General News
Environment and Design holds art competition to celebrate garden’s 75th anniversary
The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design is holding a graphic arts competition in anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the Founders Memorial Garden in 2014. Entries are due by Feb. 2 and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as well as honorable mentions.
January 7, 2013 | Events on Campus
Native Plant Symposium to help gardeners create beautiful, sustainable habitats
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will host its annual Native Plant Symposium Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year's symposium will emphasize sustainability and plantings that support pollinating insects. Presentations will focus on native plants for pollinators, pollination and fertilization in flowering plants, sustainable landscaping and Monarch butterflies and bees.
December 18, 2012 | Research News
UGA scientific divers discover 36,000-year-old Atlantic gray whale fossil
While the Atlantic gray whale was hunted to extinction by the 1700s, the Pacific or California gray swims today with a population near its pre-whaling levels. University of Georgia scientists have published their discovery of an Atlantic gray whale fossil off the Georgia coast that has re-enlivened efforts to connect the two species.
December 14, 2012 | General News
Students get hands-on experience in Material Reuse Program in UGA College of Environment and Design
University of Georgia students are partnering with Chris McDowell, director of the UGA Material Reuse Program, to plan and build several new gardens for community organizations throughout Athens. The Material Reuse Program, a pilot project of the College of Environment and Design, salvages materials from construction and demolition projects and reclaims them for landscape projects.
December 13, 2012 | General News
UGA selects two student ambassadors for inaugural SEC Symposium on Renewable Energy
The University of Georgia Bioenergy Systems Research Institute and the Office of Sustainability have selected two undergraduate students to serve as ambassadors to the inaugural Southeastern Conference Symposium, which will be held Feb. 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.