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.
January 31, 2013 | General News
Arbor Day Foundation gives UGA its third Tree Campus USA designation
From the towering old oaks on North Campus to new maples gracing the landscape to the south, the University of Georgia's acreage is teeming with trees. Because of the university's continued commitment to maintaining and adding new foliage, the Arbor Day Foundation has named UGA a Tree Campus USA for the third year in a row.
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.
December 10, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA awards inaugural scholarships for study abroad in sustainability
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded its first scholarships for study abroad in sustainability to two UGA undergraduate students-Joanna "Joni" Troxel and Chadwick "Chad" Landon-as a part of the Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment.
October 12, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA to celebrate sustainability, food with local food forum
Local Foods UGA, a forum designed to promote University of Georgia-based local food initiatives, will be held Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 123 of the Jackson Street Building located at 285 S. Jackson St.
October 1, 2012 | Events on Campus
‘The Lorax’ to spur on participants in UGA’s fourth annual Green Cup Challenge
Once again, University of Georgia students are battling for the coveted Green Cup, and this week they will be inspired by Dr. Seuss. A screening of "The Lorax" will be hosted Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the north psychology-journalism auditorium. The event, which is free and open to the public as part of UGA's month-long Green Cup Challenge, is sponsored by the UGA Office of Sustainability, UGA Housing, Ecofocus Film Festival and Clif Bar.
July 31, 2012 | General News
UGA College of Environment and Design offices move to new home
Several of the programs and services in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will be housed in a new site located at 285 South Jackson Street starting Aug. 1.
July 18, 2012 | General News
UGA to install Solar Demonstration Project this fall
This fall, the University of Georgia will add a touch of green to its Athens campus through a set of solar panels. The installation highlights renewable energy through the UGA Solar Demonstration Project.
May 2, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA College of Environment and Design dean judges national sustainable awards
Daniel Nadenicek, dean of the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, recently served as a juror on the 2012 Seimens Sustainable Community Awards panel in Atlanta. The annual competition, which received 135 applications from 40 states across the U.S., is co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and the Seimens Corporation.
April 30, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA graduate student wins Singularity University scholarship to grow food indoors
University of Georgia doctoral student Erico Rolim de Mattos envisions a world where exploding human populations, global climate change and land overdevelopment has rendered mankind incapable of producing enough food to sustain humanity. This scenario is a very real possibility, and it has captured the minds of specialists from organizations like NASA and the United Nations.
April 24, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA honors four for creating a more sustainable community
On April 20, four members of the University of Georgia community were recognized for their dedication to creating a more sustainable UGA.
April 18, 2012 | General News
UGA Solar Demonstration Project to be installed this spring
The University of Georgia is about to get a little bit greener. This spring, the Athens campus will enjoy not only the familiar beauty of renewed life and vegetation as the season unfolds, but also the implementation of renewable energy through the UGA Solar Demonstration Project.
April 12, 2012 | General News
Goats get to work chewing up invasive plants on UGA’s campus
April 11, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA, Athens-Clarke County team up for recycling happy hour
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and WUGA radio, along with the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division, will host a "Recycling Happy Hour" on April 19 from 5-7 p.m. in the UGA intramural field parking lot off of College Station Road.
April 11, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA to celebrate Earth Week 2012 with daily events