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
March 20, 2012 | General News
UGA sororities compete to green up their houses
March 19 marked the kickoff of the University of Georgia's first Sorority Green Cup, a month-long competition at UGA designed to reduce energy, water and waste and to increase recycling among 12 Panhellenic sororities and their houses.
March 7, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA residence hall Building 1516 receives honors
Building 1516, the newest residence hall at the University of Georgia and the first to be LEED certified, received two honors recently: the on campus award by Student Housing Business for best use of green and sustainable construction and a gold LEED certification.
February 21, 2012 | Events on Campus
Interdisciplinary artist Amy Franceschini to visit UGA
The University of Georgia Ideas for Creative Exploration will host artist, educator and award-winning Web designer Amy Franceschini on March 6 at 4 p.m. in room 101 of the Miller Learning Center. Franceschini's visit to campus and lecture is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
February 14, 2012 | Events on Campus
EcoFocus Film Festival unveils 2012 film lineup
The 2012 EcoFocus Film Festival will open with a screening of Buck, a documentary about the animal-human bond. The camera follows cowboy Buck Brannaman as he teaches people to communicate with horses using compassion instead of punishment. Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Favorite award, Buck is one of 18 feature-length and 22 short films to be shown at EcoFocus, which this year runs from March 23-31 at Ciné and various locations across the University of Georgia campus.
February 10, 2012 | Research News
Grass to gas: UGA researchers’ genome map speeds biofuel development
Researchers at the University of Georgia have taken a major step in the ongoing effort to find sources of cleaner, renewable energy by mapping the genomes of two originator cells of Miscanthus x giganteus, a large perennial grass with promise as a source of ethanol and bioenergy.
January 31, 2012 | Honors & Awards
Six UGA students awarded campus sustainability grants
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded grants totaling $20,000 to six students as part of its second annual Campus Sustainability Grants program. The money, which comes from the student-paid green fee, will fund projects aimed at advancing campus sustainability.
October 14, 2011 | Events on Campus
EcoFocus panel to offer behind-the-scenes view of film festivals
EcoFocus Film Festival, the University of Georgia Filmmaking Union, Film Athens, 6X6 Media Arts and Ciné will present "Meet the festival organizers: The inside scoop on film festivals and film festival programming" Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Ciné. The discussion is free and open to the public.
October 13, 2011 | Events on Campus
UGA to hold Campus Sustainability Day 2011
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and Go Green Alliance are hosting Campus Sustainability Day 2011 on Oct. 26 to celebrate achievements and discuss future actions toward a more sustainable UGA.
October 12, 2011 | Events on Campus
UGA architects to hold bike plan meetings
The University of Georgia and Athens-Clarke County are working to update their bicycle master plans, and they're asking for community input.
September 30, 2011 | Events on Campus
Interdisciplinary seminar at UGA to explore eco design
Art, ecology, horticulture and design come together in a seminar hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration, or ICE, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia. The seminar will be held Oct. 5 at 5:15 p.m. in room 250 of the Miller Learning Center. This event is free and open to the public.