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Office of Sustainability awards grants

The Office of Sustainability has awarded $40,000 to fund 10 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program.

Funded by student green fees and a Sustainability + Arts partnership with Ideas for Creative Exploration, the program provides financial and staff resources to implement student-initiated projects that further the university’s sustainability goals.

The Office of Sustainability received proposals from students in multiple academic disciplines across campus. A selection committee made the final recommendations for projects to be awarded in 2016. All student projects that received funding align with UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to promote stewardship of natural resources and advance sustainability research, education and service at UGA and beyond.

Recipients of the 2016 Campus Sustainability Grants are Kelsey Brown, a theatre and communication sciences and disorders major from Lexington, Kentucky; Brittany Whitlock, a biology and psychology major from Johns Creek; John Derosa, an environmental engineering major from Lilburn; Thalika Saintil, a student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Kollin Adams, a computer science major from Atlanta; David Balinsky, a student in the College of Veterinary Medicine from Annapolis, Maryland; Sean Dunlap, a student in the College of Environment and Design from Winterville; Xuan Zhang, a geography master’s student from Wuhan, China; Matt Siegel and Anna Trakhman, both from Marietta and students in the Terry College of Business and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, respectively; and Julie Delose, a doctoral candidate in psychology from Orlando, Florida.