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UGA hosts Campus Sustainability Day

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and the Go Green Alliance will host Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Tate Student Center and UGA Bookstore.

Campus Sustainability Day will include an information fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with student and community groups promoting sustainability initiatives. Car-free commuters can log bike, bus or carpool miles for a chance to win prizes and free bicycle tune-ups will be available. The UGA Bookstore will offer discounts on sustainability-related items.

A campus sustainability update begins at 12:30 p.m. and includes an exchange of ideas about sustainability programs and initiatives at the university. Two new sustainability programs will be announced: the UGA Commuter Rewards and Ride Matching Service, a partnership between UGA Parking Services and the Clean Air Campaign, and the Sustainable UGA Office Program, a certification program designed to encourage water, energy and waste reduction. A schedule of events and additional details are available at

The Society of College and University Planners established Campus Sustainability Day in 2003 to celebrate and advance sustainability in higher education. Universities across the country host events to celebrate campus sustainability and to encourage faculty, staff and students to share in the exchange of sustainability-related ideas and knowledge.