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Faculty Approved: Office of Sustainability Events

Sustainable UGA Weekly Update

To promote sustainability-related events on the UGA campus

and in the Athens community


The Campus Sustainability Grants Program is back for its second year! Theprogram provides funding for competitive, student-proposed projects and initiatives designed to advance campus sustainability through education, research, service and operations.


Events and Opportunities This Week


2.   “Operation SafeDrive” Vehicle and Bike Inspections

When: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Tate Center Parking Lot

What: The Office of Sustainability partners with Parking Services to offer free bike tune-ups for University members, along with vehicle check-ups.

3.   College of Environment and Design Lecture

When: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: Miller Learning Center room 248

What: Bob Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association and member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Sustainability Advisory Board will give this year’s lecture.


4.   UGA Climate and Society Brown Bag Lunch

When: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12:15 p.m.

Where: Miller Learning Center, room 348

What: Dr. Susan Crow from the Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science, will present “Planning for Sea Level Rise on the Georgia Coast: Modeling, Visualization, Adaptation.”

5.   Think Locally, Jam Locally

When: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: New Earth Music Hall

What: The Society of Environmental Engineers at UGA is hosting an event to increase awareness with informational tables of local sustainable organizations and technologies, music and food. Open to all ages .


6.   Ecology Seminar – “Gasses for the Masses”

When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 4 – 5 p.m.

Where: Ecology Auditorium

What: Dr. Amy Moran of Clemson University will present at this week’s ecology lecture, titled “Gasses for the Masses: Oxygen and the eco-physiology of encapsulated embryos.”

7.   “Planning to Avert the Energy-Water Collision”

When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Warnell School, building 4, room 418

What: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Union of Concerned Scientists on will discuss a new report from the Energy and Water in a Warming World (EW3) Initiative, which identifies the impact of power plant water usage in watersheds across the country in 2008.


8.   Georgia Climate Coalition Session 3 – Solutions and Research

When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Ecology Auditorium

What: Speakers will discuss possible solutions to challenges caused by climate change in the Southeast, as well as areas of study where more research is needed.


9.   Wilson CenterEnvironmental Ethics Lecture

When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m.

Where: Miller Learning Center room 150

What: Jonathan Herz, chief architect for sustainable facilities in the Office for Facilities Management and Policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver a lecture titled “When Better Isn’t Good Enough: Moving Beyond the Triple-Bottom-Line Towards the New Sustainable Frontier.”


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