Campus without a car

Posted 10 months 1 week ago
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Students are returning so campus and downtown Athens will soon be full to bursting. One great thing students, faculty and staff can do to relieve congestion in the area is to leave your car at home. Flagpole provides a great primer on ways you can do just that:

Campus Transit buses are free for anyone to use, and they stop at every stop on the route. You  can hop on and hop off at any stop. There’s more space out than in, so just remember to step back and let people get out of the bus first, and take your backpack off if it’s crowded.

Athens Transit buses are free for anyone...

Global Land Project - Future Earth

Posted 1 year 7 months ago
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The third Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Project (GLP 3rd OSM 2016), was held last week at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. The conference, aimed at bringing together the Land System Science community to present, discuss and foster progress towards a sustainable land use future, included the presentation of a working paper (with a UGA anthropology faculty contributor) on lessons learned on biofuel sustainability to date – and from these lessons they distill a set of sine qua nons for sustainable biofuel governance. From the paper's abstract:


Collaborative Community: Arts, Education, Sustainability

Posted 1 year 11 months ago

UGA received funding this week to add 19 electric buses to their fleet, replacing some of the older buses currently in use as soon as early 2017. The grant was announced at a ceremony in the Governor's Office and awarded by the GO! Transit Capital Program, a competitive funding program administered by Georgia's State Road and Tollway Authority. While this is great news for UGA, the news is also good for the Athens community as a whole. These new buses, which are part of the University's strategic plan to advance campus sustainability, will help improve the air quality of the community as...

'Raising Resistance' screening Dec. 4

Posted 2 years 6 months ago

The Georgia Workshop on Culture, History and Power through the Franklin College and the Latin American Sustainable Agriculture initiative presents a screening of the sustainable agriculture documentary, Raising Resistance:

The project seeks to engage some of the most pressing questions of the ability to derive sustainable agriculture production from Latin America while also ensuring the congruent development of local communities.

The project encompasses a speaker series and a film series, where the films reflect upon the overall topics presented by the speakers. The...

The Campus of 2035

Posted 2 years 8 months ago

What role does today's college campus play in broader sustainability efforts? Our scientists and engineers conduct research and develop bench-scale projects that show promise; other researchers document the effects of mankind on the planet, generate new ways of thinking about waste, urban infrastructure and even visual representations of society's conflicting interests and desires. But what of the campus itself? While not isolated from its surroundings, the campus does exist as a microcosm where new efforts can be tried and tested. Maybe the better question is, what role should today's...