The Sustainable UGA Semester in Review celebrates people, programs, activities and academic courses that create a culture of sustainability at UGA.The program includes brief presentations from Office of Sustainability interns, posters and table displays from UGA classes, the announcement of 2017 Campus Sustainability Grant winners, light lunch fare and opportunities for networking. Opening comments will be provided by John R. Seydel, director of sustainability for the city of Atlanta.
UGA Office of Sustainability
Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Patagonia clothing company, will present a lecture entitled “The Elephant in the Room.” Ridgeway is a mountaineer, adventurer, environmentalist, writer, filmmaker and businessman who oversees vanguard environmental and sustainability initiatives. He was part of the 1978 team that included the first Americans to summit K2, the world's second-highest mountain.
Hear NFL player David Carter, "The 300 Pound Vegan," speak. Carter was a defensive end at UCLA and played in the NFL from 2011 to 2015. Carter will share his story of how a plant-based diet made him a healthier and stronger football player and the benefits of veganism for your health, the planet, and animals.