Newsletter 4/15/19

We are in the magical season when so much life explodes all around us.  We live in such a beautiful world and get to be together here on such a beautiful campus.  In the midst of all your final projects and exams, be good to yourself and linger with the glorious green all around us.  It is the best way to green our minds. 

The end of the term is upon us, and as you can see by the list of events, so many wonderful things are happening.  Semester in Review and our Certificate Graduation ceremony (May 1, 11a-2p, Jackson Str. Building) are not to be missed.  You will get to see a showcase of so many wonderful projects by your peers.  Please come and honor each other in all your good work.  It is, without doubt, the most inspiring three hours you will have this spring. 

For even more great sustainability events, check out the Office of Sustainability Weekly Update


Students, you do not need to send us your 810 number when requesting prerequisite overrides for FCID 4200. (We can look up 810s when needed.) Thanks for your assistance with this! 

Walk-in Hours  

Wednesday April 24th | 12:30pm - 2pm | Park Hall 306 

Sustainability Certificate Graduation Ceremony  

Wednesday May 1st | 1:00pm - 2pm | Jackson Street Building   

Join us as we honor our spring graduates at the 3rd semiannual Sustainability Certificate Graduation Ceremony!  RSVP here: 


Tree Identification Walk 

Monday April 15th | 10:30am – 11:30am | North Campus  

If you love trees, come to our Tree Walk on North Campus to learn more about our campus arboretum. 

Yoga Under the Stars 

Tuesday April 16th | 8:00pm - 9pm | Myers Quad  

Join us for an evening of yoga under the stars on Myers Quad, followed by free donuts and coffee. 

LXL@UGA Student Showcase

April 17th | 6 - 7:30pm | State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center

Learning by Leading provides students with a combination of leadership skills and real-world experience with education, conservation and horticulture through hands-on experiential projects. This event will allow students to share what they have been working on throughout the semester.

River Cleanup 

Thursday April 18th | 2:00 – 4:30pm | 2525 Atlanta Highway   

Participate in a river cleanup with Big Dogs on the River at 2525 Atlanta Highway in Athens. 

Earth Day Tabling 

Monday April 22th | 10:00am – 1:30pm | Tate Plaza  

Engage with some of our sustainability interns during our tabling session at Tate Plaza.

South by South Milledge (SXSM) 

Thursday April 25th | 5:00 – 8:00pm | UGArden   

Come share in an evening of food, music, and well-being on UGArden's lower barn! It's only $5 to attend, and you can pay at the entrance to the Festival-- we accept cash and card! Don't forget it's Bring Your Own Bowl--bring any reusable utensils you can!!! 

Twilight Composting  

April 26th  - 27th | Food Court – Downtown Athens 

Join us at Athens' Twilight 40th anniversary as our capstone team brings composting to the annual bike race for the first time ever. Learn more about composting at our booth at the event, educate your friends, and divert your waste. Compost at this year's Athens' Twilight!  

Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate 

Friday May 3rd to Saturday May 11th    

Since 2013, University Housing has organized “Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate” where they strategically place over 20 donation sites for our residents to donate-not-dump. Each year they average around 50,000 lbs of items diverted from the landfill and utilized by our local non-profits! 

Sign up to volunteer using this link  

Athens Farmers Market 

Saturdays | 8am to noon | Bishop Park 

Visit the Athens Farmers Market! The market is held every Saturday at Bishop Park. Visit their website at 


Student Worker Needed to Help Launch UGA/CAES Organic Production Faculty Working Group 

Starting end of month through June 

Hourly for ~10 weeks (20 hrs./week), $12/hr. 

-Compile information on scope of organic production in Georgia 

-Literature search current relevant production information 

-Assist with information gathering from stakeholders and growers on organic needs in Georgia 

-Compile results from the three month planning phase into a white paper 

Contact Dr. Elizabeth Little, Department of Plant Pathology, 

Repair the World

Note particularly the “Food Justice” track 

Internship opportunities with The Ray


Global Georgia Initiative / Earth Day & Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture: Barry Lopez – “What Horizons Next?”  

April 22nd | 7:00pm | Georgia State Botanical Garden Conservatory 

Barry Lopez is an essayist, author, and short-story writer, and has traveled extensively in remote and populated parts of the world. 

He is the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist, for which he received the John Burroughs and Christopher medals; and eight works of fiction, including Light Action in the Caribbean, Field Notes, and Resistance. His essays are collected in two books, Crossing Open Ground and About This Life. 

If you have a few minutes, check out this essay by Pablo Lapegna, who just presented in our seminar: 

Agriculture and Climate Change: Via Campesina and the Challenge to the Corporate Food System