Second round of sustainability grants awarded


Six students were awarded a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Office of Sustainability to fund projects aimed at advancing campus sustainability. Twenty-one grant proposals were submitted for this second round of grant funding. Recipients are:

  • Brandi Bishop, a senior agricultural education major at the Tifton Campus, who will develop a recycling program there.
  • Katie Shepard, a master’s student in crop and soil sciences, who will monitor the effectiveness of an East Campus rain garden at filtering pollutants from storm water runoff.
  • Chris McDowell, a master’s student in the College of Environment and Design, who will demonstrate how construction and demolition waste products can be diverted from the landfill and converted into tangible community-based improvements.
  • JoHannah Biang, a master’s student in horticulture, who will construct a living wall planted with seasonal herbs and vegetables to research and demonstrate the effectiveness of vertical gardening.
  • Graham Pickren, a doctoral student in geography, who is expanding a program that collects, donates and recycles unwanted items from student residence halls during move-out week.
  • Zach Richardson, a senior landscape architecture student, who will create a prescribed grazing program using goats to remove exotic invasive plants and restore native forest adjacent to Tanyard Creek.