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Second round of sustainability grants awarded - Around the Arch
June 2012 Issue
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 …
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