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Students receive sustainability grants - Around the Arch
March 2012 Issue
In its second round of grants, the Office of Sustainability awarded $20,000 to six students to develop proposals designed to protect the campus environment. The six selected from 21 grant proposals address priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to conserve resources, educate the campus community about environmental issues and provide research to further sustainability at the university. Recipients are: Brandi Bishop, a senior agricultural education major at the Tifton campus, who will develop a recycling program there, installing 60 waste reduction stations in 15 of the busiest buildings on the campus and implementing a public relations campaign to encourage recycling. Katie Shepard, a master’s student in the department of crop and soil sciences, who will monitor the effectiveness of an East Campus rain garden at filtering pollutants from storm water runoff. Shepard’s project will take soil moisture and water quality measurements to determine how well the rain garden does its job. Chris McDowell, a master’s student in the College …
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