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Students win grants for green projects - Around the Arch
March 2013 Issue
For the third year, the Office of Sustainability has awarded grants to students to implement projects that bolster UGA’s sustainability initiatives. This year seven students were awarded $26,000. In three years, the office has awarded $59,000 to fund 17 student-initiated projects. Projects this year include: • An effort to curb poor water quality from storm runoff through the use of pervious concrete pavements. • A plan to reduce the volume and mass of solid waste on campus by collecting organic, compostable waste in the Warnell School and delivering it to the UGArden for composting. • A study of feasible alternatives to the current fossil fuel-based energy system at UGA. • A look at ways to optimize fish diet for maximum sustainability of fish production at the UGArden aquaponics system, and development of online outlets to share information about the project and aquaponics. • An effort to increase usability and facilitate an easier method of bike sharing within UGA’s Bulldog Bikes program. …
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