CED partners on 2022 Sustainability Grant project
Congratulations to Elizabeth Esser, undergraduate Ecology and Genetics major, on her project Bee Beautiful: Replacing Invasive Landscaping Plants on UGA’s Campus with Native Plants which recently received a 2022 Campus Sustainability Grant. The project, which is under the direction of CED Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Dr. Eric Macdonald, aims to reduce toxic vegetation for migratory birds and increase native habitat and food sources for pollinators. Project partners include the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, College of Environment + Design, Facilities Management Division, and student collaborator Claudia White.
Each year, The Office of Sustainability awards Campus Sustainability Grants which offer up to $5,000 to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects that advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. The goal of the program is to combine social, environmental, and economic solutions with UGA’s strategic priorities to help ensure that all people can thrive, both now and in the future.
The 2022 cycle boasts an impressive list of 11 projects from a diverse range of academic disciplines, and we are excited to experience and support these student-led initiatives across campus in the coming months.