Philosopher's Walks are guided hikes that provide participants with opportunities to experience, connect with and discuss places of ecological interest. They are organized by the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program (EECP) and are open to the public. Nov. 11th Theme: Alfie Vick, landscape architecture faculty at UGA, will lead the Kendeda Building virtual walk.
CED Professor James Reap and Associate Professor Eric MacDonald are among the co-authors of Chapter 15 "Feeding Futures Framed: Rediscovering Biocultural Diversity in Sustainable Foodscapes."
First year MLA student Matt Quirey and BLA program director Brad Davis are partners in a three-year project with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), The Land Institute, and The Ray, an 18-mile section of highway dedicated to transforming the transportation infrastructure of the future and supported by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Davis and Quirey have installed and will [...]
Two CED teams recently submitted entries in the EPA's 2016 Campus RainWorks Challenge. There were 60 total submissions. With both teams making it to the final round of 16, and one going on to achieve an Honorable Mention, the CED made an impressive showing in this national competition! Congratulations to the team of Ming Guan, Carter Ricks, Danielle Schwartz, Danielle Valdes, and Yuwen Yang [...]
Melanie Bowerman, a third year MLA student from California, recently presented to Atlanta residents and stakeholders on urban edible forests. Speaking at the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill community design meeting in the Lakewood neighborhood, Melanie's talk focused on the meeting theme, "What Could Be On Our Food Forest," and provided case studies that she has researched for her [...]
Dr. Jon Calabria, CED Assistant Professor, has been named as one of three recipients of the inaugural Student Affairs Faculty Research Grant. His project, Concept Plans to Improve Water Quality, was submitted in partnership with the Office of Sustainability. The grants encourage the use of Student Affairs programs and facilities as a principal laboratory for research, enhancing the role of the [...]
On the weekend of January 13th Professor Jon Calabria's Eco-Restoration class traveled down to the Georgia Barrier Islands to stay at UGA's campus at Wormsloe, near Savannah, Georgia. The purpose of the trip was to check on several restoration projects that had been set up the previous year: an experiment in the establishment of long leaf pine, a project to create [...]
On November 12th Catie Sauer and Christopher Wisener (current CED MEPD students) were part of the first place team, along with three Emory students (Christian Wayne, Pari Majd, and Shreya Kothari), in Emory University's Sustainability Case Competition for addressing Georgia's water crisis. The team will share a $2000 prize and be eligible for paid internships with the city of Atlanta's [...]
Professor Rosanna Rivero's students are getting valuable real-world experience through the NASA DEVELOP program at UGA. Check out this great article covering their work with the Nature Conservancy in Atlanta. http://thrivingearthexchange.org/tex-stories/nature-conservancy-nasa-develop-see-atlantas-urban-forests-trees/ Read more about the NASA DEVELOP program here: https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/about.php