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Monday, October 3, 2016

This week:

Monday 10/3
Reminder: send an email to Tara ( to let her know if you're interested in participating in a potluck and poster session as part of International Education Week

Tuesday 10/4
4:00pm ECOLOGY SEMINAR: Climate change, fluctuating selection and eco-evolutionary dynamics by Dr. Carlos Botero from Washington University in the Ecology Auditorium
7:00pm Johnstone Lecture by Dr. Mark Risse at the State Botanical Garden. Free but reservations required (706-542-6156).
Mark Risse, who holds the Georgia Power Professor of Water Policy at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute, will speak about his experience studying groundwater and sea level rise throughout Georgia, as well as his work with students, government officials, farmers and fishermen about water resource management and the opportunities that sustainable growth presents.

Wednesday 10/5
9:00am Pro-caffeination Hour in 4-132; topic potentially TBA, or simply social gathering.
1:25pm CONSERVATION SEMINAR: Oceans in Peril: From oil spills to overfishing to climate change by Dr. Samantha "Mandy" Joye in the Ecology Auditorium

Thursday 10/6
4:00pm Warnell Seminar: speaker and topic TBA in 1-304.

Other announcements / Upcoming Events of Interest:

Sustainability + Arts Grant
Pre-proposal deadline (optional): October 14, 2016Final proposal deadline: November 14, 2016 and the Office of Sustainability invite you to apply for a Sustainability + Arts grant in conjunction with the 2016-2017 UGA Campus Sustainability Grants program. Special consideration will be given to projects incorporating sustainability + arts.Drawn from the Student Green Fee, grants up to $5,000 are available to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects to advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. Interdisciplinary projects designed to inspire, beautify and uplift—as well as to inform and conserve—are encouraged. Grants are awarded based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, and available funding.The Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates, and advances sustainability initiatives at UGA in the areas of teaching, research, service and outreach, student engagement, and campus operations. For more information visit

The Nature Conservancy and Trees Atlanta Tree Planting Event on 10/15 (details below):
On October 15, we will be planting trees at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve as part of a city-wide effort to care for local trees. Only twenty minutes away from downtown Atlanta, the Blue Heron Nature Preserve boasts almost 30 acres of preserved and restored wetlands. This greenspace provides essential habitats for local biodiversity while also cleaning polluted stormwater before it enters our local creeks and streams.  Because of the abundance of food and shelter this wetland provides, guests are likely to see a variety of beavers, birds and butterflies. Help us care for this local treasure by coming out to plant trees at the Preserve. Volunteers should wear waterproof closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and bug spray as needed.  We’ll be working in muddy areas, so please wear old/outdoor work clothes. Meet at the community garden at 8:45 for a lesson on tree planting and basic tree care. We will finish at noon. This event is being hosted in partnership with Trees Atlanta as a part of a larger event called Plantlanta, that includes planting in all 12 Atlanta city council districts in one day! Also the Preserve’s Open House, volunteers will get a chance to learn more about important efforts, such as how they are working to increasing native tree species diversity and replacing some recently lost trees.Difficulty Level: ModerateAge Restrictions: 16 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)Supplies Needed: Water, long sleeve work shirt, long pants, closed shoes (clothes you don’t mind getting wet)Restrooms: There are no restrooms readily available at this clean-up. BYO picnic, gloves, water.To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact or call 404-253-7255.
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