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National Sustainability Tour Comes to UGA

Patagonia clothing company employees traveled to American University in Washington D.C. on March 1st as well as to other college campuses around the country in their Spring 2017 Worn Wear College Tour. They have teamed up with the Post Landfill Action Network, a student led sustainability organization, in a pursuit towards a world with no waste. Travelling in their mobile sewing shop, they rolled up to the University of Georgia on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Students at UGA were encouraged to bring damaged clothes to Tate Plaza last week where the…

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Local restaurants cook with insects

By: Jordan Mecca Entomophagy is the human consumption of insects and arachnids as food. A common practice across the globe, it has yet to become popular in the Western world – until now. One U.S. trend of 2015 is the use of cricket flour as a food supplement. Cricket flour as well as roasted crickets and chapulines were recently provided to some local Athens restaurants and chocolatiers. Their task is to make a unique dish for the “Insects, Sustainable Foods, and You” banquet on Thursday. One of those restaurants is Condor Chocolates. The…

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Compost Halloween

Lots of pumpkins end up in the trash after Halloween. Let Us Compost is a local company in Athens. They want people to bring their pumpkins to them so that they can provide a more sustainable option. They give people bins to put their pumpkins in after Halloween. With the holiday season coming up, they are giving out extra bins for the next couple of weeks as well.

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A More Sustainable Holiday

Athens, GA– Lots of pumpkins end up in the trash after halloween. Let Us Compost wants this coming holiday season to be more sustainable. They want local Athens residents to bring their pumpkins to them. For the first time, the company will be giving out extra bins and bags for Thanksgiving.  

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RecycleMania Hits UGA

Leah Goldman ATHENS, GA To find out more visit: http://sustainability.uga.edu/recyclemania/ U-G-A is number one in the S-E-C but no, it’s not for what you think. This time Georgia’s bragging rights are for recycling. This spring U-G-A will be one of many colleges across the country and Canada participating in RecycleMania. The compeition branches off of the Keep America Beauitiful. The program will measure the amount of recycling and trash turned in each week. Which school generates the least amount and who has the best recycling rate. Sustainability coordinator Andrew Lentini…

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