Georgia Writers Hall of Fame


Sustainability: Preserving our Environmental Heritage

Lightning talks featuring Janisse Ray and UGA Students

Janisse Ray
Sunday, Nov. 8th, 1:00 p.m. — Auditorium
Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

In coordination with UGA’s Office of Sustainability, the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame presents a series of lightning talks presented by selected UGA students and 2015 inductee Janisse Ray about the issue of sustainability. Ray is an award-winning environmental writer and activist whose current passion is the issue of sustainability. The 5-6 minute student presentations will focus on their research in relation to Watershed UGA, a town and gown initiative to involve the UGA Campus and the Athens community in restoring our streams. Watershed UGA is transforming our local streams into a living laboratory.

The Student Talks are as follows:

Exploring and restoring campus watersheds inside the classroom and out
Lauren Mullenbach, Graduate Student, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources,  Intern, Office of Sustainability

"Hands and Hooves": Prescribed Grazing as a Tool for Watershed Restoration
Mary Howard, Environmental Engineering, Intern, Office of Sustainability

Institutional approaches to balancing environmental and social tradeoffs in the sustainable management of transboundary river basins. 
Shannon Bonney, Graduate Student, Odom School of Ecology

Engaging in your Watershed: The Importance of Water Trails, 
Emily Swift, Environmental Economics and Management,  Intern, Office of Sustainability