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What is the Environmental Law Association?

The Environmental Law Association (ELA) is an organization of the University of Georgia School of Law students who seek to further the development and advancement of environmental law through activities designed to increase environmental awareness among members of the community at large and the student bodies of the University of Georgia and the Georgia School of Law. We participate in the following activities:

  • Organization of the yearly Red Clay Conference
  • Monthly speakers who provide information from different perspectives on careers in the law
  • Dissemination of information regarding internships and jobs
  • Promotion of sound environmental policies
  • Trips outside the law school



UGA Law Land Use Clinic

UGA Law Environmental Practicum

UGA Go Green Alliance: The Go Green Alliance is a coalition of 26 student organizations at the University of Georgia, inlcuding ELA. Their goal is to promote sustainability in an effective and cohesive manner, incorporating all aspects of the campus from academics to service and operations.

Environmental Ethics Certificate

School of Environmental Design

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Odum School of Ecology

    UGA River Basin Center

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Environmental Safety Division



U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4

U.S. DOJ Environment and Natural Resources Division


Sierra Club

Natural Resources Defense Council

Environmental Defense Fund



UGA Recieves a Go Green Rating of 99 (highest score) - The Princeton Review ranked the University of Georgia among 18 other schools on the Green Honor Roll. The University of Georgia has taken aggressive steps to conserve water on campus, such as installing rain gardens, planting native species, installing low-flow toilets and showerheads, recycling water in research labs, and even limiting flushes in stadium bathrooms during football games. The result of this “Every Drop Counts” campaign is that water use on campus is down 30 percent.

More than 100 members of the UGA faculty have joined together to create the Academy of the Environment, “a venue for cross-disciplinary collaboration in research, graduate and undergraduate training, and public education and outreach.” UGA is home to the Eugene Odum School of Ecology, and students and faculty from a variety of academic departments conduct research related to environmental issues—engineering students conduct energy audits on campus buildings, students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication look for ways to promote energy conservation and recycling, and students in the River Basin Science and Policy Center research water quality in area streams. Click here to read more.


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