Upcoming ELA Events:
Professor Peter Appel will be presenting on the Wilderness Act Feb. 21 at 12:30 in Room B.
The 23rd Annual Red Clay Conference exploring legal and environmental issues affecting Georgia's coast will take place on Friday, March 4th, 2011 in Dean Rusk Hall.
ELA will be hosting a presentation Examining the Gulf Oil Spill from a Legal and Environmental Prospective in conjunction with the Constitutional Law Society on March 28th at 12:30 in Room A. Professor Smith will discuss the spill from a legal prospective and Dr. Samantha Joye has been studying the environmental effects of the oil spill, and has presented her findings to congress. Read about it at http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/060910/new_650789974.shtml; http://www.redandblack.com/2010/06/09/professor-talks-oil-to-congress-researcher-presents-spill-data-in-news-conference/
Student Writing Competitions:
Constitutional Issues in Environmental Law:
The ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), is pleased to announce the sixth annual "Endangered Environmental Laws" student writing competition. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, SEER, and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies, the competition invites students to address recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or federalism component. Submissions are due by April 11, 2011. The winner receives a $2000 cash prize and an offer to publish her article in the Environmental Law Reporter. Please see the attached flyer. More information about the competition, including past winning essays, can be found at www.endangeredlaws.org.
Land Use Planning, or Environmental Law:
The 28th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition sponsored by the Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association. The deadline for submission of entries is June 6, 2011. The Competition is open to law students and graduate planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law or environmental law. The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,500 and will be submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of
the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. In addition to the first prize, the Competition will offer a
second place prize of $1,000 and up to two Honorable Mentions of $250.
Southern Section A&WMA Scholarship Program is to assist graduate students pursuing careers in the areas of air & water pollution control and hazardous waste management, such as transportation control measures, acidic deposition, indoor air quality, new or improved control technology, physical or chemical characterization of pollutants and/or innovative policies that might achieve the same result. The applicant's goals should be directed toward achievement of A&WMA's purpose as stated in the Bylaws quoted below: "The purpose of the Association is to promote better understanding of problems in the fields of air pollution and hazardous waste management within the geographic area of the Section and to provide a means for exchanging information directed toward solving those problems." The DEADLINE for receipt of the Application, recommendation letters and transcripts is June
15, 2011. Material may be submitted via email.
The Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan is pleased to announce its tenth annual Environmental Law Essay Contest, with cash prizes of $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. The contest is open to all students in any law school in the United States or Canada. Entries must be submitted by June 30, 2011, so there is plenty of time to research and write a winning essay. The attached one-page announcement contains additional information about the contest.
Opportunities to Learn and Volunteer Around Athens:
2011 Georgia River Network Weekend for Rivers “Everybody’s River: Broadening the River Movement” will take place February 25-26, 2011 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell, Georgia. Georgia River Network’s Weekend for Rivers is just what it sounds like—a weekend dedicated to rivers for people who love rivers. Join us for two days of informative workshops and conference sessions, as well as field trips, networking opportunities, awards and a great party! Learn more at Georgia River Network's website and facebook page.
Clean out your files week -- Did you know paper makes up about 1/3 of the waste that enters our local landfill? In fact, we throw out enough paper on campus to pave a pathway from the UGA Arch to the Intramural Fields – every day! Let’s work together to create positive change that helps our environment and saves us money. In support of RecycleMania, a national competition among colleges and universities in which UGA competes for top recycling honors, the Office of Sustainability is encouraging paper recycling in all UGA offices. Clean Out Your Files Week will begin the Friday of Spring Break, March 11 - March 18. During that week, faculty and staff are encouraged to clean out their offices, old files, etc., to reduce paper waste and boost UGA’s recycling quantities while students are on Spring Break.
By request, Building Supervisors will provide office paper recycling boxes for your office. If you need a paper recycling box, but do not know your Building Supervisor, please contact the appropriate Building Services Office: North Campus (542-2225) or South Campus (542-1818). To request additional recycling bins for common areas in your building, please email email@example.com.
"ALDO IN ATHENS" COMMEMORATES LEGACY OF ALDO LEOPOLD 3.10 and 3.11 The events include two screenings of "Green Fire," a new documentary film about the life and work of Leopold, whose philosophy and writing helped shape the modern environmental movement. The film, the first full-length, high definition documentary ever made about Leopold, will be shown March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Library, and March 12 at 9:15 a.m. at the State Botanical Garden. Both showings are free and open to the public. Leopold, an educator, forester, ecologist and author who died in 1948, is best known for his seminal book A Sand County Almanac, a series of essays in which he developed the "land ethic" philosophy. His ideas about conservation and the connection between people and the natural world are considered major influences in the development of environmental awareness and activism in the last half of the 20th century.
Craig Waldron’s lecture presenting “Reflections from the Suburban Edge” in 501/502 Caldwell is scheduled for 4 PM on Monday, March 21st, the first day back from Spring Break. Craig is an outstanding city administrator with years of experience and great wisdom to offer all planning and design students. In he will discuss numerous trials and tribulations directly pertinent to landscape architecture and planning. He is an entertaining and engaging speaker. There will be a reception following the lecture.
2011 Georgia River Network Paddle Georgia June 10- August 3. Interested in a 7 day paddling trip down the Occonee River with 350 of your closest outdoor enthustist buddies!