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Camden County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent Jessica Warren (pictured) worked with Martin Wunderly, area water agent for UGA Extension’s Northeast District, to develop the Georgia Green Landscape Stewards curriculum. CAES News
Green Landscapes
For some residents, a pristinely manicured lawn free of weeds and undisturbed by insects is the ultimate goal. However, a new program from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension encourages creating a more natural landscape that reduces chemical use and incorporates native plants to promote biodiversity and protect the environment.
Recycling doesn't take a lot of extra time or effort. Celebrate Earth Day by evaluating your current recycling plan or create a new one with tips from UGA Extension. CAES News
Earth Day at Home
April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, with the first Earth Day celebrated in 1970 in schools and communities around the United States as a way to call attention to environmental issues. According to the Earth Day Network, the occasion is now celebrated in more than 190 counties.
Flooding, plumbing leaks and roof leaks are common causes of mold growing indoors. Mold can trigger asthma attacks in people who are allergic or sensitive to molds. UGA Extension experts say that to help prevent mold from growing, water-damaged areas should be dried out within 48 hours of the event. This photo shows mold and mushrooms growing in a basement that was filled with flood water. CAES News
Mold Removal
Following weeks of rain across many parts of the Peach State and more in the forecast, many Georgians find themselves dealing with flooded basements, backed-up septic systems, standing water, mold, mud, mud and more mud.
The path to creating less waste is a slow and steady process. CAES News
Green Resolutions
The new year is a great time to pick up a few habits that will help build a greener future for the planet, but new habits can be hard to maintain.
Perfect composting conditions require the perfect combination of materials — not too much brown matter, not too much green matter, not too cold and not too dry. CAES News
Composting 101
International Compost Awareness Week is May 5 to 11 and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices across the state are prepared to provide advice for homeowners who want to start recycling their food and landscape waste into compost to improve their soil.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal congratulates, from left, David C. Barrow Elementary School fourth-grader Emma Starnes, David C. Barrow Elementary School fifth-grader Blake Bernt and Malcolm Bridge Middle School seventh-grader Olivia Hawkins. All three were named finalists in the 2019 UGA Extension Radon Education Program Poster Contest. CAES News
Radon Posters
Gov. Nathan Deal recognized three students from northeast Georgia for their efforts to spread the word about the dangers of radon as part of the 2019 University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program Poster Contest.
Derek Cooper serves as the radon educator with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program. CAES News
Radon Educator
Derek Cooper has always had a passion for helping people live healthier lives.
Spending a summer day in the Georgia wilderness is more fun when you're prepared for the heat, humidity and sun. CAES News
Outdoor Safety
Kyle Woosnam knows a thing or two about having fun outside and safely making it home by the end of the day.
Keishon Thomas, Pamela Turner and Mitzi Parker were recently honored at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 Annual Session, where they received the first place National and Southern Region Environmental Education Award. Since 2013, the Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Board has promoted healthier and safer housing conditions in Georgia, particularly for low-income residents, children, elderly, minorities and other vulnerable populations living in rural communities. CAES News
Healthy Housing
A team of University of Georgia family and consumer sciences experts has earned a national award for their efforts to create healthier and safer environments for children, both at home and in daycare settings.