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  • Beach Stewardship

    There’s not a more perfect vacation than heading to a sunny, sandy beach. Georgia’s coast offers a variety of fun and adventure for the whole family, as well as some of the most beautiful and vibrant ecosystems in the country. While most of us visit the coast for a few…

  • Water Resources Directory

    Water is a basic building block and necessity for all life. It is essential for agricultural, industrial, and household use for basic human health and economic development. Caring for water and water systems is vital to make sure we have enough to use to drink, grow crops, support fishing, support…

  • Sheets, Handouts & Guides – An Index

    Fact Sheets, Action Sheets, Handouts, and Guides are often attached to our articles as an extra resource to help further your understanding of a topic. Generally, fact sheets offer a few quick facts to introduce you to the basics of a topic. Action sheets, as their name suggests, focus on…

  • Food Waste & Composting in Georgia

    What’s the situation? In Georgia, food residuals make up 12% of landfill waste annually. That’s nearly 151 pounds of food per Georgian every year, a total of 1.6 billion pounds of trash annually in GA. This amount of food waste also wastes $1.92 billion each year. This food and money waste is unnecessary and could be converted to profit…

  • Opinion – Science for Georgia: Connecting All People with Science to Build Trust

    Earning the Trust of Georgia. There is a fundamental disconnect between the scientific community and the public it serves. At Science for Georgia, our goal is to fix this disconnect using three different approaches: (1) to improve communication between scientists and the public, (2) increase public engagement with science, and…

  • Opinion: Scientists Must Engage the Community

    The world is full of difficult problems that have been or can be solved using science. Right now, these solutions go unheard or worse: ignored. The long-growing trend of miscommunication and distrust between scientists and the public means that scientists need to reframe how they participate in public dialogue. Science…

  • Opinion: We Need Audience First Communication

    If a person has a good idea, but doesn’t share, does it have an effect? There is a reason that bad ideas with good marketing outsell good ideas with bad marketing. Many people see Steve Jobs as a visionary and Bill Gates as a mobster, but Bill Gates spends billions…

  • Reflections from “That Science Girl”

    My sister in law has a PhD in Biology. She studied genetics. Whenever my grandfather saw her, he would ask her about plants. Cause, you know – she is a biologist. My grandfather was a chemist. Smart guy. And he still made epic generalizations.   Just like when someone finds out “Oh you…

  • Coal Ash in Georgia

    Coal Ash, the leftover waste from burning coal, affects Georgian’s health and well-being. Coal Ash contains arsenic, lead, mercury, and other heavy metals. When these chemicals seep into water or soil, it causes health problems for those exposed. As the chart shows, a high number of those individuals are low-income….

  • Opinion: Shut Georgia Down

    The science says that in order to prevent deaths, and to get things back to normal, short-term, extreme closures are necessary. ***note – post updated 3/31 to reflect new information As we enter a new reality of social distancing, shelter in place, lockdowns, and other Covid-19 countermeasures, we are all…