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Young Gamechangers to Present Big Ideas in Douglasville on June 10

Proposals include Millennial Attraction, Community Identity, and Workforce Education

Since the beginning of the year 45 Young Gamechangers have been working to provide big idea recommendations to some of the most persistent challenges in Douglasville/Douglas County, GA. These young people, between the ages of 24-40 years old, are emerging state leaders from communities across Georgia. They come from diverse backgrounds and work in a variety of business sectors from economic development, architecture, healthcare and education to banking and non-profits. Their goal is to revision Douglasville/Douglas County as a vibrant, world-class community. They will present their big, imaginative ideas and detailed recommendations on Friday, June 10 at 2 pm at the Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street, Douglasville, GA, 30134. The event is free and the public and media are invited to attend. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1VCc7ln.

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Georgia Governor Has Opportunity to Repair Trust

Coalition Calls for Environmental Regulator with Unifying Qualities

The Georgia Water Coalition, the state’s leading environmental coalition, called on Governor Nathan Deal to carefully consider his appointed replacement for one of the state’s top regulators. 

On April 21, the day before Earth Day, the governor’s office announced that the Environmental Protection Division’s director Judson Turner would step down from that role on June 1.  Turner is exiting EPD to focus his attention on his role as the state’s “Water Czar”, leading an aggressive defense against Florida’s recent claim that Georgia is hoarding water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) basin.

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President Announces Funding Goals for Parks Projects in Georgia

President Obama released his plans for fiscal year 2017 investments parks and recreation areas under the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In the budget request are several investments in Georgia, including projects that would help the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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Sustainable dyeing technology gives UGA win at international chemistry challenge

A team of scientists from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences has won first prize in the inaugural Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge for an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology using nanocellulosic fibers.

Conventional dyeing processes require large amounts of water and create toxic effluent, or waste, that can be costly to treat. The wastewater from dye facilities often contains synthetic dyes and toxic chemicals, which leaves substantial ecological footprints, said research associate Yunsang Kim.

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UGA researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the long-term effects of atmospheric warming. What has been less clear, however, is what happens to this meltwater once it enters the ocean.

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