GA State School of Public Health leads initiative, Dining Services Receives 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant Certification and  the Grants to Green Award for GA State in this issue! 
Office of Sustainability's Monthly News & Updates!
December 2016

GA State University's  School of Public Health 
Fighting Against Food Deserts

Rodney Lyn, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, is leading a partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine's Prevention Research Center to address food deserts in 31 Atlanta Census tracts.  According to the Centers for Disease Control,  "Food deserts are areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and other foods that make up a full and healthy diet.  Many Americans living in rural, minority, or low-income areas are subjected to food deserts and may be unable to access affordable, healthy foods, leaving their diets lacking essential nutrients."  

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Congratulations Georgia State University Dining Services

Patton and Piedmont North dining halls have been designated as 3 Star Certified Green Restaurants ® by the Green Restaurant Association.  The Green Restaurant Association is an international nonprofit association that has pioneered a movement to encourage restaurants to green their operations.  

The 3 Star designation is the second highest commendation in the four-star system.  Panther Dining received the honor of 2 Star Certified Green Restaurants ® last year.  

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Grants to Green Award for Georgia State University

Georgia State University received a Grants to Green award to replace lighting in the T Deck located at 43 Auburn Avenue.  Grants to Green encourages organizations to renovate, expand or construct buildings that are energy and water efficient.  The award is made possible through a partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, the Kendeda Fund and Southface Energy Institute.  For more information please click here.
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