30×30: restoring green spaces to Athens

Dr. John Pickering, retired University of Georgia ecology professor, has a plan to restore 30% of Athens-Clarke County land into conserved green space by 2030. BluePrints Magazine Co-Editor-in-Chief Violet Calkin reports on his efforts and 30×30’s potential impact on Athens and its citizens.

Violet Calkin

Senior Violet Calkin is Co-Editor-in-Chief for BluePrints Magazine. She plans to major in creative writing or journalism to become a professional writer or English professor. Calkin loves to read, be outside, and drink coffee at Jittery Joes. Her goals this year are to assist her peers in writing stories and ensure that they are enthusiastic about expanding coverage as a magazine staff. She appreciates the opportunity to unearth interesting topics and share them in a compelling way.