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Water runs from a silver faucet. CAES News
Water Conservation
The average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water a day, and that may not seem like much, but over the course of a year, or a lifetime, it adds up. With only 1 percent of the world’s water suitable for drinking or growing crops, it’s up to everyone to the do their part to conserve this finite resource.
The UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in 2018.  
Alumni Director Alexis Morgan poses with a banner timeline celebrating the centennial. CAES News
FACS Centennial
In the aftermath of World War I, with a nationwide food shortage raging, the doors of the University of Georgia were opened to women. Ultimately, the demand for technically trained female teachers and home demonstration agents dissolved the resistance to women enrolling at UGA.
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Carbon Monoxide
Each year, hundreds of people are killed and thousands are hospitalized by exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) — an invisible, odorless gas that can seep into homes from faulty furnaces or poorly ventilated generators.
Woman working on a computer CAES News
Online Shopping
With Christmas coming at lightning speed, the majority of us will be searching for gifts for our loved ones. The coming days will be a fury of purchasing and wrapping gifts to put under the tree. If you choose to shop online, be safe and snag the perfect gift by following these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Holiday Spending
Starting your holiday shopping early helps, but with a little forethought, even procrastinators can benefit by following some shopping tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
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. 
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Credit Freeze
The recent data breach at Equifax compromised the personal information of millions of consumers. Whether your information was compromised or not as part of this data breach, a credit freeze may be a good idea. You have to obtain a freeze from each of the three credit reporting agencies: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion.
Pecan orchard damaged in Screven County. CAES News
Emergency Preparedness
As Atlantic hurricane season peaks, Georgians may be uncertain about how to prepare for an emergency. The state may not be directly affected by a hurricane, floods or high winds from a storm this year, but it’s always good to be prepared. September is National Preparedness Month, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency have resources available to help Georgians prepare for an emergency.
Cindee Sweda is the Family and Consumer Sciences agent for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Spalding County, Georgia. CAES News
Spalding FACS Agent
For the past 20 years, Spalding County has been without a University of Georgia Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agent. Sweda filled that gap last December when she joined the local Extension staff. Wade Hutcheson, coordinator of the Spalding County Extension office, said the position was eliminated during a time period when the state was undergoing drastic budget cuts.
Kylie Jordan, a sixth-grader from Morrow, Georgia, won first place in Georgia's Radon Poster Contest for her poster of a sci-fi-inspired radon cloud hovering over a neighborhood. CAES News
Radon Poster Contest
Household radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, but the hazards of this dangerous gas are still relatively unknown to many Georgia families. That’s why the University of Georgia Radon Education Program is asking students to get the message out: Testing for radon is easy and could save someone’s life.