In our February 2018 newsletter we issued a call for stories for individuals to share about daily sustainable actions. Undergraduate Clare Trively answered our request and we greatly enjoyed hearing about her sustainable activities!
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on March 9, 2018 - 12:45pm
Liam’s Legacy Symposium: UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals by Michael A. Bryan II
“The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011. We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism” –Georgia Tech
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on March 5, 2018 - 9:36am
For the first time in school history, Georgia Tech has officially joined the 2018 RecycleMania competition! RecycleMania is a competition between colleges and universities all across North America that aims to promote awareness about recycling and waste reduction. Schools from 45 states compete against each other for the best waste diversion rates and waste reduction results.
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on February 22, 2018 - 5:33pm
How to Be a Sustainable College Student by Sarah Lowry
As a college student, living sustainably isn’t always the first thing on my mind. I have exams to cram for and homework to stress about, and I run mostly off of ramen and Cookout milkshakes. I used to think that being sustainable meant buying your groceries from the super expensive organic section, but I now know that it’s easy and inexpensive to form more sustainable habits in day-to-day life. Here’s a short list of tips to make it easier for anyone to incorporate sustainability into their everyday activities.
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on February 22, 2018 - 5:28pm
Transportation emissions are one of the top contributors to air pollution in the country. In Atlanta, a city infamous for its gridlock and traffic jams, Georgia Tech is searching for more sustainable and efficient alternatives to driving. Check out the newest developments that Georgia Tech has made in transportation below.
The morning of a home game on campus is a buzz with activity—everyone is moving with a purpose to set-up and get ready for thousands of visitors to our campus to cheer on the Jackets. One important group in the thick of the preparations is Georgia Tech Game Day Recycling, a part of the Office of Solid Waste Management & Recycling (OSWMR). For the past 10 years GT’s Game Day Recycling has diverted over 220 tons of materials from the landfill!
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on December 6, 2017 - 8:25am
My name is Michael Bryan II and I am a second-year Environmental Engineer working in the Office of Campus Sustainability. I was honored to speak at the Living Building Launch on November 2, 2017 as a representative for the student body of Georgia Tech. It was an amazing event that offered many networking opportunities, including the ability to meet the different partners who work behind-the-scenes and around-the-clock to make sure the Living Building is designed.
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on November 20, 2017 - 4:01pm
The launch of The Living Building at Georgia Tech on November 2 was preceded by a series of events organized by the Office of Campus Sustainability, the Energy Club, and Serve-Learn-Sustain. Each event highlighted a specific petal, or focus area, of the Living Building Challenge. These events generated both enthusiasm and awareness and helped our offices build deeper relationships with students, staff, faculty, and outside organizations. Additional photos of the events are located online here.
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on November 9, 2017 - 11:42am