This year for Campus Sustainability Week, the Campus Services and the Office of Campus Sustainability sponsored an energy reduction challenge between two of West Campus’s freshmen dorms, Folk and Caldwell. From Monday to Sunday, data was collected on electricity, water, and natural gas usage for each of the dorms. At the end of the week, the data was converted into mmBTU, a measurement of energy usage, and plotted on the graph below.
Submitted by sneville3 on November 19, 2018 - 12:10pm
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