Georgia Tech has a new Strategic Plan that informs the Institute's priorities for the next 10 years. The plan's overarching vision is to, "be an example of inclusive innovation," and, "create solutions with real human impact." Building on this theme, the plan includes Institute-wide calls to action related to sustainability.
The Lead by Example Focus Area incorporates a holistic concept of sustainability in its aspiration:
Submitted by sneville3 on December 7, 2020 - 3:38pm
In April, Georgia Tech celebrated the 50th anniversary of earth day. This year's celebration was far from traditional, but still managed to encompass a sense of community as many worked together to take this celebration online. Georgia Tech's Virtual Earth Day Festival was a success thanks to the help of partners, students and everyone who watched and participated. Sustainable content, a Kendeda Building tour, and showcases from Earth Day can still be found at www.earthday.gatech.edu.
Written by: Lalith Polepeddi, Research Scientist, Global Change Program
Work-related air travel at Georgia Tech fell by 97% in April 2020 relative to April 2019, offering a glimpse into how Georgia Tech can make inroads towards its emissions reductions goals after the pandemic eases.
Warning: Movie spoilers. Many of our favorite movies are riddled with futuristic food technology, whether it’s a chocolate bar being sent through your TV or a rehydrated pizza. Here are a few wacky film predictions about food tech and their status today:
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Submitted by sneville3 on February 5, 2020 - 8:43am
In 2019, the Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) and Petit Biotechnology Buildings received a mini-grant from the Work Green program to pilot a Styrofoam recycling effort at Georgia Tech. Working with Georgia Tech’s Office of Solid Waste Management & Recycling (OSWM&R), Campus Sustainability, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), building management and custodial teams within Krone EBB and the Petit Biotechnology Building, and the Bioengineering and Bioscience Unified Graduate Students organization (BBUGS), led the effort focusing on two buildings representative of bi
Submitted by sneville3 on January 10, 2020 - 10:44am
Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. On October 21st, Georgia Tech contributed to this celebration by hosting its own Campus Sustainability Week. During the week, several campus events raised awareness of and celebrated sustainability initiatives at Georgia Tech. This included an event commemorating the opening of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.
Submitted by sneville3 on November 5, 2019 - 9:02am