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
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
Our staff was excited to represent the Office of Campus Sustainability at the annual RayDay festival on October 15. This festival, organized by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, brings together vendors and organizations related to sustainability from all over the Georgia area. Attendees are able to learn about relevant programs and resources and enjoy amenities such as food trucks and beverages. Hosted at Serenbe, this free festival is a beautiful way to gather with colleagues and friends to learn more about and encourage sustainability.
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on October 26, 2017 - 11:56am