Residence Halls & Apartments
Whether you live on campus or off, the actions you take within your room or apartment can be greatly beneficial to the environment.
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By utilizing forms of public and zero emission transportation you can easily reduce your carbon footprint significantly. According to the EPA, 27% of greenhouse gas emissions in the US are linked to transportation. Learn More
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Dining Halls & Restaurants
At Tech Dining, we provide a delicious and sustainable dining experience by reducing our carbon foot print through sustainable operations and waste management, partnering with sustainability champions in our community, and increasing the availability of local, plant-based, and ethically-produced offerings across campus. Whether you are enjoying a meal at one of our three all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, or picking up a meal to bring back to your dorm, we invite you to join us in making thoughtful, sustainable choices as you dine at Georgia Tech.
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Waste & Recycling
Throughout campus you will see a variety of infrastructure to help you recycle, compost, and otherwise reduce the amount of materials the campus sends to landfills. Take some time to familiarize yourself with accepted recycling steams, and look for great ways to donate and receive second-hand products.
Health & Well-Being
Spending time in nature has proven so effective at reducing anxiety and increasing happiness that doctors in some countries prescribe it as a part of patient treatment, but time in nature also reminds people of nature's intrinsic value and inspires feelings of connectedness to other people and the world, which increases their desire to protect it.
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IN THE COMMUNITY - AROUND ATLANTA
- Eat from a local plant-based restaurant (click here to view a list created by Veggie Jackets of vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants in Atlanta)
- Join a sustainability-related network such as RCE Greater Atlanta and/or Global Growers Network.
- Interested individuals can also remain up-to-date with sustainability news and initiatives by signing up to the RCE Greater Atlanta Google Group here.
- Join an action-oriented organization such as the Climate Reality Project and/or Citizens Climate Lobby.
- Participate in one of the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Resilience initiatives such as the Sustainability Ambassadors program.
- Volunteer with a community-based non-profit organization such as Trees Atlanta and/or the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.
- Connect with the Office of Sustainability.
- Join a sustainability-focused student organization. There are many student organizations at Georgia Tech focused on sustainability who actively work towards goals within all levels of sustainable practices. Group efforts on campus range from raising awareness and organizing accessible events, to the application of science, technology, engineering, and policy to service opportunities and grand challenges locally and abroad.
- Take a sustainability themed campus tour of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.
- Take part in Green Goodbyes, our move-out program where students are encouraged to donate usable items, supporting fellow Yellow Jackets, and reducing waste.
- Get familiar with campus recycling and zero waste initiatives here: Zero Waste
- Download the ECGO app for recycling rewards around campus.