Earth Day

Nominations Sought for Tech Green Awards

The Georgia Tech Earth Day committee seeks nominations for two awards that recognize members of the Georgia Tech community that have demonstrated a commitment to making a positive impact in how people think about and use the planet's raw materials.

Members of the campus community are invited to submit nominations for:

Booth Registration Open for 2013 Earth Day

The 2013 Earth Day celebration planning is already underway, and registration is now open for organizations and companies to sign up for booths.

Participants should focus their efforts on the theme "TECH for a Greener Future" and can request a booth slot at The event will take place Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Design Earth Day T-Shirt, Win $500

Georgia Tech's 2013 Earth Day Celebration will take place on Friday, April 19, and you could design this year's T-shirt.

Design the artwork for the 16th annual celebration, and the winning design will be featured on the annual Earth Day T-shirt and other materials. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees are all invited to participate. Visit the Earth Day website for more information. The deadline to submit an entry is Monday, Nov. 12.

Celebrate Think Green Week April 16-20

From research to grand challenges, documentary films to exercise, the Earth Day Planning Committee has put together a week of free events for the entire campus community to enjoy.

Donate Items for Earth Day Events

Kick off your spring-cleaning efforts by gathering items to contribute to Georgia Tech’s Earth Day efforts.

Members of the campus community may donate used athletic shoes, clothing, E-waste, office supplies or books for one of the following Earth Day projects:

Georgia Tech and Bauder College Collaborate to Present Eco Fashion Show

Georgia Tech may be the last place you would expect to discover the intersection of fashion and sustainability, but the unusual collaboration will take place on campus as part of Think Green Week.  For the first time ever, Georgia Tech is partnering with Bauder College of Fashion to present a sustainable fashion show featuring vintage, repurposed and couture designs.

The unique fashion event, Throwaway Runway, will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 11 a.m. – noon at the Georgia Tech Student Center.  

January Issue of Recyling Buzz Now Available

Should you recycle pizza boxes? How can your trips to Starbucks get greener? And how can you help plan Georgia Tech's 2012 Earth Day celebration? Read about these things and more in this month's issue of the Recycling Buzz from the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling.

Read or download the January issue now (pdf).

Earth Day 2012 Planning Committee Seeks Representatives

Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Earth Day Planning Committee. Members are expected to attend weekly meetings during the spring semester (on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and actively participate in the planning of the 15th Annual Earth Day Celebration and Think Green Week events, which will be held from April 16 to 20.

February Recycling Buzz Highlights Earth Day Plans, GLC

This month's Recycling Buzz newsletter highlights how to get involved in the planning of Georgia Tech's 2012 Earth Day Celebration and how a group of students saved the recycling program at the Graduate Living Center. Also learn more about members of the recycling staff and see the latest waste diversion stats for campus.

Download and read the February issue now (pdf).

Sustainable Engineering Group to Build Solar Beverage Cart

Thanks to a grant sponsored by solar energy firm SunEdison and distributed by the national organization Engineers for a Sustainable World, students will soon be able to purchase beverages from a solar-powered cart on campus.

ESW-GT earned $2,340 for its proposal for a solar café or kiosk used to raise funds for the chapter; Tech’s chapter chose to focus on beverages, either hot or chilled.