environment

Civil Engineers Spend Spring Break Among Alpacas

While many students left campus last Friday for a well-deserved break from classes, one group boarded a plane for South America, where they’ll spend the week applying their research in remote communities in Bolivia.

The students in CEE 4803 — a course called Environmental Technology in the Developing World — have spent the semester preparing for the 10-day trip. They’ll be evaluating different methods for testing air and water quality but will have to do so outside the comfort of their usual lab and equipment.

Clothing Donations, Volunteers Wanted for Earth Day

Each year the Earth Day celebration at Georgia Tech attracts people from not only campus, but also from Atlanta and the entire Southeast. Right now, donations are being accepted for the event’s clothing swap and volunteers are wanted for day-of assistance.

Environmental Technology Wins Ideas to SERVE

Mekong Green Tech's technology to clean up rural Vietnam's rural brick-making industry won first place in the 2012 Ideas to SERVE (I2S) Competition at Georgia Tech College of Management.

Open to all Georgia Tech students and recent alumni, the I2S competition involves innovative business concepts that could help improve society or preserve the environment. The finals were held on April 4 following a poster showcase on April 2.

Researchers Work to Better Understand How Soot Emissions Impact Global Warming

Researchers from Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon University and the California Institute of Technology are collaborating to study the effects of soot on global warming.

Soot, tiny airborne particles that billow out of diesel trucks and industrial smokestacks, is not only harmful to humans, but may be causing harmful warming effects that could create more severe weather patterns and hotter temperatures worldwide. Other major sources of black carbon soot include use of biofuels for cooking and heating in developing countries and forest fires.

Georgia Tech Green Cleaning Launches New Website

The Green Cleaning program at Georgia Tech has released a new website, to provide information about the program's history, the products and methods Georgia Tech facilities use to keep the campus green.

The Green Cleaning program was implemented in 2003. A grass roots effort aimed at providing an environmental preferred method to cleaning American Schools. Green cleaning is defined as “cleaning that protects health without harming the environment.”