Green Buzz

Department of Energy Awards $100K to Tech Team in Clean Energy Competition

A team of four students from the Georgia Tech developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize.

Student Organizations Given Chance to Earn ‘Silver Leaf’

The Student Government Association is encouraging fellow student organizations to earn silver by going green through a new initiative called Silver Leaf certification.

The Silver Leaf program asks that student organizations commit to recycling at one event per semester. The Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling provides recycling bins, so students must simply request a bin for their event in advance.

“The goal of the initiative is to change student behavior and promote overall sustainability practices,” said Rachit Kansal, co-chair of SGA’s sustainability committee.

Volunteer for Annual Earth Day Celebration

Looking for a great way to spend your Earth Day? Sign up to be an Earth Day Volunteer, and be part of one of the biggest events on campus!

Whether you’re hanging out with Captain Planet, or making fresh, organic popcorn, being an Earth Day Volunteer is good for you and for the planet! For details about all of the exciting volunteer opportunities on Earth Day, or to register as a volunteer,  visit www.earthday.gatech.edu/volunteers.html.

Spring "Greening" — Donations Accepted for Earth Day Celebration

Kick off your spring-cleaning efforts by gathering items for these Georgia Tech Earth Day Celebration programs: 

Nominate a Group or Person for Campus Environmental Award

The Georgia Tech Earth Day Committee is now accepting submissions for its annual Leadership and Sustainable Initiatives awards.

Nominations are sought for individuals or groups who are making a positive environmental impact both on campus and beyond, either through a new initiative or a body of work. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 7.

Art Ragauskas Honored with 2014 TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award

Art Ragauskas, professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the recipient of the 2014 TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award. The award is the highest honor that TAPPI can bestow upon an individual and will be presented to Ragauskas at the 2014 PaperCon Conference Awards Dinner in April.

Georgia Tech opens the Sino-U.S. Laboratory for Ecological Urban Design in Shanghai

The College of Architecture (CoA) at Georgia Tech is leading an initiative to build the Sino-U.S. Joint Laboratory for Ecological Urban Design (Eco Urban Lab) in Shanghai, in collaboration with College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University, a leader in China in the area of urban development and architecture.

Optimizing Energy: $2.9 Million Award Will Help Reduce Fuel Use in Forward Operating Bases

Delivering liquid fuel to energy-hungry forward operating bases can be both costly to the U.S. military and risky to those who transport the fuel. For those reasons, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) wants to reduce liquid fuel consumption at these bases, by expanding the use of alternative energy sources and by improving energy efficiency.

MBA Alumnus Brings Green Touch to “Black Gold” Production

Mikey Mulford (MBA 2007) wouldn’t have envisioned that the passion he developed for green business during his time at Georgia Tech would translate into working on projects related to oil and natural gas drilling.

Sustainability Hub: Scheller Creates New Center for Socially Conscious Business

As a young girl growing up in Turkey, Beril Toktay accepted water and air pollution as a fact of life. “It wasn’t until I went abroad that I saw how much better it could be,” says the professor of operations management at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.