For the fourth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation
named Georgia Tech a Tree Campus USA school for its commitment to effective
community forestry management.
Tech achieved the 2011 designation
by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a
tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures
for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student
Last March, the world watched closely as Japan struggled
to contain a series of equipment failures, hydrogen explosions and releases of
radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The historic tsunami following the 9.0-magnitude
earthquake destroyed the reactors’ connection to the power grid, causing them
to overheat. Hundreds of people were exposed to increased levels of radiation.
Thousands more were evacuated. Although Japanese officials have since declared
the plant stable, the cleanup will be expensive and is expected to take
AASHE's award for student research on campus sustainability recognizes outstanding student research that advances the field of campus sustainability. Students are invited to submit research papers on campus sustainability. The papers may be of any length, not previously published, written in English, and completed within the 12-months prior to the application deadline. A version of the winning paper will be published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards.
Each semester, thousands of students move out of Georgia Tech's residence halls leaving behind an amazing assortment of used books, clothing, food, electronics, appliances and furniture. Since 1997, the Georgia Tech Recycling program has collected these student donations in an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Cindy Jackson, the Recycling Program manager, said the purpose of the student move-out collection is to "divert
The Georgia Institute of Technology today received the 2008 American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) College and University Recycling Award. AF&PA's awards program recognizes outstanding school, business, and community recycling efforts.
Today's awards were presented during the industry's 131st Annual Paper Week, where it was also announced that a record 56 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2007.
The Georgia Tech Athletic Association is installing photocells and solar breakers to decrease the amount of energy used by Bobby Dodd stadium's lights during the day. The Technique reports how the work of students made this switch possible.
The U.S. is using less energy today per dollar of economic activity than at any time in modern history. So why are electricity prices rising? The answers are numerous. Visit www.gatech.edu/energybuzz to check out the Georgia Tech Energy Sustainability Index featuring articles by Nobel Prize Laureate and Georgia Tech Professor of Public Policy, Dr. Marilyn Brown.
Keep Georgia Beautiful recently recognized the Georgia Tech Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling (OSWM&R) with the Move-In/Move-Out Program with a first place award in the Waste Reduction and Recycling category of the Keep Georgia Beautiful 2009 Awards Program. Cindy Jackson, Manager of the OSWM&R, attended a reception at Emory University on November 5 to accept the award.
For many years the late Bruce M. Edwards, brought his daughter, Jaimie, to campus for tailgating prior to Yellow Jacket football games. The experience was especially meaningful for Edwards, a loyal Tech fan and single parent.
Prior to his death in January at age 59, the Tech alumnus expressed a desire to have a tree on campus named in his memory. Although Edwards died before he could select his tree for naming, his daughter -- a specialist in the U.S. Army -- came to campus and found the perfect tree, very close to the area where she had tailgated with her father years before.
Long neglected as a significant area of supply chain
analysis and exploration, the efficient transport of agricultural and food
products is now receiving a high-profile platform for research and development at
In May, the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC)
launched as an international research hub focused on designing, analyzing and
improving the food chain for cold and perishable products.