Green Buzz

Earth Day 2013 Planning Committee Convenes

Earth Day is celebrated on campus each April, but planning starts long before the campus foliage springs to life. Learn how you can help plan the 2013 Earth Day celebration and what else is going on with campus recycling in this month's Reycling Buzz. 

Read or download the September issue (pdf).

'Terminus' Teaches Transportation Planning to High Schoolers

Just as Brain Quest can be highly engaging for students learning science, and Scrabble can be a fun way to sharpen teenagers’ vocabulary skills, Terminus — a game created by three Tech graduate students — can teach high schoolers all about transportation planning.

Aerospace Innovation Ideas Wanted by Airbus

Wanted by Airbus: students who are passionate about the environment, have ideas for a greener aviation industry and want to pitch those ideas to a global aerospace company. 

Campus Tree Advisory Committee Seeks Student Representatives

Those who appreciate the shade of Tech’s tree canopy amidst the Atlanta skyline have an opportunity to advocate for these plush oxygen sources with the Campus Tree Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of members representing the diverse audience of those with a stake in Georgia Tech’s campus trees, is now seeking student members.

Bike Repair Rack to Roll onto Campus; Students School Officers on Cycling Laws

As the observance of National Bike Month comes to a close at the end of May, campus bicycle enthusiasts will still put one wheel after the other in their work to make Georgia Tech and its surrounding areas more bicycle-friendly. 

Princeton Review Names Tech to Green Honor Roll for Fifth Straight Year

Georgia Tech loves tradition; among its newest traditions is being named to The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, an honor the Institute just earned for the fifth consecutive year when it was named to the 2013 list.

Recycle Cardboard during Fall Move-in

It's August on campus, meaning thousands of students will move into campus housing. Learn how to recycle cardboard, as well as about the fall Gameday Recycling Program, in the August issue of The Recycling Buzz.

Read or download the August issue (pdf).

SAA Gift To Tech Funds Twelve Recycling Centers

In 2011, the Student Alumni Association's first Gift to Tech was awarded to the campus recycling program, providing more than $20,000 to fund recycling projects around campus. Learn more about how those funds were used and other recycling news in the July issue of the Recycling Buzz.

Read or download the July issue (pdf).

GT Named to Annual Top 10 "Cool Schools" List

In its sixth annual assessment, SIERRA magazine named Georgia Tech among the nation’s “Coolest Schools,” a salute to U.S. colleges that are helping solve climate problems and making significant efforts to operate sustainably.

Triboelectric Generator Produces Electricity by Harnessing Frictional Forces

Researchers have discovered yet another way to harvest small amounts of electricity from motion in the world around us – this time by capturing the electrical charge produced when two different kinds of plastic materials rub against one another. Based on flexible polymer materials, this “triboelectric” generator could provide alternating current (AC) from activities such as walking.