Recently, members of the Georgia Tech Student Alumni Association (SAA) presented the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling with more than $20,000 through its SAA Gift to Tech program.
“Our office is honored to have been thought of so highly by the students that they would support our initiatives monetarily,” said Cindy Jackson, manager of campus recycling. “I will be working closely with the Student Alumni Association to develop plans on how the money will be used to expand the recycling program here at Georgia Tech.”
The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has awarded a five-year grant of $8 million to the Georgia
Institute of Technology and Emory to create one of four national Clean Air
Research Centers addressing the public health impacts of air pollution. The new
centers were announced today at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Washington,
For the third consecutive year, the Georgia Institute of Technology has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation has announced.
Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship.
in construction and design continues to gain traction as stakeholders become
more aware of the benefits of sustainable materials. The healthcare design industry,
in particular hospitals, is putting more of an emphasis on how flooring
materials can deliver benefits over the lifecycle of their facilities.
recent study by Georgia Tech research associate Jennifer DuBose and College of
Architecture graduate assistant Amaya Labrador shows that several elements need
to be considered when choosing the correct floor for a hospital environment.
The Game Day Recycling program broke its own record this football season, diverting 21 tons of glass, aluminum, cardboard, plastic and other recyclables away from landfills for a chance at a second life.
A year following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, researchers from
the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle rubble
into a strong construction material, which could be a possible solution for safely
and inexpensively rebuilding Haiti’s structures.
The South could pay less for its electricity in 20 years than is
currently projected if strong public policies are enacted to spur
renewable energy production and use, according to a report released
today by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke
University. The 190-page report, “Renewable Energy in the South,” builds
on a short policy brief released last summer and provides an in-depth
assessment of the scope of renewable energy resources in the South and
their economic impacts on electricity rates and utility bills in the
Students from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional
Planning are offering their expertise this semester by working with Atlanta
area communities to develop a long-term plan for their neighborhoods.
Professor Nancey Green Leigh and her class of graduate
students are partnering with Georgia Conservancy and community leaders of Neighborhood
Planning Unit (NPU) G located on the west side of Atlanta close to the
intersection of Interstate 285 and Hollowell Parkway to improve the area.
If you’ve ditched a bike on a campus bike rack lately, it’s
time to fix it up or say goodbye. Starting Monday, May 16, the Georgia Tech Bicycle
Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) will begin a campus-wide effort to
tag and remove bicycles on campus racks that have been abandoned.
Georgia Tech today announced that Associate Professor Daniel Castro has been appointed to chair of the School of Building Construction in the College of Architecture. An expert in material procurement, automation protocols and sustainable energy alternatives for buildings, he is tasked with advancing Building Construction education and research and with expanding its international outreach.