Green Buzz

Move-in Brings Large Quantities of Cardboard to Campus

Between cardboard recycling during move-in and the start of another Gameday Recycling season, the fall is a season of unrest for the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling.

This month's issue of The Recycling Buzz gives the details of these programs, plus how to order recycling containers for your campus office. Read or download (but please, don't print) the August Recycling Buzz (pdf).

Building Construction Student Recognized as Young Energy Professional of the Year

The Association for Energy Engineers (AEE) has named School of Building Construction graduate student Abe Kruger the Region II Young Energy Professional of the Year. Every year the AEE selects a young professional from each of the 5 regions in the United States to honor their outstanding contributions to the energy profession and their community.

Howard Connell Named Director of Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business’ Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability recently named Howard Connell professor of the practice of sustainable business.

Connell, who now serves as director of the Center, previously was the global sustainability leader at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where he led B2B sustainability efforts internationally for that $3 billion business unit, including strategy and execution, technical projects with engineers and scientists, and the development and management of multiple partnerships.

Sustainability, Athletics Directors Convene at On-Campus Summit

More than 100 administrators working in athletics and sustainability sectors of universities nationwide convened at Georgia Tech last month for the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit. This was the first time the annual event was hosted at a participating school's facilities. 

Read more about the Summit and other recycling news in this month's Recycling Buzz. Read or download (but please, don't print) the the July issue (pdf).

Watkins Tackles Atlanta's Transit Conundrum

If you’re tuned in to transit-related news in Atlanta, you may have recently seen or heard Georgia Tech’s own Kari Watkins any number of places.

The assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering — who is also a Tech alumna (CE 97) — has several projects related to sustainability, transportation and information, two of which have been the subject of media interest in recent months.

Recycling Team Guides Community to Local Farmers Markets

Tech's farmers market season ends with the spring semester, but around Atlanta, the season is just beginning.

This month's issue of The Recycling Buzz guides you to local farmers markets in town. It also introduces you to a student member of the Solid Waste Management and Recycling team. Read or download (but please, don't print) the Recycling Buzz (pdf).

Solar Jackets ‘Endeavour’ Takes Team to Austin

The forecast calls for sunny weather this week in Austin, Texas, which is good news for 11 Georgia Tech students whose solar-powered car – the Endeavour – makes its racing debut there this Thursday at the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

The annual competition pits student-built cars from 12 North American universities against one another to test their handling of curves, braking and acceleration, all powered by the sun. The winner is determined by the total number of laps completed during three days of racing.

LEED List Goes Platinum with New Certifications

Adding to Georgia Tech’s catalog of sustainability honors, the Institute in recent months put three new LEED buildings on its list, which now includes one of the largest academic buildings to earn LEED Platinum certification.

Van Ginkel Designs Future of Farming with Aquaponics

If urban farming is the cure for food deserts, Steven Van Ginkel may be the man to lead us to the oasis.

Annual Celebration Honors Campus Contributions to Mother Earth

The 2013 Georgia Tech Earth Day Celebration was a time to celebrate the many elements of earth, as attendees came out on a wet spring day to celebrate their devotion to Mother Nature.

This month's Recycling Buzz includes photos of the event, as well as information about recipients of the festival's annual awards. This issue also highlights upcoming events in the area, including the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable on June 7 and the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit being hosted on campus June 25-26.