Green Buzz

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.

Gameday Recycling Tops ACC for Waste Minimization

Georgia Tech is a consistent leader in campus environmentalism, most recently ranking first in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Waste Minimization in the 2013 Game Day Challenge.

Harvesting Electricity: Triboelectric Generators Capture Wasted Power

With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps from a fingertip to a doorknob when you walk across carpet on a cold, dry day. Wang and his research team have learned to harvest this power and put it to work.

PACE Awards Name Tech State Employer of the Year

Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services was honored this week with a PACE Award, winning the Government Champions/State Employer category for its efforts toward creating sustainable and alternative transportation options for campus.

As many on campus know, Georgia Tech offers a variety of commute options and incentives, including a bus and trolley system around campus, connectivity to the Midtown MARTA station, discounted or free Zipcar and carpool matching systems, and a pre-tax payroll deduction option for monthly MARTA passes.