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.
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.
If urban farming is the cure for food deserts, Steven Van Ginkel may be the man to lead us to the oasis.
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.
The Georgia Tech campus is frequently lauded as a friendly place for cyclists, even being named a silver-level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists last year.
With a growing number of cyclists on campus and May being National Bike Month, now is a good time to be reminded of safety measures all cyclists can take to enhance the safety of themselves, those around them and their equipment.
Representatives from colleges and universities across the nation will gather at Georgia Tech June 25-26 to discuss how athletics and sports programs can be more environmentally responsible at the third annual Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit.
The conference, which will be held in the Wardlaw Center, is open to student groups, athletics, recreation, sustainability, facilities, food service and recycling departments from all campuses.
The Earth Day buzz has hit campus, and the Recycling Buzz has all the details for planning your celebration.
This month's issue features the full Earth Day schedule, as well as information about Tech Beautification Day, electronics recycling and other upcoming events. Read or download (but please, don't print) the Recycling Buzz (pdf).
Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It’s fitting that they can now be made partially from trees.
Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natural substrates derived from plants such as trees. Just as importantly, by fabricating them on cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) substrates, the solar cells can be quickly recycled in water at the end of their lifecycle.
On-campus residents who want to help Georgia Tech be more energy efficient have the opportuntiy to help the Institute "Flip the Switch" in the Campus Conservation Nationals competition.
Tech will compete against more than 100 other colleges and universities in this energy and water conservation competition. Building Captains are needed from each campus dormitory to help Tech achieve the greatest energy and water reduction levels in its residence halls.
In anticipation of the annual campus Earth Day Celebration on April 19, every Friday until then will be a chance to hunt down tokens that can be redeemed for prizes at an Earth Day booth.
Each Friday, with the exception of March 22, the Earth Day Planning Committee will hide a Find-it Friday token in a "green" location somewhere on campus. If you find a token, bring it to the information booth at the Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and exchange it for a prize