Green Buzz

Georgia Tech Student Teams Recognized at Land Art Generator Initiative Ideas Competition

Two teams of Georgia Tech School of Architecture students were selected as the first and third prizewinners in the prominent Land Art Generator competition for public art installations in New York’s expansive Freshkills Park. “Scene-Sensor” by James Murray and Shota Vashakmadze captured first place and a handsome $15,000 prize, while “Pivot” by Vermouth (Vee) Hu and Ben Smith (currently a graduate student at Yale University) finished third.

SGA Debuts Sustainability Newsletter

This month, the Student Government Association's sustainability committee debuted a newsletter, Up With the Green & Gold. The monthly newsletter plans to highlight student involvement and research opportunities both on and off campus. You can read or download the October issue at right under "Related Files."

Bike Suitability Map Helps Cyclists Plan Routes

The Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee, in partnership with Capital Planning and Space Management, released the campus' first Bike Suitability Map this fall. 

The map highlights paths of low, medium and high difficulty, as well as campus multi-use paths. It also provides information on Georgia bicycling laws so cyclists can obey the rules of the road. Download or view the map online (pdf).

Campus Celebrates Second Annual Bike Week

Though Monday will begin five days of celebration for the use of two-wheeled transportation on campus, you need not own a bicycle to enjoy the offerings of Bike Week.

The Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) crafted events with both current and potential cyclists in mind throughout the week of Oct. 22-26. Additional information for all events can be found at bike.gatech.edu.

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Georgia Tech Cycling App to Assist City of Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson in announcing several citywide cycling initiatives. Among them was Cycle Atlanta, a Georgia Tech-developed iPhone application that tracks cycling routes and is designed to help the city with future cycling decisions.  

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.