In its sixth annual assessment, SIERRA magazine named Georgia Tech among the nation’s “Coolest Schools,” a salute to U.S. colleges that are helping solve climate problems and making significant efforts to operate sustainably.
Kick off your spring-cleaning efforts by gathering items to contribute to Georgia Tech’s Earth Day efforts.
Members of the campus community may donate used athletic shoes, clothing, E-waste, office supplies or books for one of the following Earth Day projects:
Each semester, thousands of students move out of Georgia Tech's residence halls leaving behind an amazing assortment of used books, clothing, food, electronics, appliances and furniture. Since 1997, the Georgia Tech Recycling program has collected these student donations in an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Cindy Jackson, the Recycling Program manager, said the purpose of the student move-out collection is to "divert
The Georgia Institute of Technology today received the 2008 American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) College and University Recycling Award. AF&PA's awards program recognizes outstanding school, business, and community recycling efforts.
Today's awards were presented during the industry's 131st Annual Paper Week, where it was also announced that a record 56 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2007.
The hard work of Georgia Tech fans has resulted in a record-breaking season off the field. The Georgia Tech game day recycling program has exceed their goal to recycle over ten tons of waste by the end of the football season. Georgia Tech fans and game day recycling volunteers worked hard to exceed the goal.
Keep Georgia Beautiful recently recognized the Georgia Tech Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling (OSWM&R) with the Move-In/Move-Out Program with a first place award in the Waste Reduction and Recycling category of the Keep Georgia Beautiful 2009 Awards Program. Cindy Jackson, Manager of the OSWM&R, attended a reception at Emory University on November 5 to accept the award.
Not so many years ago people might have laughed if told that used vegetable oil could be the fuel powering planes, trains and automobiles. Today that is just one of the environmental programs that GT Dining is working to make a reality.
Take a look at some of the programs GT Dining does and is planning to do on the Georgia Tech campus to promote and protect the environment.
Cooking Oil = Biodiesel Fuel
Battery and cell phone recycling is now an everyday operation on Georgia Tech
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 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.