If urban farming is the cure for food deserts, Steven Van Ginkel may be the man to lead us to the oasis.
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.
In the most recent issue of Up With the Green and Gold, learn about the formation of the GT Green Alliance, a new collaborative of students working toward campus sustainability.
Hyacinth Ide talks about Tech's recent designation as a Tree Campus USA, and the Earth Day committee calls for nominations for multiple awards. Read up in the January/February issue of Up With the Green and Gold (download pdf at right).
The Universitas Indonesia (UI) issued its 2012 GreenMetric ranking on Jan. 10, recognizing sustainability-minded universities around the world. Georgia Tech fell in line at number 48, the 13th-highest-ranked U.S. school included on the list; it ranked 25th among all urban campuses.
This week, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, created to honor the Tech alumnus and sustainability leader who passed away in 2011, awarded the Institute two research grants, totaling more than $100,000, for sustainability-related work.
Around 80 people attended the first Student Government Association Sustainability Forum last month, getting answers from staff members to questions they had about sustainability issues on campus.
Read about the forum and news from sustainability student groups and research projects in the November/December issue of Up With the Green and Gold (download pdf at right).
You don’t have to go far to find fresh food on campus. In fact, on the southeast side of the Instructional Center lawn, a plethora of fresh produce grows from six garden beds maintained by Students Organizing for Sustainability (SOS).
Last spring, SOS took its community garden from a nook on East Campus to the new West Campus location. In a few weeks, the group will have its inaugural fall crop.
Go Jackets! Go Green!
Since the Game Day Recycling program began in 2008, Georgia Tech has collected 96.9 tons of material — glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard and more — diverting these recyclables away from the landfill. With one game remaining in the 2012 season, organizers are hoping to reach the 100-ton mark following the Nov. 17 contest against the Duke Blue Devils.
If you are attending the game, take care to use the blue recycling bags or use the recycling containers both outside and inside the stadium. Every bottle and can counts!
Georgia Tech loves tradition; among its newest traditions is being named to The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, an honor the Institute just earned for the fifth consecutive year when it was named to the 2013 list.
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.