sustainability

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.

New Lighting Will Save More Than $10K Per Year

The Georgia Tech Facilities Management Energy Conservation team made the decision to switch from 32 watt, 4 foot, T8 linear fluorescent lamps to 28 watt, long life equivalent fluorescent lamps — a decision that will save the Institute more than $10,000 per year.

LEED List Goes Platinum with New Certifications

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.

Van Ginkel Designs Future of Farming with Aquaponics

If urban farming is the cure for food deserts, Steven Van Ginkel may be the man to lead us to the oasis.

Tech Hosts Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

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. 

Student Organizations Form GT Green Alliance

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).

Tech Ranks among Top 50 Green Universities Worldwide

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.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards Tech More Than $100,000

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.

Sustainability Staff Answers Student Questions at Fall Forum

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).