sustainability

Game Day Recycling on Track to Reach 100-Ton Milestone

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!

Princeton Review Names Tech to Green Honor Roll for Fifth Straight Year

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.

GT Named to Annual Top 10 "Cool Schools" 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.

Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute Director to be a "Systems Integrator"

Tim Lieuwen spent five summers with the U.S. Forest Service working and hiking in the wilderness of Alaska and northern Idaho. That experience helped foster an appreciation for the planet's uniqueness that has driven his work as a professor and combustion engineer in Georgia Tech's School of Aerospace Engineering.

Georgia Tech Recognized for Celebrating Sustainability

For the third time in 2012, Georgia Tech has been recognized on a national level for its sustainable efforts. Most recently, Tech was among 15 schools highlighted by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) for reducing carbon emissions, maximizing resources, lowering operating costs and allowing members of the Tech community to also engage in good practices.

Grads Making a Difference with Energy Savings

With sustainable living becoming a more common concern in homes throughout the country, many people are doing what they can to live greener. However, two recent Georgia Tech graduates are taking these ideas further, thinking big to create ways for major companies to reduce their energy consumption.

Researchers Help Assess Economic Impact of Nanotechnology on Green & Sustainable Growth

In the United States alone, government and private industry together invest more than $3 billion per year in nanotechnology research and development, and globally the total is much higher. What will be the long-run economic returns from these investments, not only in new jobs and product sales, but also from improvements in sustainability?

Darks, Lights and Greens: Dorm Laundries to Get Eco-Friendly Equipment

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that it will be upgrading all of its residence hall laundries, bringing them up-to-date environmentally.

“Georgia Tech strives to be a leader in sustainability and environmentally conscious programs,” said Rich Steele, acting executive director of Georgia Tech Auxiliary Services. “Our laundries need new equipment on a regular cycle and we wanted to make sure the improvements included energy efficient equipment.”

AASHE Student Research Award Deadline

AASHE's award for student research on campus sustainability recognizes outstanding student research that advances the field of campus sustainability. Students are invited to submit research papers on campus sustainability. The papers may be of any length, not previously published, written in English, and completed within the 12-months prior to the application deadline. A version of the winning paper will be published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards.

Georgia Tech Serves Green Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwiches

In honor of Earth Day 2008, Georgia Tech dining services, in partnership with Sodexho, Inc., participated in a nation wide food drive and environmental awareness event. Called