By Lauren Townsend, Contributing Writer, The Technique
Global warming: it’s a term that has people talking. Everyone from politicians to students knows of, or at least has heard of, recent climate changes thanks to popular coverage in the news.
By Ben Goldberg, Contributing Writer, The Technique
It is a tremendous feat that a university like Tech that is dedicated to math and sciences, ranks among the top institutions in the country dedicated to promoting green technology initiatives.
According to the most recent 2011 Princeton Review poll of the greenest college campuses, Tech attained the highest possible score and was placed on the Green College Honor Roll with only fifteen other colleges that displayed outstanding commitment to sustainable living.
By Erin Sapp, Contributing Writer, The Technique
Eight and a half by eleven — white, blank, empty. Paper has always been one of the necessary elements of school that students take for granted.
For decades upon decades Tech students have clutched lined notebook paper in their hands as they trudge to class; they have frantically flipped through these same sheets during finals week, reviewing the surfeit of notes they scribbled months ago.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is joining 32 other leading institutions
today to launch the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. The goal is to invest a
cumulative total of one billion dollars in self-managed, green revolving funds
that finance energy-efficiency upgrades on campus.
The World Gas Conference is looking for students interested
in energy to participate in its NRG Battle – World Edition in Kuala
Lumpur. The “brightest global talents” selected to participate will receive an
all expenses-paid experience to the competition and the chance to work with
energy companies from across the globe.
Continuing its record of achievement in campus
sustainability, Georgia Tech recently achieved a gold rating from the
Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a program of the
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Following the North Avenue Apartments (NAA) attaining LEED
Gold status for Existing Buildings (EB) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) in
December, the complex was dedicated this week to note the honor.
Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and Executive
Director of Housing Mike Black made remarks in front of the apartments
Thursday, Feb. 9.
The Georgia Tech Earth Day committee seeks nominations for
two awards that recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a
commitment to making a positive impact in how people think about and use the
planet's raw materials.
the campus community are invited to submit nominations for: