Get Involved

Captain Planet visits campus as part of Earth Day festivities.

Captain Planet visits campus as part of Earth Day festivities.

Students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to be part of Georgia Tech’s “Green Buzz.” Whether you choose to carpool or recycle your office paper, Georgia Tech supports involvement in green efforts.

Many campus leaders have already forged a path to involvement, and you can join them in creating a greener, more sustainable campus. Below are many extracurricular opportunities. For information about research opportunities, visit our Research page.

If you are already involved in environmental sustainability efforts, we want to hear from you. Please e-mail your information about classes, programs, research, activities, events and efforts to greenbuzz@gatech.edu.

 

Student Organizations/Involvement Opportunities:

Association of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Environmental Engineering student organization.

Alternative Service Breaks

Organizes trips during school holidays open to the whole student body. Works in partnership with staff in the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement.

Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee

Committee of students, faculty and staff who advocate for and organize improvements to campus bike infrastructure, such as bike racks and lanes. Working on a Campus Bike Master Plan in 2014.

Cooks for Heritage, Education, Fellowship and Service (CHEFS)

Cooking club that organizes social cooking-related activities, with an emphasis on local food. Partners with Dining Services on campus.

Circle K

Service and leadership organization, sponsored by Kiwanis International, that organizes volunteer projects in the community. Also opportunities for awards and scholarships.

Energy Club

Hosts events for learning and networking related to energy. Events are open to and attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry professionals.

Engineers for a Sustainable World

Promotes engineering that fosters environmental, social and economic sustainability to develop sustainable solutions for local, regional and national problems.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Plan, design, and implement sustainable technology solutions.

Enterprise to Empower (En2Em)

Student organization that emphasizes social entrepreneurship. Hosts an annual career fair, networking events, and other opportunities for students to learn about social enterprise. Also serves as an undergraduate chapter of Net Impact.

Model UN

Tech hosts a two-day conference for high school students on campus every year. Tech students help organize and host the event, educating high schoolers on numerous international issues, including those of sustainability.

HyTech Racing

Student team that will compete in the Formula Hybrid International Competition, hosted by Dartmouth College.

Maker's Club

The Maker's Club manages the Invention Studio, an open, hands-on workshop space where all students are invited to innovate. Students need not be a member of the Maker's Club to use the space.

Mobilizing Opportunity for Volunteer Experience (MOVE)

Organizes environmentally-oriented service opportunities for Tech students including landscaping, park cleanup and construction.

Net Impact

Organization for MBA students who want to use their careers to tackle social and environmental problems.

Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech (ORGT)

Offers programs and trips throughout the year for students to get outdoors and gain leadership experience. Also rents equipment for personal trips to all students at the Campus Recreation Center.

Society of Engineers for Environmental Development (SEED)

Focuses on developing solutions for alternative energy, climate change, sustainability and healthcare.

Solar Racing

Competition club established to explore alternative energy design.

Starter Bikes

Collaboration with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition that offers free bike maintenance and low-cost used bikes to the Tech community.

Student Government Association Sustainability Committee

Actively advocates sustainability and student involvement in campus sustainability through a focused student subcommittee. Distributes a student-run e-newsletter and organizes events and guest speakers.

Students Organizing for Sustainability

Run grassroots campaigns on a wide range of environmental, political, and social issues in order to promote the greater goal of building a more sustainable campus, community, and world.

Trailblazers

Promote appreciation for trail adventure and exploration, motivating participants to work towards enhancing and conserving the trail network that exists across the country.

 

Campus Events:

Clean Energy Speaker Series

This ongoing series brings guest speakers to campus to discuss and analyze energy specifically in the Southeast region of the United States.

Earth Day and Think Green Week

Celebration takes place annually on the Georgia Tech campus.

Gameday Recycling 

The Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling manages a recycling program in conjunction with football season that, since 2008, has diverted more than 100 tons of waste from landfills.

Ideas to Serve (I2S) Competition

Ideas to Serve is for current Tech students or recent alumni who have an early-stage product or service idea that is geared toward creating a better world.

Startup Competition

The Startup Competition (formerly the Business Plan Competition) includes a special award for sustainability and encourages entries with environmental emphases.

TEAM Buzz

Annual one-day service event drawing the Tech community together to improve the Metro-Atlanta area and inspire a passion for community service.

Tech Beautification Day

Annual day of service in which Georgia Tech students, alumni, faculty and staff unite to beautify the campus and surrounding community.

 

Services:

Zimride

Social carpool matching service exclusive to the Georgia Tech community.

Zipcar

Car sharing service that offers hourly rentals to run errands or make short trips for those without a car on campus.

Bike GT

Online resource for all things bicycle-related at Georgia Tech, organized by the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC).

 
 

Important Contacts

Kelly Cross
Student Organizations and Leadership Coordinator
phone: 404.385.6552
Contact Kelly Cross

Sarah Perkins
Civic Engagement Coordinator
phone: 404.894.1197
Contact Sarah Perkins