Deadlines Approaching for Earth Day Award Nominations, Donation Drives

Earth Day at Georgia Tech will celebrate its 20th year in April, and part of the tradition is honoring those on campus doing outstanding environmental work. 

The Earth Day committee is now accepting nominations for its Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Initiative Award. Nominees can be individuals or groups who are making a positive environmental impact on campus and beyond, either through a new initiative or a body of work. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, March 26.

Nominees should be Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni, or retirees who demonstrate a positive environmental impact, a commitment to restoring and enhancing the environment, and an ongoing commitment to environmental leadership. Self-nominations are also accepted. 

Winners of this year’s awards will be honored at Tech’s annual Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 21. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tech Walk and the surrounding areas. Download the award nomination form at c.gatech.edu/earthdayawards.

The Earth Day committee is also now accepting donations for the event’s office supply exchange and clothing swap. New or gently used office supply donations can come from students, faculty, or staff. At the Earth Day Festival, anyone with a valid BuzzCard can shop donated office supplies for free. Campus departments can contact recycle@gatech.edu to schedule a donation pick-up or drop-off. 

Clothing donations can be taken to designated containers around campus. For a list of buildings, visit c.gatech.edu/earthdayswap. Office supply and clothing donations will be accepted through Friday, March 17. Registration is also open for booth reservation and to volunteer at the festival. More information is available at earthday.gatech.edu.

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