Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Honors Georgia Tech

University Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

The
Georgia Institute of Technology was honored by the Upper Chattahoochee
Riverkeeper (UCR) at the organization’s 16th Annual Patron Appreciation
Dinner held on Sept. 24. Georgia Tech alumnus Ray Anderson also received UCR’s
River Guardian Award.

Georgia
Tech received UCR’s first River Sustainability Award for the university’s
significant investment in and leadership on behalf of water and energy
efficiency as exemplified by campus sustainability programs.

"Georgia Tech is not only committed to providing a sustainable environment
for our campus community; we are dedicated to global leadership in education,
research and service in sustainability and resilient urban
infrastructure," said Georgia Tech President G.  P. "Bud" Peterson. "We are
extremely honored by this recognition, and we will continue to partner with
Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to protect our environment and conserve our
natural resources."

 Upper
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is a 4,700-member, nonprofit organization whose
mission is to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River and the river system
for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon it.  The Chattahoochee, one of the most threatened
rivers in the nation, is the primary source of drinking water for metro
Atlanta.

Contact: 

Lisa Grovenstein, 404-894-8835