How many tons of waste were diverted from landfills this fall thanks to the Gameday Recyling Program? How can you update your wardrobe in a sustainable way? Learn this and more in 2011's last issue of The Recycling Buzz from the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recyling.
View or download this month's issue (PDF).
The Georgia Institute of Technology is joining other leading
Atlanta organizations to participate in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
(Atlanta BBC). The goal of the challenge is to reduce by 20 percent the energy and water
usage of existing downtown buildings by 2020, and to inspire others
to follow. Twenty buildings in downtown
Atlanta are expected to participate in phase one of the initiative.
energy can help meet growing electricity demand and minimize pollution in the southern
United States, but progress to adopt renewable energy strategies has been
hindered by a number of myths, according to a new study by Georgia Tech and
Duke University researchers.
The University System of Georgia has approved a new PhD
degree with a major in Building Construction at Georgia Tech, the first such
offering in the nation. Housed within the College of Architecture and the
School of Building Construction, the program is now accepting applications for
fall 2012 admission.
For nearly four years, Green Buzz has showcased the various
green activities spearheaded by those who support the white and gold. It
continues to do so, but now with a new face.
Green Buzz serves as a place where you’ll find honors
bestowed upon the Institute for its sustainability efforts, research being
performed by both students and faculty and events being held on or near campus
that have a sustainability emphasis in a variety of fields.
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).
Despite being formed a little more than one year ago, the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) is already making an impression on the campus and community. The committee, along with the Institute itself, was recently honored by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as its Partner of the Year for 2011.
This month's Recycling Buzz newsletter highlights how to get involved in the planning of Georgia Tech's 2012 Earth Day Celebration and how a group of students saved the recycling program at the Graduate Living Center. Also learn more about members of the recycling staff and see the latest waste diversion stats for campus.
Download and read the February issue now (pdf).
Thanks to a grant sponsored by solar energy firm SunEdison
and distributed by the national organization Engineers for a Sustainable World,
students will soon be able to purchase beverages from a solar-powered cart on
ESW-GT earned $2,340 for its proposal for a solar café or
kiosk used to raise funds for the chapter; Tech’s chapter chose to focus on
beverages, either hot or chilled.