Committee Chair: Mary Shoemaker
Meeting Frequency: Bi-weekly; Time and Day TBD
The purpose of the Campus Sustainability Committee is to facilitate cooperation between faculty, staff and student sustainability movements and present a united front for Georgia Tech Sustainability efforts in our interactions with the City of Atlanta and larger global community, and further to be direct advocates for students' sustainability concerns in SGA.
- Sustainability Fee Development
- Game Day Recycling
- Earth Day
- Biking on Campus
- Greek Recycling Program
Interested in getting involved? Contact Mary Shoemaker!
Sustainable Organizations at Georgia Tech
SGA Sustainability Committee Mary Shoemaker (email@example.com)
- Facilitates cooperation between sustainability-minded organizations on campus and helps make SGA resources available to them. Addresses the environmental, social, and financial justice concerns of members of the Tech community for a "greener" campus.
Students Organizing for Sustainability (SOS) President: Alice Shen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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.
- Includes branch organizations: Starter Bikes, Sustainable Dining Committee, and Community Garden
Environmental Alliance Georgia Tech (EAGT) President: Jonathan Effgen (email@example.com)
- Dedicated to the promotion and awareness of responsible environmental advocacy both through educating the public to demand higher environmental ideals and communication to community leaders about the importance of ecologically responsible policies.
Earth Day Planning Committee Committee Chair: Cindy Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Focuses attention on the environment and increase people's awareness of the world around them. With an annual participation of more than 3,000 people, GT's Earth Day Celebration is one of the largest in the southeast. The event is free and open to the public, and features 70 exhibitors, eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music, and organic popcorn. Our theme this year is "What it Means to Be Green." Join us as we celebrate with a purpose!
Engineers without Borders (EwB-GT) President: Hannah Kates (email@example.com)
- International service organization in which students engineer solutions to problems faced by developing communities. We focus on bringing sustainable solutions to the developing world and building better engineers in the process. Projects in Cameroon and Honduras.
Trailblazers President: Lee Bouldin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Increasing student and faculty appreciation for the outdoors through trail adventure and exploration. The GT Trailblazers coordinate trips combining environmental service projects with outdoor recreation to allow participants to build new friendships while serving and learning about the environment.
Georgia Tech Water Alliance Jasdeep Singh (email@example.com)
- Water Alliance is a campus organization launched in conjunction with the Water Resources Institute at Georgia Tech under the guidance Dr. Georgakakos. This organization was started to spotlight issues related to clean drinking water and sanitation worldwide, showcase the research being done on campus related to water and water resources, and raise awareness on campus about the implications of water and global water scarcity in relation to the entire biosphere. Our ultimate goal is to increase availability of clean water to water-stressed areas and the efficiency of water usage worldwide.
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW-GT) President: Cal Abel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Engineers for a Sustainable World at Georgia Tech promotes engineering that fosters environmental, social, and economic sustainability and focuses the combined resources of Georgia Tech students, faculty, and alumni to develop sustainable solutions for local, regional and national problems.
Solar Jackets Corbin Klett (email@example.com)
- The Solar Jackets is a non-profit student competition team dedicated to the design, creation, and expansion of solar car technology. Composed of multi-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate students, Solar Jackets is a dynamic group that builds solar and electric vehicles for competitions. Solar Jackets draws most of its members from the College of Engineering, united by a mutual fascination for the potential that solar energy holds the future.
Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Group, EOSL at GTRI Kevin Caravati (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Current Projects: Comparison of water treatment systems for emergency situations and developing countries, a solar latrine system that uses solar heat to make waste safe to use as fertilizer, Red Fields to Green Fields (an initiative aiming to convert financially distressed properties into green space), as well as research into solar panels, green roofs, and in-home composting.