The results of Georgia Tech’s efforts to achieve sustainability are truly impressive and demonstrate how thoughtful changes can make a big impact.


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    Improving energy storage and conversion will expand use of renewables. A feature in Research Horizons highlights some of Georgia Tech's related projects.

  • chongming flyer Georgia Tech’s Urban Design Team Proposes a New Discourse for EcoCities: Chongming Island: EcoCity 2.0

    n collaboration with Shanghai’s Tongji University, students in the dual Urban Design Studio have spent the last semester conceptualizing a new framework for Eco-City Design in the context of Chongming Island, Shanghai. The design groups from Georgia Tech and Tongji University traveled to the largely rural island at the mouth of the Yangtze River to conduct field studies with the locals and identify key challenges. After their visit, students and faculty took part in a week long workshop that included 11 Georgia Tech students, professors Perry Yang and Richard Dagenhart, Ph.D. candidate Steven Quan, as well as Tongji students and faculty. The students worked to create a world class development plan for the southeastern site of the island that will be environmentally sustainable as well as culturally responsive.


Serve • Learn • Sustain is an Institutional effort to equip Georgia Tech students to learn and serve around the theme “creating sustainable communities” through engagement with content and context.

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Georgia Tech began the Game Day Recycling Program in 2008 and has become a leader among universities. The nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful awarded Tech first place in waste minimization in the Game Day Recycling Challenge in 2013, and first in the ACC for organics reduction in 2014.