Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison JulieAnne Williamson
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

This central sustainability website includes links to relevant topics across campus and campus life such as research, academic, and socially oriented channels of related and relevant topics across campus and campus life.

For students wanting a quick view of sustainability at Georgia Tech, the website is www.greenbuzz.gatech.edu
The two webs cross link each other as well as additional sites across Georgia Tech.


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Recycling Department publishes a monthly newsletter. As an engagement program, recycling is the topic people think of first when they think of sustainability. Recycling is typically the first and most visible step along the path toward sustainability. Recycling is an every day, all day opportunity to demonstrate sustainability engagement, across all parts of campus.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

At Georgia Tech, 40% of students engage in hands-on research as undergraduates. Communications and Marketing highlights student research on popular sustainability themes on the GreenBuzz website, www.greenbuzz.edu.

For more in depth insight into the breadth and depth of sustainability research across Georgia Tech, students are encouraged to start with the Office of Environmental Stewardship website, www.stewardship.gatech.edu.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Restrooms have the sustainability signage students like the best: the paper towel dispenser’s Green Seal Certified label.

LEED certified buildings have USGBC plaques in the lobby. Recycling signage is present in multiple locations throughout campus buildings and campus, including the first LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance, EBOM, building on campus, North Avenue Apartments. It is the largest LEED EBOM certified residence hall in the US.

Signage on solar PV and renewable energy is featured in the lobby of the Campus Recreation Center, which averages 53,000 visitors per month and was voted #1 athletic facility in the country by Princeton Review in 2011.

Signage on cisterns, water conversation, energy usage and conservation, renewable energy etc are highlighted on the dashboard in the new Undergraduate Learning Commons – home of all freshmen math and science courses and part of the campus library.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

All three dining halls at Georgia Tech include signage about sustainable food systems.

Signage covers topics such as local farms we buy from, which foods are in season, how dining services is conserving water and energy, nutrition and healthy eating ideas, food waste composting and other waste reduction programs, etc

http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/food.php


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Georgia Tech was one of the first ten campuses in the US to be part of and recognized by Tree Campus USA. Georgia Tech has submitted its Tree Campus USA for this year, making it 4 years in a row (out of 4 years). The Tree Campus USA banner is prominently displayed in the Student Center and the Tree Campus USA flag flies on a flagpole outside the Student Center.

Georgia Tech has a Landscape Master Plan and the Tree Campus USA documentation that describe Georgia Tech’s grounds-keeping strategies.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Campus Sustainability Tour includes Historic Preservation portion of campus, Athletic Venues, LEED Certified Buildings, Renewable Energy sites, Green Spaces on Campus, Cistern sites, Reforestation Projects, Green Dorms, Composting Dining Halls, and other Sustainability highlights across campus.

http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/ then click Key Links and Publications in the sidbar. Also at http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/publications.php


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Campus Transit vehicles carry over 2.3 million rides per year and connects directly with city’s rapid transit system (MARTA). City bus routes and local community shuttle buses include campus in their routes.

Carpooling and car sharing, etc are available across campus and described at http://pts.gatech.edu/ride/alternative/Pages/alternative.aspx


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Some students are surprised to learn the greenest way to attend college is to live in residence halls. Georgia Tech explains why living in our residence halls is the greenest way to attend college. Participating in our green dining halls, campus recreation center, library, and bringing only EnergyStar appliances are only some of the opportunities highlighted. They have each focused on energy and water efficient infrastructure, and together with campus transportation and alternative transportation planning, result in an efficient and effective lifestyle that is naturally environmentally friendly.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
Yes

A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

There are sustainability topic newsfeeds available. Sustainability is a frequent topic in campus Facebook and Twitter feeds. Campus personnel highlight campus sustainability story opportunities each month with the various campus communication channels.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

En2Em Newsletter is a weekly newsletter describing Enterprise to Empower (En2Em) events and opportunities via a Georgia Tech student organization that seeks to educate, enable, and engage students in social entrepreneurship.


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Ideas2Serve (I2S) Competition Newsletter
The I2S is a competition of ideas; where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to:
• Solving community and social issues (for example reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting physical and psychological health and wellness); and/or
• Sustaining our environment (for example improved water management, improved air and water quality, reduction of the rate of depletion of natural resources, developing alternate sources of energy).


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Impact Newsletter
The IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership".

http://gatech.us2.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=e2ab208f9687db5dc76fd40d2&id=7e9bdf1dbf#IMPACT Newsletter
link is off of: http://www.ile.gatech.edu/

The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leader


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Monthly E-newsletter, College of Architecture
Newsletter highlighting College of Architecture research, student work, events, guest lectures, and alumni news.


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Women in Engineering – we don’t fit the mold, we make it!
Monthly newsletter featuring outreach programs, events, and research related to women in engineering.


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

College of Science monthly newsletter highlights student projects, research, events


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Quarterly magazine published by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, featuring stories on faculty, students, and alumni


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Overview of Sustainability at Georgia Tech – campus, academics, research as selected by the Office of Environmental Stewardship


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