Earth Day Environmental Awards

The Earth Day Environmental Awards for Leadership and Sustainable Initiatives celebrate individuals or groups who are making a positive environmental impact, either through an exemplary new initiative or body of work. The awards recognize individuals or groups making positive environmental impacts, whether on campus or in the community at large.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Georgia Tech Earth Day Environmental Awards!

   Hyacinth Ide

   Grace Brosofsky

   The Campus Kitchen at Georgia Tech

 

Hyacinth Ide

Hyacinth Ide

As the associate director of Georgia Tech Landscape Services, Hyacinth Ide contributes on a daily basis to the beauty and sustainability of the campus grounds. Mr. Ide was instrumental in aquiring the recent Professional Grounds Management Society Operations & Maintenance accreditation, which is based on a wide variety of criteria including sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. Under Mr. Ide's leadership, Georgia Tech became the first institution in Georgia to be recognized as a Tree Campus USA, and the campus has maintained this certification since 2008.

 

Grace Brosofsky

Gracy Brosofsky

Grace Brosofsky is an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech majoring in Environmental Engineering. As a member of Engineers for a Sustainable World at Georgia Tech, she is leading a natural herbicide project that explores and implements the best ways to utilize nontoxic solutions to manage undesirable plant populations. By maximizing the efficacy of natural solutions, Ms. Brosofsky's goal is to decrease dependence on chemical herbicides harmful to our air, soil, water, and overall health. This project builds upon previous research that Ms. Brosofsky conducted for the Google Science Fair in 2012, in which she placed as one of fifteen Science in Action finalists worldwide.

 

The Campus Kitcen at Georgia Tech

The Campus Kitchen at Georgia Tech

The Campus Kitchen at Georgia Tech is an organization dedicated to ending hunger in the Atlanta area by bringing together the Georgia Tech community to prepare and deliver meals to those in need. Georgia Tech Dining Services donates its overproduction throughout the week, which is packaged weekly by student volunteers at the Brittain Community Restaurant. Minimizing food and energy waste is a priority of both Georgia Tech and Georgia Tech Dining Services, and this initiative, led by Dining Services and our student leadership team, has already donated over 1,500 meals, totaling more than 2,000 pounds of food.

 


Georgia Tech's Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 17, 2015
(10am - 3pm)