Earth Day Environmental Awards

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014 Earth Day Environmental Awards:

   Student Governmant Association Sustainability Committee

   Dr. Carson Meredith

   The Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project

About the 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.


Student Government Association
Sustainability Committee

EIA Winner

For the past two years, the SGA Sustainability Committee has worked to connect members of the Georgia Tech community and empower them in their pursuit of environmentally and socially sustainable projects. The committee's primary purpose is raising campus-wide awareness about sustainability, bringing together the relevant stakeholders and facilitating positive action. The Sustainability Committee has focused its efforts on four initiatives: the GT Green Alliance, a semesterly Sustainability Forum, the Silver Leaf certification program for student organizations, and a Digital Awareness Campaign, which includes our electronic newsletter "Up With the Green and Gold".


Dr. Carson Meredith

EIA Winner

Dr. Carson Meredith, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, has been leading groundbreaking research in environmentally-friendly chemical processing and sustainably-sourced polymetric materials for over twenty years. Dr. Meredith joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in 2000, and has built a successful research group that has ambitiously developed bio-inspired novel materials for addressing sustainability challenges - notably, finding new sources of materials based on designs found in nature.


The Georgia Tech Urban Honeybee Project

EIA Winner

The Georgia Tech Urban Honeybee Project is an undergraduate educational research program that maintains three beehives on the roof of the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. Our goal is to engage Georgia Tech students with science by incorporating authentic research into undergraduate courses and to allow students to participate in independent research opportunities. We are working to raise awareness about how human activities can affect the well being of important pollinator insects like honey bees. We are also working to identify ways that people can manipulate urban environments to be more hospitable to bees.


Georgia Tech's Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 18, 2014
(10am - 3pm)