Posted April 20, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Lisa Grovenstein, 404-894-8835
Students for Sustainability submit winning entry
A video submitted by the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Students Organizing for Sustainability (SOS) has been named the winner of a National Wildlife Federation competition. The annual award program, “Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming,” honors U.S. campuses that are advancing creative solutions to address the environmental challenge. Georgia Tech won this year’s best video honor after receiving the highest number of votes on www.GoGreenTube.com.
Georgia Tech’s SOS teamed up with the Environmental Alliance group to create the winning video that showcases recycling, environmental education, bicycle repair and proliferation and community garden programs at Georgia Tech. The organizations will receive a $500 grant to continue innovating global warming solutions.
The Chill Out initiative is part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program, an integral part of the campus greening movement since 1989. The nation’s 4,100 colleges and universities educate more than 15 million students in any given year, making these schools important laboratories for creativity and innovation—keys to tackling a monumental crisis like global warming.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.