Posted September 28, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Lisa Grovenstein, 404-894-8835
University Recognized for Sustainability Efforts
The Georgia Institute of Technology was honored by the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR) at the organization’s 16th Annual Patron Appreciation Dinner held on Sept. 24. Georgia Tech alumnus Ray Anderson also received UCR’s River Guardian Award.
Georgia Tech received UCR’s first River Sustainability Award for the university’s significant investment in and leadership on behalf of water and energy efficiency as exemplified by campus sustainability programs.
"Georgia Tech is not only committed to providing a sustainable environment for our campus community; we are dedicated to global leadership in education, research and service in sustainability and resilient urban infrastructure," said Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson. "We are extremely honored by this recognition, and we will continue to partner with Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to protect our environment and conserve our natural resources."
Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is a 4,700-member, nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River and the river system for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon it. The Chattahoochee, one of the most threatened rivers in the nation, is the primary source of drinking water for metro Atlanta.
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.