Careers in environmental sciences increase by five percent every year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
EarthShare Georgia connects corporate and sustainability communities, serving as a one-stop shop for environmental workplace giving.
Thanks to targeted social media ads and brand deals with your favorite celebrities, it can be tempting to buy a new outfit or the latest pair of shoes. But in 2018, around 12,970 tons of clothes and shoes were manufactured, according to the most recent data provided by the EPA. About 9,070 tons, though, ended […]
Solutions to yard debris stacked along curbs in Atlanta include recycling much of the vegetation on site, and discarding only that which is inappropriate to store. Nature will benefit, according to advocates of natural cityscapes.
Two pension funds that helped topple ExxonMobile’s management team Wednesday were part of an unsuccessful effort that last year sought a new leadership structure at Southern Co. in an attempt to bring about more dramatic action on climate change.
A Rhode Island senator is back in Georgia today to share one message with Georgia voters. “Think about the coast as you cast your vote,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat.
A lawsuit that involves issues of environmental justice, sustainable construction materials, and the rule-making processes of a new city continued Wednesday in DeKalb Superior Court.
Georgia Tech’s Serve-Learn-Sustain program received a first place award Thursday from the national campus sustainability association, AASHE, for its approach to teaching students methods to solve problems involving environmental sustainability and social justice.
A video produced by BBC Storyworks and presented by the World Green Building Council has begun airing about Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building in a series about buildings around the globe that advance concepts of sustainability and equity.
By Guest Columnist LALITH POLEPEDDI, a research scientist at Georgia Tech’s Global Change Program
Efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 have radically transformed travel patterns across the globe. Between April and September 2020, global air travel dropped by 58% compared to the same time period in 2019. In the US, air travel dropped by 79% in that same time period. The steepest reductions occurred in the US in April, when air travel fell by 95%, and globally in May, when air travel fell by 68%.
Recent headlines about Deluxe Corp. have focused on the 700 high tech, $90,000-plus salary jobs it is to bring to Sandy Springs. Barry McCarthy chose his words in a recent conversation to shine a light on corporate values that include community outreach – without mentioning his own lengthy record of service.
At a time science and its practitioners are under assault, Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera spoke of the role of research institutions and their mission to provide, “hope to find solutions to the most important problems of our time.”
By Guest Columnists ANNA WESTERSTAHL STENPORT and SEBNEM OZKAN, of the Atlanta Global Studies Center at Georgia Institute of Technology
Universities and colleges, as local and global anchor institutions, are poised to educate the next generation of global citizens and empower metro Atlanta’s ‘new’ global agenda through the common international language of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera portrays a new e-learning program on sustainability as a result of the type of university-based global coalition needed to solve big problems in the 21st century.
Atlanta’s Blue Heron Nature Preserve has started “Spread Your Wings,” a social distancing program with a broader purpose of expanding the preserve’s role as an urban ecology center oriented around a new three-mile trail system that traverses ridgelines across 30 acres in Buckhead.
As the pandemic crisis passes, the new orders of life provide opportunities to improve conditions in terms of sustainability, racial equity in placemaking, and more just development practices. These are among the views expressed by the head of the U.N., a national author who examines Atlanta in an upcoming book, and a longtime urban planner now teaching at Georgia Tech.
The United Nation’s sustainability goals prompt some folks to think big. A top Georgia Tech official was moved during a discussion Wednesday to blue sky about Tech’s role in offering its help to guide the future of a world bending toward sustainable practices.
Carol Tomé’s appointment as CEO of Atlanta-based UPS adds to the growing, global movement around leadership metrics involving environment, social and governance issues. UPS has joined BlackRock and Goldman Sachs, two other companies that have taken advanced ESG positions this year.
Atlanta’s human resources chief is leaving City Hall — the second top leader lately to head out the door, leaving behind employee complaints.
Climate change mitigation is the No. 1 priority named in the sustainability program approved unanimously by Fulton County’s Board of Commissioners. The measure is strongly endorsed by environmentalists and members of a citizen panel that contributed to the document.