Campus and Community
Tech Goes Green for its 20th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Join Georgia Tech on April 21 in celebration of Earth Day 2017. Stop by Tech Green between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for free organic popcorn, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, a raffle for a year of free Zipcar use, and more.
Georgia Tech’s Earth Day Festival is one of the largest in the Southeast. The event will feature more than 70 exhibitors and also include eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, live music, and free T-shirts.
The festival offers participants a unique chance to give and take away. Throughout the day, students, faculty, and staff can pick up new and gently used clothing and accessories, office supplies, or goods from a variety of eco-friendly vendors. To give away, an electronics recycling program will be in place for attendees to recycle old cell phones, computers, and electronics. A full list of acceptable items can be viewed here.
One highlight of the event is the entertainment lineup. Performances will take place throughout the day. Some of the acts include Dr. Dr. Mr. MD, DJ Swivel, James of Mosaics, the Georgia Tech Salsa Club, Flow Tech, and Movement as One Dance Company. A full schedule can be viewed here.
Cindy Jackson, associate director of Solid Waste Management and Recycling, came to Tech in 1998 and started the Earth Day festival, and has led its planning ever since.
“To see the progress Georgia Tech has made in the environmental arena in that time is so impressive,” she said. “Having the 20th anniversary is one of the proudest days of my life.”
President G.P. “Bud” Peterson will be in attendance at this year’s event. He will speak at 2 p.m. to give out this year’s green awards for environmental leadership.
The theme for this year, One World Together, focuses on global sustainability and environmental initiatives to protect the earth through diverse cultural perspectives.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate Earth Day together with the Georgia Tech and Atlanta communities.