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By Priyank Arora
All Together Now: Sustainability Gains Momentum in Hospitality Industry
Throughout my education and career, I have continuously strived to feed the pro-social bent of my heart and mind.
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By Will Courrèges-Clercq (Pictured Right)
Go Big or Go Home: Serving as a Sustainability Ambassador at a Fortune 500 Company
Throughout my sustainability journey at Georgia Tech, which has included taking the sustainable systems and communities course and the sustainable consulting practicum, and starting Georgia Tech Solar Home (Solar Decathlon), I have found Professor Connell’s advice to valid. Most recently, I participated in the Summer 2017 Co-op and Internship Carbon Reduction Challenge and have once again found his advice valid.
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By Elizabeth Jang
Flying High with Purpose
A number of recent experiences have deepened my appreciation for the environment and have made me more aware of the importance of being a steward for the environment.
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By Fernando Icaza
Practical Ways to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint
The Home Depot enhances its sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts each year by helping customers, suppliers, and business partners minimize their negative environmental impact.
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By Mario Wijaya
Unlocking Sustainability Through Analytics at SunTrust
This summer, the inaugural Co-op and Internship Carbon Reduction Challenge gave interns–holding a variety of positions within major corporations—the chance to learn what it takes to be a sustainability ambassador at their place of employment no matter what their job title might be.
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By Beril Toktay
Georgia Tech Interns Rise to the Carbon Reduction Challenge
This summer, the inaugural Co-op and Internship Carbon Reduction Challenge gave interns–holding a variety of positions within major corporations—the chance to learn what it takes to be a sustainability ambassador at their place of employment no matter what their job title might be.
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By: Brian Jacobs, Associate Professor Michigan State University, Vinod Singhal, Professor, Scheller College of Business
Why were Western retailers blamed for the building collapse in Bangladesh?
Rana Plaza, an eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed garment factories employing approximately 5000 workers, collapsed on April 24, 2013. The resulting fatalities (over 1100) and injuries (over 2400) made it one of the worst industrial accidents in history. The scale of this tragedy and subsequent widespread press coverage put a spotlight on the risks and costs of sourcing from low-cost countries.
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By: Lauren Weatherly McDow, Corporate Relations Manager, Scheller College
What I Learned from My Low-Car Diet
A few months ago a report detailing transportation sustainability in the Atlanta metro area was published by the Partnership for Southern Equity. Called Opportunity Deferred: Race, Transportation, and the Future of Metropolitan Atlanta, it got me thinking about what I learned first-hand when I took part in Zipcar’s Low Car Diet Challenge in 2011.
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