December 15th, 2015

Georgia Tech Professors Take the Carbon Reduction Challenge from Class to Co-op

Reprinted from Scheller News

SOURCE: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

SUMMARY:

The Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is creating the next leaders to take on carbon reduction through an innovative co-curricular initiative launched in partnership with the College of Sciences and partially funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

DESCRIPTION:

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is creating the next leaders to take on carbon reduction, thanks to an innovative new co-curricular initiative launched in partnership with the College of Sciences.

Earth and Atmospheric Science Professor Kim Cobb’s successful Carbon Reduction Challenge class will be expanded to enable students participating in an internship or co-op to plan and implement a carbon reduction project with their employers. This new program is a collaboration between Cobb, who also serves as a Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Fellow, and Scheller College Professor Beril Toktay, faculty director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business. Of the hundreds of Georgia Tech undergraduates that will participate in internships and co-ops this year, about 30 will work to reduce carbon emissions and save money for their employers through this innovative program. The Challenge is funded by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee and the Scheller College Dean’s Innovation Fund, and is an affiliated project of the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain.

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Contact Info:

Valerie Bennett
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
+1 (770) 317-5858
valerie@raycandersonfoundation.org

Treshea Wade
Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business
+1 (404) 385-0580
treshea.wade@scheller.gatech.edu

KEYWORDS: Environment, Academia, Georgia Tech, Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Scheller College of Business, Climate Action Challenge, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Kim Cobb, Beril Toktay

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