Georgia Tech architecture students create public awareness for sustainability
A team of eleven Georgia Tech School of Architecture students participated in an international competition aimed at building awareness of how much we waste and at supporting the power of recycling. The Tower of Babylon, sponsored by the Alliance of Technical Universities, required that teams use only local materials, their brains, and their hands.
The team from Tech chose two materials: plastic bottles and plastic hangers. Students collected 5,500 plastic hangers – the number wasted during one year in a local department store – and 13,000 bottles – the number used on Georgia Tech's campus in a single day.
On the Georgia Tech were students Abaan Ali, Zachary Brown, Colleen Creighton, Christina DeRiso, David Duncan, Bradley King, Chris Martin, Caleb Meister, Eric Morris, Amyn Mukadam-Soldier, and Brittany Utting. Read more about the Tower of Babylon project.
The Global Alliance of Technical Universities is a network of the world's top technological universities. The mission is to explore how technology can resolve global societal issues. Member universities are located in China, India, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States.