As most of the campus is preparing for Halloween and the Holidays, Georgia Tech’s Earth Day committee has set its sights on April 19, 2013. Each year, planning for the next GT Earth Day begins in the Fall, culminating in one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the Southeast. Year after year, Georgia Tech students, staff, faculty, and the Atlanta community flock to the event to grab one of the highly coveted Earth Day T-shirts. Cindy Jackson, Associate Director for the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling, explains “The Earth Day T-shirts are very popular and some participants come year after year because they collect them.”
The theme for this upcoming year’s Earth Day is “TECH for a Greener Future.” The committee picked the 2013 theme to represent the spirit of Georgia Tech’s entrepreneurial and eco-friendly student body. The committee is looking for artwork that represents the new theme and encourages everyone to take action. The winning design will be featured on the Earth Day 2013 T-shirts and marketing materials leading up to the event.
If you have a design for the 16th Annual Earth Day Celebration, please submit your artwork to Steve Cseplo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further instructions and past winners can be found at http://www.earthday.gatech.edu/t-shirt.html. The deadline to submit an entry is 11:59 PM on November 12, 2012. Also, those interested in joining the Earth Day committee can contact Heartense Hodges-Lawson at email@example.com.