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  • Statewide Climate Solutions Powered by Georgia Tech Research Debut

    Drawdown Georgia, the statewide effort powered by research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and other universities to find cost-effective ways to drastically cut the state’s carbon footprint, publicly rolls out its top 20 solutions this week.

    Led by noted energy and climate policy expert Marilyn Brown, Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy, the cross-campus research team identified solutions that could, based on existing science, cut the state’s CO2 emissions by one-third by 2030.

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  • Memorial Scholarship Established to Support Undergrads

    The Goldia Mae Burchfield Memorial Scholarship was established to support students in pursuit of their undergraduate degree. Ms. Burchfield, mother to Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Financial Manager, Gay Burchfield, died on June 8th, 2020, at the age of 80, in Starkville, Mississippi of COVID-19.

    Ms. Burchfield, lived a life of service to those in her community, with a particular emphasis on education. During the segregation era, her family moved from rural Mississippi to a larger town where she could pursue her high school education, which she completed in 1958. She worked as a part-time custodian in a local bank for 35 years, as well as numerous odd jobs to care for her family and her community. Ms. Burchfield would put together care packages with stipends for the young people of her community who were college bound...

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Core Research Areas

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Image of commuter train overpass over freeway with text overlay, "Infrastructure Ecology."
Image of clean water being poured with "Clean Water" label.
Atlanta skyline on a clear day with "Clean Air" label.
Image of earth's horizon from low earth orbit with "Global Change" label.
Image of greenhouse interior with the label, "Food-Energy-Water Systems."
Diagram of how the synergy of green infrastructure elements lead to greater sustainability with text overlay, "BBISS Research Projects."

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