AWARE Program

The AWARE Program (Actively Working to Achieve Resource Efficiency) is an innovative waste minimization program. The program aims to make Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff aware of the critical role they play in waste minimization and encourages members of the campus community to make environmentally responsible choices regarding the waste they generate.

AWARE places the responsibility on employees to sort and empty their waste into larger bins located within the building. Custodial teams will not service desk-side containers. 

President's Message

“Georgia Tech is committed to developing leaders who understand the importance of a healthy planet to improve the human condition and are ready to make a difference. We carry out that mission not only through education and research, but very importantly, by being an example of sustainability in our own operations,” said Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera. “The AWARE program helps the environment and it serves as a daily reminder to all of us that we can all make a difference.”

Inaugural Buildings

  • Tech Tower
  • Engineered Biosystems Building
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Carnegie
  • Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
  • Klaus Advanced Computing
  • College of Computing
  • Wardlaw Center
  • Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory
  • Stephen C. Hall
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Office of Solid Waste Management & Recycling
  • O'Keefe - Facilities Management
  • Facilities Management Area 2, 3 & 4
  • Campus Safety Building
  • Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences
  • The Dalney Building
  • Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
  • 755 Marietta