Sustainability Showcase - Monday


Join us in the Clary Theater of the Bill Moore Student Success Center for the Showcase Welcome, Conversations with Cabrera,  followed by two panel discussions, and an afternoon reception.

1:15 - 1:30 PM | Welcome and Sustainability Next Strategic Plan Vision
Jennifer Chirico, Associate Vice President, Sustainability and Co-Chair, Sustainability Next
Beril Toktay, Regents’ Professor, Brady Family Chairholder, and Co-Chair, Sustainability Next

1:30 – 2:30 PM | Conversations with Cabrera – panel discussion on partnerships for climate mitigation based on Drawdown Georgia, as described by panelists in Higher Education and SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals, Cabrera and Cutright (Eds), Emerald Publishing Ltd (2023).

  • Ángel Cabrera, President, Georgia Tech (moderator)
  • John Lanier, Executive Director, Ray C. Anderson Foundation
  • Marilyn Brown, Regents' and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems, School of Public Policy
  • Michael Oxman, Managing Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
  • Beril Toktay, Regents' Professor and Professor of Operations Management, Scheller College of Business

2:45 - 3:45 PM | The Georgia Tech Climate Action Plan (CAP) – panel discussion. The CAP will be launched and begin implementation during Spring, 2024. This panel will discuss the components of the plan, including Georgia Tech’s current Greenhouse Gas inventory, the CAP implementation plan, and how students, faculty, and staff can get involved.

  • Jennifer Chirico, Associate Vice President, Sustainability (moderator)
  • Jim Stephens, Senior Associate Vice President, Infrastructure
  • Greg Spiro, Interim Associate Vice President, Infrastructure
  • Michael Chang, Deputy Director, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
  • Allison Bridges, Program Manager, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

4 - 4:30 PM | Tech Talks Business – This Sustainability Showcase edition is part of a series of conversations between Dean Anuj Mehrotra and leaders at the forefront of business, technology, entrepreneurship, public policy, and civic innovation.

  • Anuj Mehrotra, Dean and Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Chair, Scheller College of Business (host)
  • Laurel Hurd, President and Chief Executive Officer of Interface, Inc., a pioneering company in sustainable business practices, will be his guest.

4:30 – 5:30 PM | Networking and refreshments