This semester we have two sustainability interns working with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) Sustainability Coordinator Tim Trefzer.
Jumoke DeLoach is studying for her Doctorate in Public Policy from Walden University, and Chris Strange is studying for his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Emory University.
Jumoke is working on several of our tailgate recycling programs at the Georgia Dome for various college and professional athletic events. She is also working with events at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) to divert additional materials from the landfill through donations and recycling. She’ll be doing some of this through designing new signage as well as working with our waste hauler on LEED-compliant waste stream audits.
Chris is helping develop policies and practices that coincide with our LEED certification efforts. Primary focus areas are purchasing-related and require him to help identify environmentally-friendly product purchases, tracking and documenting these items. He’ll also be developing standards for vendors to follow in terms of more sustainable operations, such as an integrated pest management plan.