The Carbon Reduction Challenge began as a class project that Dr. Kim Cobb initiated in 2007. After running as a class for 10 years, the Challenge was expanded to internships and co-ops with a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation NextGen Fund and the Scheller College Dean’s innovation fund, and in collaboration with Dr. Beril Toktay. In 2018, the Sheth Foundation committed to generous cash prizes recognizing the highest impact teams. To date, projects totaling 12 million pounds of carbon reduction savings have been approved at partner organizations.
Kim Cobb is the Faculty Director of the Global Change Program, Georgia Power Chair, and ADVANCE Professor. Her primary research areas are paleoclimate modeling, oceanography, and geochemistry.
Beril Toktay is the Faculty Director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Professor of Operations Management, and ADVANCE Professor. Her primary research areas are sustainable operations and supply chain management.
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