Gwinnett resident, Georgia Tech grad wins award for sustainability leadership

A Buford resident and recent Georgia Tech graduate was recently honoredfor her work developing a natural herbicide to manage weeds in a safe and sustainable way.

Grace Brosofsky, who founded the Engineers for a Sustainable World Natural Herbicides Project at Georgia Tech, received the Student Sustainability Leadership Award for outstanding achievement and progress to sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Brosofsky’s award, one of 10 selected from 230 entries, was announced at the opening ceremonies of AASHE’s annual Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 23. According to an AASHE news release, entries were judged on overall impact, innovation, stakeholder involvement, clarity and other criteria.