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Are you passionate about making the world a better place? So is Georgia Tech! Our motto is "Progress and Service" -- And we are upping the ante through Serve-Learn-Sustain, our new, campus-wide academic initiative focused on creating sustainable communities.

Serve-Learn-Sustain provides students with a multitude of learning and co-curricular  opportunities designed to help them combine their academic and career interests with their desire to improve the human condition.  The result? Georgia Tech students will help build healthier, more sustainable communities where people and nature thrive, in Georgia, the United States, and around the globe.  And more Georgia Tech grads will pursue careers and lives filled with meaning.

 

Featured Event

Liam's Legacy

 

Liam's Legacy Symposium: Creating, Implementing, & Measuring the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, October 26; 4:00pm - 5:30pm (speaker), 5:30pm - 6:30pm (reception); Clary Theater, Bill Moore Student Success Center

The 7th annual Liam's Legacy Symposium features Jessica Espey, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). In 2015, after a 4-year negotiation process, 193 United Nations member countries agreed upon a new global framework for development that included 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The “SDGs” span nearly every developmental issue facing the world, from climate change to poverty to sustainable production and consumption. They are as relevant in the United States as they are in places like Somalia. The ambition of this universal agenda is to shepherd the whole world towards a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future, where no one is left behind. Jessica Espey, who was a lead negotiator in the SDG process, will reflect on the negotiation process and shares insights into SDG implementation in diverse locations around the world. (For more details, see bio below.) Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Bruce Stiftel, chair of the School of City and Regional Planning, and featuring GT faculty and partners from our newly forming Greater Atlanta U.N. University Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE): Danny Boston (GT International Affairs), Shatakshee Dhongde (GT Economics), Serena Newhall (CIFAL Atlanta at Kennesaw State), and Fatemeh Shafiei (Spelman Political Science).  See Jessica Espey’s full bio here.

Co-sponsored by Global Development Minor and School of City and Regional Planning

About Liam Rattray & Liam's Legacy:

The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011.  We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism.

Part of the SLS U.N. SDG Series: Putting the Sustainable Development Goals Into Action (SDG #17- Partnerships for the Goals)

 

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Big Ideas

Big Ideas Write Up

An interactive investigative tool presenting 50+ Big Ideas proposed by faculty and staff that they believe are important with regard to creating sustainable communities. Featuring definitions and examples representing many fields and perspectives. Browse the categories to find information relating to what you teach, research or practice.