Upcoming SLS Events
Join us for a workshop on Climate Change, Health, and Equity
Come enjoy student projects engaging the theme of creating sustainable communities.
Come meet some of our local partners!
Upcoming Partner Events
Westside River Rendezvous: A One-day Proctor-Utoy-Sandy Creek Water Sampling Event
Saturday, November 17th, 9:30am - 12:30pm (Grove Park Recreation Center, 750 Francis Pl, NW)
Let’s test Westside creeks! Help West Atlanta creeks by becoming a water quality monitor for the day! Learn about and take water samples from Proctor, Utoy, or Sandy Creek. Test water quality, explore west Atlanta, and make an impact! Register and get a free t-shirt!
Sponsored by West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and Chattahoochee River Keeper
Sustainability Networking Night
Thursday, November 29th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (New Realm Brewery, 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Unit 1, Atlanta, 30306)
Join the UGA Office of Sustainability and the RCE Youth Network for Sustainability Networking Night. Come meet sustainability-focused students, alumni, and corporate/community partners. This event is open to all ages - you do not need to be 21 to attend.
Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: Preserving the City in the Forest
Friday, December 7th, 7:30am - 9:00am (Southface, 241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)
Atlanta is known as "The City in the Forest." At 47.9 percent of the acreage, Atlanta’s tree coverage is among the highest of all major American cities and well above the national average of 27 percent. However, a recent Georgia Tech study found that Atlanta’s tree cover has declined more than 60 percent since the 1970s, with much of that loss due to development.
In the past year, there have been several high-profile cases of massive tree loss, including 800 trees clear cut in Peachtree Hills, 400 trees cut down in Grant Park to build a parking deck, and 800 trees cut down at the Bobby Jones Golf Course. Tree by tree, Atlanta is at risk of losing its renowned tree canopy.
Join us as we explore efforts to preserve Atlanta’s tree canopy, including a presentation by Atlanta’s Planning Commissioner, Tim Keane on the City’s Urban Ecology Framework; a developer’s perspective by Don Donnelly with Hedgewood Homes; and how to be inclusive of diverse populations featuring Darryl Haddock with the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.
ONGOING, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm (Georgia State College of Law)
Visit Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America at Georgia State Law. This exhibit examines historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity in the U.S. We know “race and place” are as important as personal choices in achieving our full potential. People with low incomes, minorities and other socially disadvantaged populations face significant inequities in opportunities for optimal health, along the lines of race, ethnicity and place. The exhibit displays historic photographs and documents that illustrate the struggles of diverse groups.
Past Conferences, Workshops, and Events