Reflections

Germany LBAT: Reflections on Culture and Sustainability

We are pleased to provide you with a blog post from one of our 2019 SLS Global Student Ambassadors.  This week, we highlight the Language for Business and Technology (LBAT): Germany program, which takes students throughout Germany and explores regional perspectives in lifestyles, history, and traditions, as well as from an industrial point of view.

SLS Open House: Sustainable Cities Minor and Innovating for Social Impact Program

Join SLS staff, along with faculty, staff, and student representatives, to learn more about the Sustainable Cities Minor and the Innovating for Social Impact programs.  The Open House will take place on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in the Clough Lounge (Clough 205).  Stop by to speak with someone about these programs, and enjoy some pizza!

Brittain Fellows Reflect on Summer Pedagogical Experiments in First-Year Writing

For the second summer in a row, iGniTe and SLS partnered to bring students an innovative transdisciplinary experience in their first semester at Georgia Tech. This unique collaboration included a number of Writing and Communication Program courses taught by Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows, including "Poetics of Sustainability" taught by Dr. Nick Sturm and "Back to the Future" taught by Dr.

Georgia Tech Lorraine - French, Sciences, Sustainability

In Summer 2019, SLS sponsored its third group of Global Student Ambassadors.  Aiyanna Lowery served as the ambassador for the “French, Sciences, Sustainability” program at GT Lorraine.  In this program with an emphasis on French for the Professions, French for the Sciences, and Sustainability, students experience real language immersion while focusing on Metz’s remarkable sustainability efforts through coursework, service-learning projects, and excursions.

Meet Our Newest Staff Member!

Rebecca Watts Hull is SLS’s new Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist. She has a PhD in History and Sociology of Technology and Science from Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on institutional and social change relating to environment, sustainability, and food systems.

4 Students Reflect on their Internship Experiences with Pride . . . and some Gems of Advice!

SLS recently wrapped up the 2nd summer of our internship program.  This year, we matched 27 interns with partner organizations—some of which are old friends of SLS’s, such as Partnership for Southern Equity, Southface, and the City of Atlanta.  Others were new to the internship program this summer, such as PlantLanta (described below in intern Jessica Copenhaver’s post), ParkPride, and the four communities who hosted student interns as part of the Georgia Smart Communiti

Students Apply Sustainable Business Concepts to Uplift Challenged Community

This past Spring semester, students in Ravi Subramanian's Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value course embarked on a project with partner Garry Harris, Managing Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities.  Working in teams, students researched, developed, and proposed creative development plans for a challenged neighborhood of over 5,000 homes and 17,000 residents in South Hampton Roads, Virginia.  This neighborhood is the focus of a revitalization project, ECO District Hampton Roads, which aims to foster community, increase prosperity, and promot

Students Apply Sustainable Business Concepts to Uplift Challenged Community

This past Spring semester, students in Ravi Subramanian's Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value course embarked on a project with partner Garry Harris, Managing Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities.  Working in teams, students researched, developed, and proposed creative development plans for a challenged neighborhood of over 5,000 homes and 17,000 residents in South Hampton Roads, Virginia.  This neighborhood is the focus of a revitalization project, ECO District Hampton Roads, which aims to foster community, increase prosperity, and promot

Sustainable Transportation Abroad: Spring 2019

This past Spring, Rebecca Kiriazes served as the SLS Global Student Ambassador for the Sustainable Transportation Abroad program, where students focus on the planning, design, and operations or transportation systems in countries abroad that are known for a sustainable multimodal approach to transportation.

The absence of children in transportation planning

Doug Joiner, a lifelong child and adolescent activist and RCE Greater Atlanta partner, recently wrote a column for the Saporta report, about the importance of embracing children as commuting stakeholders in the development of child friendly transportation initiatives in cities.

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