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.
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.
This summer break, I spent two weeks leading my Georgia Tech peers on a medical outreach trip to Cusco, Peru through Georgia Tech’s Student Organization Volunteers Around the World (VAW). Cusco is an absolutely beautiful city situated in southeast Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. The overall objective of the trip was to create and manage pop-up medical clinics in the nearby rural villages. Along the way, we were able to learn about various Peruvian medical practices and immerse ourselves into the Peruvian culture.
We all tell stories. We are people shaped by stories told before us and we are creating our own as we carry through each day. Up until just a few weeks ago, I couldn’t say that I had analyzed this practice very much, but Rick Stone’s Storytelling Workshop for Leaders offered through RCE Greater Atlanta gave me a space to do so. RCE Greater Atlanta is a sustainability network acknowledged by the United Nations as a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for sustainable development.
SLS recently sponsored Environmental Engineer major Samantha Gistren to attend the monthly Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) event sponsored by SLS partner, Southface. The July theme was "Female Engineers and Developers." Interested in attending a future SART? Email us for more information. Read below
In AY 18-29, SLS sponsored its third Global Student Ambassador Program, partnering with ten Study Abroad programs at Georgia Tech. The Global Student Ambassador Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to meet each other and learn cross cultural perspectives on sustainable communities and share their experiences with other students.
This spring, students from Dr. Teresa Snow's SLS-affiliated Scientific Foundations of Health course had the opportunity to work on a project with the Friends School, East Decatur Greenway (EDG), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). East Decatur Greenway was recently awarded a grant from the U.S.
SLS was pleased to sponsor Jasmine Jones-Bynes to attend the 18th annual Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference this past spring. Read below for her reflection about the conference. Are you a student interested in attending a conference or workshop? Check out our newsletter for opportunities and contact us to express your interest.