This past April, more than three hundred representatives of non-profits, community organizations, K-12 educators, and university faculty members from around Atlanta and the nation gathered on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus for the inaugural Atlanta Global Studies Symposium. The April 25–27 symposium focused on global education, advanced language learning, international studies, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. RCE Greater Atlanta and the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain partnered to host a track entitled "Transforming Education and
Georgia Tech graduate and former SLS Student Assistant, Nicole Kennard writes about her research and collaborating with communities and community organizations. Nicole is currently a doctoral researcher at Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield, United Kindgom, where she is conducting research related to urban agriculture. Read more in her guest column in the Saporata Report.
In April, the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network partnered with the RCE Georgetown Youth Corps to host a virtual conference open to all youth in the RCE Americas. Attended by over 25 college students across the Americas, it was an opportunity to engage with each other and discuss efforts to make the world a better place. David Pendered from The Saporta Report, attended and wrote this piece.
The Turner Foundation recently awarded the Georgia Tech Foundation a $40,000 grant to support two projects of the region’s new sustainability network, RCE Greater Atlanta, officially acknowledged by the United Nations University. The projects include a training program on the U.N. SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to be led by the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network and the fourth iteration of the Environmental Justice Academy leadership development program.
Georgia Tech students have helped plan a conference taking place this week that is aligned with the work of the United Nations, and all students are invited to “attend” the virtual event. The last day to register is TODAY, Monday, April 15th. Register HERE.