Presented in partnership with the US Green Building Council - GA, the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability - ATL (INSS-ATL), Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, the Commerce Club Foundation of Atlanta, and Georgia Tech's Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business. RSVP Required.
The ReGenesis Project: Moving Spartanburg, SC from Surviving to Thriving
Rep. Harold Mitchell will share his experience being exposed to environmental contamination and bringing people together to work collaboratively to envision and implement broad solutions towards creating visible change. In 1997, he founded ReGenesis to help make sense of what he was discovering and to tackle what officials once called and "impossible task" of turning around neighborhoods impacted by numerous environmental concerns, blight, and hopelessness. Sponsored in partnership with Spelman College and the U.S. EPA.
The Office of International Education is excited to announce an Alternative Spring Break Service Project. Open to all GT students, this trip will provide an opportunity to take part in Environmental Cleanup of oyster beds in Florida, engage with other students, and meet local members of the community in which the project is based. Sign up information and details will be available soon at oie.gatech.edu/springbreak.
SPRING SEMESTER SCHEDULE: Join SLS, and our campus and community partners, throughout the semester, as we continue to explore the theme of Environmental Justice. What is "Environmental Justice?" Definitions and Resources Please note the "special opp
Putting information in the hands of low-income and minority communities heavily burdened by environmental hazards has become a popular goal of grassroots, non-profit, and governmental initiatives alike. Theories of environmental justice suggest that to be truly empowering, information infrastructures must do more than provide data; they need to offer community groups resources for making meaning of the data, and facilitate use of the data in collective action. Existing, government-maintained platforms are limited in their ability to empower communities, but these limitations are being partially overcome by new platforms for data collection and reporting designed by researchers in collaboration with community groups. These participatory design projects both suggest how government data infrastructures should be redesigned to foster EJ, and reveal inherent challenges in making meaning of complex information that social justice advocates of all sorts will have to grapple with in the era of "big data". Sponsored in partnership with the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Reception to follow, in the Hall of Success, Student Success Center.