Events and Workshops

Student Sponsorship: If you are a student interested in attending a Partner event or an SLS event that involves a registration cost, SLS has some limited funds to support student attendance.  Please get in touch by emailing us with your funding request.  Please note that SLS has a MANDATORY requirement that sponsored students write a blog post about their experience for our website.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

Yale Environmental Dialogue Event

Tuesday, January 21st, 6:00pm - 7:15pm (Kendeda Building Auditorium)

Join SLS, along with partners The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business for a Join us for a panel discussion of “A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future” with Georgia Tech Professors Beril Toktay, Jennifer Hirsch, and Kim Cobb, and F&ES Professors Julie Zimmerman and Ken Gillingham. 

What is the Yale Environmental Dialogue? Read more here.   

Friday, January 31st, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (Emory University, Atwood (Chemistry) Center, Room 360, 1515 Dickey Drive)

Join the RCE Greater Atlanta Higher Education Learning Community for a Research Seminar featuring Lance Gunderson, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory University.

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: Sustainability in Action on Academic Campuses

Friday, February 7th, 7:30am - 9:00am (Agnes Scott College, Francis Bailey Graves Auditorium, 141 E. College Ave, Decatur, 30030)

Colleges and Universities are leading the way in water conservation, energy-efficient buildings, energy production, food waste management and even green landscaping. Join us off-site at Agnes Scott College to learn the ways academic campuses are playing a large role in sustainability.​

Tuesday, February 25th, 5pm - 7pm (Kendeda Building Auditorium)

Join the Global Change Program for a screening of the documentary, Chasing Traces from the Past, in which researchers from the University of Zaragoza make a journey through isolated lakes, ancient forests, remote glaciers, deep caves and archives of rare and historical manuscripts, chasing those evidences that allow us to infer past climate conditions beyond instrumental data from the last 100 years.  

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: Building the Regenerative Economy in the Southeast Region

Friday, March 6th, 7:30am - 9:00am (241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Friday, March 6th, Time TBD (Out of Hand Theater, Ponce City Market)

Join Science ATL for this signature event as part of the month-long Atlanta Science Festival.  

Trail Maintenance Day with Benton McKay Trail Association

Saturday, March 14th, 9am - 2pm (Benton McKay Trail - Section 3)

Trail Maintenance Day with the BMTA – Join the Benton MacKaye Trail Association ( on Saturday March 14 th, 2020. We will be working on Section 3 of the BMT. This section begins on GA Hwy 60 and traverses 6.3 miles to Skeenah Gap. This scenic but remote section of the trail needs help.  We will remove fallen trees, install water bars, maintain the footpath and rehab campsites. Crewmembers carpool and meet at the trailhead by 9am.  Work is complete by 2pm. For more information contact Bob Cowdrick or 404-431-5353.  

Monday, March 16th (Kennesaw State University)

Established in March 2017 as a platform to advocate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the annual EQUINOX* Week and Symposium are dedicated to socio-economic-ecological impacts of sustainability. The initiative advances a diverse set of interdisciplinary programs -- catalyzing local and global collaboration among institutions of higher education, professionals, policy makers, stakeholders, community members, and advocates.​

Thursday, March 19th - Friday, March 20th (Location TBD)

Join Southface for their annual Greenprints Conference, billed as the Southeast's most respected and thought-provoking forum on sustainability.  More information coming soon!

Friday, April 3rd, 7:30am - 9:00am (241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Thursday, April 23rd - Saturday, April 25th (Georgia State University)


Past Conferences, Workshops, and Events






INSS 2017 Smart, Connected Cities

Environmental Justice Series 2016-17