In order to recognize students for their leadership in sustainability, The Office of Campus SustainabilityCenter for Serve-Learn-SustainGeorgia Tech Global Change ProgramStrategic Energy InstituteAtlanta Global Studies Center, and Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business have partnered together to co-sponsor the inaugural Sustainability Student Champion Award. This new student award was presented during Georgia Tech’s week-long Earth Day celebration, centering on the Institute Strategic Plan and Earth Day celebration theme, “Amplify Impact”. A Student Sustainability Champion amplifies impact through inspiration, action, and the achievement of sustainability goals. The award application is open to all Georgia Tech students who demonstrate sustainability leadership with a lasting impact on campus culture and institutional sustainability progress.

We're proud to announce Thiago Esslinger and Atticus Lemahieu as the 2021 Student Sustainability Champion award winners.  Both Thiago and Atticus have deep ties to SLS, with Thiago serving on the Leadership Circle for RCE Greater Atlanta, focused on youth engagement, and Atticus entering his fourth year as an SLS student fellow.  Thiago and Atticus were presented with their awards during the April Earth Day celebration.  Read more about their accomplishments HERE.