SLS is offering two Foundation classes for the Fall 2018 semester, and three Foundation classes for the Spring 2019 semester: Sustainability, Technology, and Policy (PUBP3600) (Fall 2018), Tech and Sustainable Communities (SLS 3110) (Fall 2018), Foundations of Sustainable Systems (SLS 3120) (Spring 2019), Sustainable Urban Development (CP 2233) (Spring 2019), and Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value (MGT 4803) (Spring 2019).
Center for Serve Learn Sustain aims to encourage social innovation throughout Georgia Tech’s student body. To do so, we embolden students to actively try new social practices that help to meet social needs. By constantly keeping up with new and adapted solutions to social needs we can improve community education, health, working conditions and much more. This mindset is the driving force behind a socially innovative community. The articles below highlight some examples of social innovation initiatives.
Atlanta: A Dark Horse in Sustainability Innovation
Beril Toktay from The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Scheller College of Business discusses and brings light to the many sustainability minded efforts and projects taking place in our backyard. Through these efforts, Atlanta is quickly becoming known nationwide as a truly socially innovative community.
Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence (PPPSV)
This article introduces a new push for social justice and explains how important strong leadership is for social innovation. In this story, many individuals from various hospitals, institutes, and advisory councils worked together to launch the Program for Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence (PPPSV). Click on the link to find out more!
GaTech Engineering for Social Innovation
Here is the link to Georgia Tech’s very own Engineering for Social Innovation website where you can explore the various social innovation projects happening on campus. Interested in getting more involved? Try looking into taking a Special Topics Class or become involved with the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Program.
Norwegian Universal Design
In this article, Marie Doezema explores Norway’s newest way of creating buildings, transit and websites called universal design. In an effort to embrace these changes by 2025, a hospital in Trondheim was designed not just to accommodate but to welcome and encourage all of its people and their abilities. Learn more about the Norwegian government’s plan to embrace universal design by 2025 using the link above.