Reflections

RCE Americas Meeting in Argentina

When I got the invitation to become involved with the RCE Greater Atlanta and the Youth Network back in July, I was not a hundred percent sure what I was getting myself into, but I knew it was a great opportunity. As I got involved, I began to understand more and more the mission of the RCEs and the opportunities they create to accomplish sustainable development. However, it was not until some months later when I got the opportunity to attend the 7th RCE Meeting of the Americas in Posadas, Argentina that I truly felt the impact that these RCEs can have.

Cross-Cultural Perspectives: SLS Affiliated Study Abroad in Japan, Italy, and more!

Interested in Study Abroad?  SLS is affiliated with TEN study abroad programs that offer students the opportunity to study sustainable communities from a cross-cultural perspective.  Several summer programs still have spots available.  Check out this blog post from Kathleen Weil, our SLS Global Student Ambassador for the 2018 Japan Summer Program in Sustainable Development.

SLS Student Showcase Recap - Fall 2018

SLS is thrilled to announce the winners of its third Student Showcase. This semester’s showcase, held December 4th in Klaus Atrium, had 60 entrants, more than 130 attendees, and a wonderful diversity of projects. Our three winning projects are described below.  The faculty recipients of the SLS Student Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching were Dr. Bethany Jacobs (Writing & Communication Program), Dr. Neha Kuma (Interactive Computing and International Affairs), and Dr.

Meet our Newest Staff Member!

David Eady is the new Industry Engagement Manager with the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) and the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business. In this role, he will deepen and expand relationships with the business sector to advance strategic objectives within the two centers, working as part of the SLS Partnerships Team. He has a master’s degree in Urban Studies, concentrated in Community Planning and Development, from Georgia State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, focused on environmental ethics, from University of Georgia.

Equitable and Sustainable Development: Summer Successes, Teaching Tools, Workshops, and Funding Opportunities

In Summer 2018, Serve-Learn-Sustain partnered with the iGniTe First Year Summer Launch Program to introduce an exciting new Sustainability Track. For this linked courses program, faculty across multiple disciplines collaborated with community partners, with SLS, and with each other to educate students on our chosen theme: Equitable and Sustainable Development.

AASHE Student Summit and Conference Reflection

This semester, Serve-Learn-Sustain gave me the opportunity to attend the AASHE conference, which took place the first week of October, as one of the members of the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network.  On Monday night, I flew out from the Atlanta airport to Pittsburgh.  Upon arriving, I met my roommate for the conference, Iesha, another college student who is active in the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network.  Although our schools, Georgia Tech and Spelman, are only a few miles away, we met each other for the first time the night in

Serve-Learn-Sustain in Spain, Spring 2018

Hi! My name is Kaylyn Sinisgalli. I’m a third year Environmental Engineering student with a Spanish minor. Last spring, I was fortunate to be a part of the first student group to embark on the “Serve-Learn-Sustain in Spain” Georgia Tech Faculty-Lead Study Abroad Program. Choosing to step outside of my comfort zone and into Granada is a decision I will never regret.

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