Virtual Open House: Learn about the terrific online SLS courses available this summer

Join faculty, Summer Session staff, and SLS staff to learn about SLS affiliated courses offered this summer, including many that satisfy requirements of the Sustainable Cities Minor.  SLS is hosting a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 29, from noon - 1:00pm.

Spring 2020 RCE Americas Virtual Youth Conference

The 2nd annual RCE Americas Virtual Youth Conference took place on Wednesday, April 1st, and was a great opportunity for connection between regional networks that educate and activate around the Sustainable Development Goals. In times like this, it is reassuring to know that we are all in this together and will continue to promote and practice sustainability. This conference was an opportunity for members from RCEs across the Americas to share updates on initiatives and projects that their RCE is pursuing, particularly on college and university campuses.

Addressing Atlanta's health disparities through community service approaches

A column by SLS faculty partner, Dr. Jennifer Singh, Associate Professor of Sociology, was recently featured in the Saporta Report.  In the column, Dr. Singh reflects on heart health disparities in Atlanta among black and low-income communities, and work that her students did in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the Grove Park Foundation to address these issue.

Towards an Emergency Housing Response to COVID-19 in Georgia

Housing is a key component to addressing both the public health and economic dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis. Without stable housing, families cannot take basic public health precautions or recover if ill. Similarly, loss of housing through eviction or foreclosure will compound the economic fallout of rising unemployment in our state.

Caring for Each Other During COVID-19


To our SLS Community,

These are challenging times and we hope you and your families and communities are healthy and safe as we adjust to this unprecedented situation. SLS staff are ready and eager to support you. We have set up some guidelines and some digital resources to facilitate care exchanges among our networks and I want to share those with you here.

Spring Semester Course Projects with Partners

Reflection on "Conversation on Environmental Racism"

On February 27, I attended an event sponsored by the Georgia Tech Student Government Association's (SGA) Cultural and Diversity Affairs Committee and Sustainability Committee called “A Conversation on Environmental Racism.” This two-hour event was designed to give students an opportunity to connect with faculty and researchers to discuss the history and impact of environmental racism and its connection to climate action.

Think Globally, Teach Locally

The Georgia Tech Center for Teaching and Learning, in partnership with SLS and the Atlanta Global Studies Center, recently hosted a workshop with the theme of "Think Globally, Teach Locally."  The workshop focused on encouraging faculty to consider how integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their courses will help foster global citizenship no matter where students are learning.  Read the full article about the workshop 

Mayor Ivan Allen Junior Digital Archive: A Powerful Resource to Explore Atlanta's 1960s History

SLS-affiliated faculty member, Todd Michney, Assistant Professor, School of History and Sociology, hosted a community researcher workshop this past November, to explore the newly launched Ivan Allen Jr.

Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Italy: Summer 2019

In the SLS-affiliated study abroad program Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Italy, students explore how and why climate change is going to affect people, the economy, and the environment all over the world, and experience first-hand the challenges for vulnerable cities like Venice and vulnerable mountain ecosystems in the Italian Alps.  This 12-credit, 7 week program helps students build their knowledge about sustainable development and climate change in an unique multidisciplinary progr