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

RCE Greater Atlanta Receives Two United Nations University Awards

RCE Greater Atlanta, a regional sustainability network officially acknowledged by the United Nations University, was among the recipients of the eighth RCE Awards, which celebrate projects and programs on Education for Sustainable Development within the United Nations University Global RCE Network.

Read more about those awards HERE.

Excursion into Justice; Student Interns Travel Through the South Seeking Truths into Civil Rights, Climate, and Environmental Justice

Typically, students sit behind closed office doors performing their assigned tasks during their summer internship period.  Only on rare occasions do students venture into the field to get a better understanding in a more practical manner of the true nature and potential impacts of their work.  Contrary to this norm, four students working as summer interns with the Center for Sustainable Communities this past summer decided to participate in what turned out to be quite an adventure.