Reflections

What Can I Do? SLS Shares Some Thoughts on Engaging in the Current Moment

If you’re like us - you’ve been asking yourself this question on a daily basis for the last few months. And even more so, over the last few weeks. The world is, at the same time, at a standstill and immersed in chaos. As SLS student fellow Mira Kaufman so eloquently wrote about a few weeks ago in our SLS Reflections blog, COVID-19 has starkly revealed and exacerbated longstanding inequities in all of the systems that structure our society.

Third Annual SLS Summer Internship Program Pairs Students with Partners to Support Georgia during COVID-19

 

Nearly every aspect of life has been affected by the spread of coronavirus. Summer internships, often seen by most students as a head start to a post-graduate job, are no exception.

Dr. Allen Hyde Receives George C. Griffin Faculty of the Year Award

SLS is truly thrilled to celebrate Professor Allen Hyde’s recognition by Georgia Tech’s SGA. Dr. Hyde, an assistant professor in the School of History and Sociology, is the recipient of the George C. Griffin Faculty of the Year Award. Dr.

Equity Implications of COVID-19

On a personal level, juggling a global pandemic with everyday school or work, maintaining relationships, physical and mental health, and all the other tasks we must do in our daily lives can be difficult.  On the macro level, our community faces the even larger challenge of combating COVID-19 while continuing work on the issues the world faced before the pandemic. Now, we must learn to address sustainable development and equity concerns in a new landscape. The pandemic draws attention away from all other concerns, but equity challenges persist and are often magnified by this

RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network Launches SDG Online Training Modules

The RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network will host a virtual showcase this Wednesday May 13 from 6-7:45pm to celebrate the launch of the SDG Online Training Modules, a year long project sponsored by a grant from The Turner Foundation. The goal of the project was to provide training in identifying social, economic, and ecological sustainability needs of RCE member communities as well as teaching skills for collaborating with diverse stakeholders to create and implement action projects.

Celebrating Faculty Excellence in Community-Engaged Sustainability Teaching: Two Co-Winners and Four Honorable Mentions for 2020

SLS is thrilled to celebrate two outstanding faculty partners this year—Teresa Snow and Emily Weigel, both in the School of Biological Sciences (College of Science)--as co-winners of the 2020 SLS Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Sustainability Teaching! The pool of applicants this year was broad and highly impressive, with 18 instructors representing all six colleges submitting student and community partner testimony about their innovative teaching.

SLS Service Opportunity Highlight: A Safe and Socially Distant Way to Serve Our Communities with New American Pathways

A challenge-- and opportunity-- posed by shelter-at-home orders is how to support frontline organizations and vulnerable families in safe ways. SLS will provide “Service Opportunity Highlights” to share safe ways to serve throughout the summer, via our newsletter and blog. 

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.

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