Reflections

TransFormation Alliance Academy

The TransFormation Alliance focuses on equitable transit-oriented development.  The academy seeks to create a new generation of advocates, educators, activists, and collaborators who are read to see a difference in affordable housing and equal opportunity in Atlanta.  Read Ruthie Yow's account of what she learned in this workshop and how she worked with a group of twenty-two other passionate classmates to discuss how to create a more just Atlanta.  The Transformation Alliance Academy is seeking applicants for its new class! Please read more details and apply here.

The Millennium Campus Network Fellowship Comes to Georgia Tech

This summer, 285 schools from around the world applied to be sponsored by the UN Millennium Fellowship.  Only 11% of the campuses are accepted, and within these campuses only a select group of fellows are chosen to represent their campus.  The 15 to 20 students chosen make up that campus’s cohort, and the Class of 2018 is the first to include a cohort of 18 fellows from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Read about the Georgia Tech cohort and how their projects relate to equity, education, outreach, environmentalism, and energy efficiency

Parks and Recreation - Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad

The Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad Program offers students the opportunity to gain insight into global civil society, learn about the challenges of creating and leading effective and sustainable social enterprises, and make a positive impact by working closely with a non-profit organization in Budapest, Hungary.

SLS Announces 2018-2019 Event Series, "Think Global, Act Local"

Happy New Semester to All! We are excited to announce our Fall Event Series. This year at SLS, we’re embracing -- and exploring --  the call to “Think Global, Act Local.”  Within that broad theme, SLS’s focus this semester is Community Health.

Alternative Service Breaks: Belize

By: Madeline Smerchansky

It was 4 AM the day after the last day of Spring semester and I was headed to the airport with a group of complete strangers. We were a diverse group of students from all majors and years. After a few sleepy flights and a crowded layover, we had made it to Belize. It was almost the beginning of the rainy season, so the humidity was off the charts and it rained off and on for days. We met our hosts and started on the 4 hour van ride to the EcoLodge, where we were staying.

Sustainable Development and Climate Change Study Abroad in Italy

In the program Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Italy, Georgia Tech students spend five weeks living and studying in Venice.  While there, students take two SLS affiliated courses and participate in multiple field trips to locations across the country.

SLS Launches 6 Signature Programs This Fall

Since SLS opened its doors in Spring 2015, students have been asking us – “How can we get involved in SLS?” We have guided them to our extensive list of Affiliated Courses and to our Events & Workshops series, which together reach over 6,000 students/year.

Summer Sustainability Track Students Create Sonic Dictionary of the Aural Architecture of the Proctor Creek Greenway

This summer, first-year students in the iGniTe Summer Program Sustainability Track who took Dr. Lauren Neefe's ENGL 1102 Architecture, Sound, Sustainability course recorded the sounds of traveling to and walking on the newly completed Proctor Creek Greenway on Atlanta's Westside.

City and Regional Planning Professor Bruce Stiftel Presents on GT and SLS Sustainability at U.N. Conference

Professor Stiftel presented at the UN last month as part of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) Global Event that was scheduled as part of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. In a panel entitled, “Highlighting innovative collaborations between Higher Education Institutions and the United Nations,” he described the RCE Greater Atlanta as well as Georgia Tech’s Serve-Learn-Sustain program.

Watch a video of his presentation here:

Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad

In the Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad Program, students spend eight weeks abroad while learning about social entrepreneurship and the leadership it takes to develop strong civil societies. Students also have the opportunity to work with a nonprofit to help develop sustainable solutions to environmental and social problems.

Below, read Isabelle Musmanno's reflection from the program where she discusses the sustainable practices employed in Budapest, Hungary. 

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