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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, 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.
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.
Undergraduate student Almi Mansaray shares her journey of discovering sustainability while at Tech. Her sustainability experiences have given her joy and a sense of purpose (which she was previously missing) in her undergraduate education. Learn about her experiences with SLS, our Foundations of Sustainable Systems course, our Minor in Sustainable Cities, our Innovating for Social Impact Program, and the Net Impact student group.
SLS Buzz Courses are short, focused, co-curricular opportunities at Georgia Tech. Over the past several years SLS has collaborated with faculty and community partners to offer Buzz Courses on topics including citizen science, universal design, and social innovation. Community members, along with Georgia Tech students, may participate free of charge, and participants receive a digital badge of completion at the end of the course.