Our world is in the midst of incredible change - change that Georgia Tech faculty, staff, students, and partners want to teach about, learn about, and engage in, both inside and outside the classroom. SLS has started this list to compile and share the best resources coming our way.
Browse our tools by Category, Type, Big Ideas, and/or Time Commitment, for example, or simply feel free to explore the options below. We also invite you to contribute by adding your own tools that you’ve successfully tried in your classrooms.
SLS Resource List: COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Justice
SLS Case Study: The 11th Street Bridge Park and Community Engagement in Green Infrastructure Planning
In this case study, read about the 11th Street Bridge Park and its planning process, and learn about how community engagement in green infrastructure planning can help address equitable development concerns such as such as housing affordability, workforce development, small business development,
Community Engagement in Green Infrastructure Planning
In-depth community engagement shapes green infrastructure projects and their impacts on communities. Use this tool to explore the role of community engagement and local knowledge in green infrastructure planning processes.
An Introduction to Green Infrastructure
Green infrastructure refers to an interconnected, multifunctional network of greenspace and natural areas that shapes and is shaped by environmental, economic, social, and health outcomes in communities.
SLS Fellows Program
Student Learning Outcome 4 Rubric
The goal of this rubric is to assess the ways that students understand, apply, and communicate how their discipline can inform others to enhance community sustainability.
Co-Curricular Reflection Tool
This tool provides instructors with a focused reflective activity that asks students to make connections between their course and a co-curricular activity.
Student Learning Outcome 2 Rubric
The following rubric assesses SLO 2: Students will be able to demonstrate skills needed to work effectively in different types of communities.
Student Learning Outcome 3 Rubric
The following rubric assesses SLO 3: Students will be able to evaluate how decisions impact the sustainability of communities. Students who rank highly on this rubric are able to evaluate how a variety of decisions that occur within and outside of communities affect community sustainability.
Readings, Videos, and Resources about Equitable and Sustainable Development
The Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain aims to help students create sustainable communities, where humans and nature flourish in the present and future. One SLS Priority area concerning sustainable communities is Equitable & Sustainable Development, focuses on how environment, economy, equity and society shape large infrastructure projects.
Introduction to Equitable and Sustainable Development
This tool uses the Atlanta BeltLine project to introduce students to key concepts in Equitable and Sustainable Development, particularly as it pertains to large infrastructure projects.
Readings, Videos, and Resources about Green Infrastructure
The Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain aims to help students create sustainable communities, where humans and nature flourish in the present and future. One SLS Priority area concerning sustainable communities is Green Infrastructure, which focuses on achieving a society in which our buildings, neighborhoods, and cities promote environmental justice and allow the local environment to flourish.
Readings, Videos, and Resources about Climate Change & Energy
The Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain aims to help students create sustainable communities, where humans and nature flourish in the present and future. One SLS Priority area concerning sustainable communities is Climate Change & Energy, which focuses on Earth's changing climate and the energy advancements being made to keep these changes in check.
Sample Syllabi for SLS-Affiliated Courses
Serve-Learn-Sustain is well on its way to having affiliated courses and projects in every department across Georgia Tech. Below, you will find sample syllabi from disciplines that cross the six colleges and schools.
SLS Case Study: The Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the most important urban renewal projects of the 21st century. In this case study, read about the ambitions, successes, and struggles of this project, now in its 12th year.
An Intro to Community Health
Community health is the state of wellbeing of a group of individuals who share common attitudes, beliefs, interests, histories, and/or goals. Use this tool to explore what it means to optimize the health and quality of life of community members in a socially just and holistic way.
Readings, Videos, and Resources about Community Health
The Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain aims to help students create sustainable communities, where humans and nature flourish in the present and future. One SLS Priority area concerning sustainable communities is Community Health, which focuses on achieving a holistic and communal understanding of health, in all intellectual, physical, emotional, financial, spiritual, and social aspects of life.
Calculating Carbon Footprint
This tool enables students to learn more about individual contributions to overall carbon emissions. The assignment also allows students to formulate possible strategies for reducing personal carbon emissions and share their ideas with a greater audience through social media.
SLS Case Study: The Flint Water Crisis
The Flint Water Crisis is one of the most significant instances of environmental injustice in the 21st century. In this case study, read about the impact of the crisis on the natural world, as well as the residents of Flint, Michigan, and learn about how we can use technology to create a sa
Thinking More About Food, Climate Change, and Sustainability
This awareness building short reading and discussion activity allows students to:
An Introduction to Community Health
SLS Case Study: The 1995 Chicago Heat Wave
Are heat waves simply natural disasters over which we have no control? With heat waves set to increase over the coming decades, how can we fight this invisible killer?
The Georgia Tech Sustainability Timeline: A Guided Conversation
The Georgia Tech Sustainability Timeline offers a detailed portrait of the university's commitment to sustainability, from humble beginnings to its introduction of major initiatives like Serve-Learn-Sustain.
This activity, adapted from D.M. Stringer and P.A. Cassidy’s 52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication, introduces students to three primary patterns of communication pacing. These patterns can vary in different cultural groups.
SLS Case Study: Edwards Aquifer
The Edwards Aquifer is an artesian aquifer that supplies nearly all of the water in San Antonio, Texas. In this case study, read about the persistent conflict over limited water resources from the Edwards Aquifer.