Reflections

REGISTER TODAY! Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education Starts TOMORROW!

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (Oct. 20-22) - STARTS TOMORROW!

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2020 Ideas to Serve Competition Focuses on Communities in Atlanta and Around the World

This spring, Georgia Tech's Institute for Leadership and Social Impact (ILSI) hosted its 11th Ideas to Serve competition.  The winners represented a diverse set of student teams tackling a broad set of social impact solutions.  ILSI partners with SLS on our Innovating for Social Impact program, and the Ideas to Serve competition is a cornerstone of the

OPEN HOUSE - Sustainable Cities Minor and Innovating for Social Impact

Join faculty, staff, and student participants to learn more about the Sustainable Cities Minor and the Innovating for Social Impact program. The Open House will take place on Wednesday, October 7, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in Bluejeans. Please join us to have your questions answered about these exciting programs!

Get Out the Vote!

Every election is important, but in the midst of such challenge and change, it is all the more crucial that we honor and exercise the right to vote in November... or October, should you decide to vote early or mail in your ballot.

Concept Map Assessment Reveals Short-Term Community-Engaged Fieldwork Enhances Sustainability Knowledge

In Fall 2016, Dr. Emily Weigel's Ecology Laboratory began work at Proctor Creek. Since that time, students have been working alongside professionals and community members to collect data on the health of the creek and learn how human-environment interactions shape communities. Eager to show the positive effects on students to others outside of the course, Weigel consulted with SLS for assessment techniques that might capture student growth. They decided to have students complete both traditional, written reflections and concept maps.

SLS Innovating for Social Impact Program: What's It All About?

“Maximize every day and opportunity you have to work with the community – listen and learn from them, while also thinking of ways, no matter how small, of how you could contribute and help them in their goals.” (Rey Angeles, M.S. Supply Chain Engineering)

Turning challenges into opportunities: Georgia Tech interns, partners respond to COVID-19

At the close of SLS' Summer 2020 Internship Program, Ruthie Yow (SLS Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist) wrote a guest column for Saporta Report, highlighting the challenges of moving 44 internships to an entirely virtual environment and the opportunities that arose to incorporate issues pertaining to the current moment.  In partnership with the Center f

Supporting Black Students - Students' Perspectives

Camryn Burke, a 3rd year LMC major, recently wrote an article for Georgia Tech's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) highlighting responses from some her fellow black students regarding their advice to faculty for creating a more supportive environment for them.  SLS is pleased to share her post!

The Power of Art in Challenging Times

Mira Kaufman, a 4th year Public Policy major, and SLS Student Fellow, participated in the SLS Internship Program this summer and worked with Transformation Alliance (TFA), a broad partnership of organizations from the private, public and nonprofit sectors dedicated to creating thriving, mixed-income communities anchored by transit and linked to all the opportunities and amenities that make Atlanta great, whose mission is to off

SLS VIP: Building for Equity and Sustainability

I had the pleasure of participating in the SLS affiliated VIP: Building for Equity and Sustainability in the Spring of 2020. I wanted to join because I had a surface-level interest in what sustainability and equity meant in the built environment.

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