2019 Environmental Justice Academy

PARTICIPATE: Apply now for the Spring 2019 Environmental Justice Academy! 

The Academy is an intensive, leadership development program designed to give participants the skills to successfully identify environmental challenges and achieve sustainable, community environmental improvement goals. Everyone is welcome to apply – community advocates, college students/faculty/staff, government officials and any other group or person motivated to acquire interpersonal skills and community organizational tools to identify environmental challenges and achieve sustainable, environmental improvement goals.

This fourth class of the EJ Academy is a three-day, on-site training (March 28 – 30, 2019) followed by homework assignments and online sessions to be completed within one month. After completing the Academy, participants will attend a capstone event on May 10, 2019, where they will present a project which draws upon tools/skills learned through the Academy. March sessions will be held at AMSC’s Easley Pavilion, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.

The Environmental Justice Academy’s co-sponsors are Atlanta Metropolitan State College, the Center for Sustainable Communities, RCE Greater Atlanta and the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 4.

Here is the link to apply:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-justice-academy-2019-application-tickets-32186296078

Registration fee is $250. SLS will cover registration fees for any GT student, faculty, or staff member who wishes to participate – in exchange for a blog post about the experience for our Reflections blog. Interested? Contact SLS at serve-learn-sustain@gatech.edu.

For more information, see the program announcement and flyer (attached). If you have questions, email: ejacademy@atlm.edu

Please take advantage of this great opportunity and help us by spreading the word through your networks and social media contacts.

CONTRIBUTE: Contribute your time & expertise to make the EJA a success!

The EJA is seeking faculty, staff, and graduate students to help out in the following areas:

  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Curriculum Review
  • Programmatic Assessment
  • Module Presenters
  • Homework Review
  • Contributions for performance-based rewards
  • Capstone Presentation Reviewers

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community, support the RCE Greater Atlanta regional sustainability network, meet other people interested in EJ, and learn more about EJ yourself. For more details, see the attached resource needs chart. To learn more or offer to volunteer, contact Anne Heard, Executive in Residence, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, at aheard@atlm.edu.