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Kjersti Lukens, 2019-20 YWCA Fellow.
Advocacy in Action: A Reflection on a Year of Serving as a YWCA Policy Advocate
What does it take to lobby and advocate effectively during Georgia’s general assembly session? Kjersti Lukens, the Center’s program support coordinator, had the opportunity to find out when she served as a 2019-20 Fellow with the YWCA’s Georgia Women’s Policy Initiative. In a new blog, Lukens reflects on a year of service, which included advocacy to eliminate Georgia’s state tax on menstruation products.
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Jacquie Smyth (MBA ’18)
From MBA Student to City of Atlanta Sustainability Ambassador: A Reflection from Jacquie Smyth (MBA ’18)
MBA student, Jacquie Smyth, reflects on her journey to becoming a sustainability ambassador.
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Stephen Spicher, MBA student
Building Social Equity Into the BeltLine: An MBA Student Reflects on a Year of AB67 Service
MBA student, Stephen Spicher, reflects on his journey to joining AB67 and his year of service with them.
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Almi Mansaray, undergraduate student
When Everything Clicks: An Undergraduate Reflection on Discovering Sustainability at Tech
Undergraduate student, Almi Mansaray, looks back on the past year of her life and charts the course of her discovery of sustainability at Georgia Tech.
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Shrinka Roy, MBA student
Consumption, Corporations, and the Supply Chain
On November 18, Sustainability Consultant Jeff Foote gave a talk at the Scheller College of Business at which Sustainability Fellow Shrinka Roy was enlightened by statistics Foote gave about waste in America.
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Cassidy Martin, MBA student
A Remediation Story Brings Insight to Broad Sustainability Themes
On November 11, Kevin Sullivan, former director of environmental remediation for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a large California utility company, gave a talk at the Scheller College of Business. Sullivan’s presentation focused on the Hinkley groundwater contamination disaster in the Southern California desert.
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Gwyn Rush
Working to Combat Energy Inequity in Atlanta: A Reflection on the 2019 Carbon Reduction Challenge
Atlanta is an “energy inequitable city,” meaning that benefits and burdens of energy consumption and production are not equitably distributed. In particular, low income households have a high energy burden. This means they pay a disproportionately high percentage (about 10%) of their income towards their utility bills. Of these households, many residents are people of color.
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Steve Carriere, MBA student
A Millennial’s Search for a Meaningful Career: Reflections From the 2019 National Net Impact Conference
This year, [Net Impact] offered me the chance to attend the national Net Impact conference in Detroit. The annual conference brings together educational and professional chapters, leaders and innovators in the sustainability space, and social entrepreneurs for workshops and presentations on how we can move the planet forward in a more sustainable way.
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