Submitted by kmcgill7 on January 8, 2016 - 3:58pm
Tech Life - Atlanta
Atlanta: Atlanta is full of options for volunteering and activities. Explore outside of campus for more opportunities and experiences focused on sustainability.
1. Go outside and enjoy Atlanta’s parks and trails.
- The Beltline is located close to campus and open year around. Rent a bike with a friend and ride the trail.
- Did you know that the original vision for the Atlanta Beltline was from a Georgia Tech Alum? Ryan Gravel’s joint master thesis in Architecture and City Planning from GT in 1999 provided the groundwork for the design and transformation of the Beltline.
- Piedmont Park is only blocks from Tech Square. This park features a pond, fields, and a track.
- Centennial Park is located a few blocks from North Ave with a big water feature and many attractions surrounding it.
- Hike Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain
2. Volunteer off campus.
- Even though Tech is located in a major city there are farms, gardens, and other organizations to get involved with.
- Trees Atlanta partners with Georgia Tech and work year-round to improve and protect Atlanta’s urban forests.
- The Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture is located close to campus and offers the public with services, classes, camps, and volunteering opportunities.
- The Atlanta Food Bank involves volunteers in their efforts to fight hunger in Atlanta. You can volunteer individually or organize a group year-round.
- Piedmont Park offers a variety of volunteer programs throughout the year that are open to anyone who becomes a Piedmont Park Volunteer.
- For more volunteering opportunities check out http://leadandengage.gatech.edu/
Challenge yourself at and around Tech