Sustainability Next: Georgia Tech’s Sustainability Plan
“Taking its cues from our strategic plan, Sustainability Next provides our community with a blueprint for an Institute that teaches and embodies sustainability in everything we do. Connecting Georgia Tech’s education, research, and operations, Sustainability Next represents a comprehensive collaboration among units and leaders across campus to address and advance the full range of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”
– President Ángel Cabrera
“We invite every member and unit of the Georgia Tech community to join in bringing the Sustainability Next Plan to life and expanding its ambitions over time so that we can build a just, equitable, and sustainable future — together.”
– Sustainability Next Co-Chairs
Flip through the full plan below.
Featured Sustainability Next Projects
Sustainable-X supports participants interested in and passionate about creating start ups with environmental and social impact.
The program is hosted by Georgia Tech but serves the state of Georgia and is open to Students, Staff, Faculty, Alum and Community members.
Sustainability Education Innovation Grants
Georgia Tech’s Institute Strategic Plan (ISP) includes equipping students with the ability to connect globally and amplify impact by contributing “to global collaborative efforts that advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our education, research, and service.” In response, Sustainability Next developed a plan to expand SDG concept and skill integration across the undergraduate curriculum. In support of the aim to extend sustainability and SDG learning into the experience of significantly more students, we invite instructors and course designers to apply for innovation grants up to $10,000.
Research Seed Grants
Georgia Tech’s Sustainability Next Institute Strategic Plan initiative launched an annual seed grant program totaling $250,000 to support interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary climate and sustainability research. The overarching goals of the initiative are to nurture promising areas for future large-scale collaborative sustainability research, research translation, and/or high-impact outreach; to provide mid-career faculty with leadership and community building opportunities; and to broaden and strengthen the Georgia Tech sustainability community as a whole.
Climate Action Plan
With more than 400 acres, 15,000 trees, 230 buildings, and 30,000 visitors daily, Infrastructure & Sustainability welcomes creative partnerships with our campus colleagues. We are eager for the Georgia Tech community to engage with us in data research, pilot projects, research grants, capstone projects, and more.
By merging academics and research with campus spaces, we have a unique opportunity to form partnerships and provide real-world educational experiences. Leveraging our environment as a living campus is an integral component of the strategic plans, goals, and initiatives that guide the direction of the Institute.
Georgia Tech is proud of our students’ long history of active engagement in sustainability. Group efforts range from raising awareness and organizing accessible events, to the application of science, technology, engineering, and policy to service opportunities and grand challenges locally and abroad.