Joining a club, becoming a member of a national organization, doing research on sustainability, and connecting with a mentor are all ways that you can take action on your sustainability interests and become a part of a community with similar interests.

Carbon Reduction Challenge

Carbon Reduction Challenge:

An initiative of the Global Change Program and Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, in collaboration with the Georgia Climate Project. Develop a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions, and learn how to build a business case for sustainability.

Sustainability Mentoring Program for Students in Atlanta

RCE Greater Atlanta Mentorship Program:

The RCE Greater Atlanta Mentorship Program works to connect students from across the Greater Atlanta area with a variety of mentors from industry, non-profits, and academic backgrounds.

National Organizations

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE):

AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.

International Society for Sustainable Professionals (ISSP):

ISSP is the world’s leading professional association of sustainability practitioners. ISSP has self-paced courses, monthly webinars, and more.

NAACP Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (Sign-Up)

NAACP CESBS is working to ensure a just transition to sustainable buildings for our communities. We bring together 500+ civil rights leaders from the NAACP and champions from the sustainable building community to create industry-scale change.

National Wildlife Foundation EcoLeaders

A leadership and career development program for high school upperclassmen, college students and young professionals, with the focus of protecting wildlife and habitat through campus sustainability efforts.

US Green Building Council Emerging Professionals

EP is a vibrant, community-based program that focuses on professionals who are new to the green building industry and the sustainability movement.

On Campus Organizations

Alternative Service Breaks:

Alternative Service Breaks hosts group-oriented community service trips during Institute Breaks (i.e. fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks) and virtual service-learning experiences during the semester.

Association of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AEES):

AEES is a student-run organization that brings together environmentally-minded engineers and scientists.

Association for Sustainable Investment:

Advocate for the use of sustainable and responsible investment practices by organizations, offices, and departments at or affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Bits of Good:

Bits of Good partners with nonprofits to develop custom web software to help them work more efficiently and increase their outreach capabilities.

Citizens Climate Lobby:

Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) is an international, grassroots, and non-partisan organization that works to build political will for a livable world, specifically with national climate policy.

Common Good (Website):

Common Good is a student-led organization dedicated to encouraging discussion on educational inequalities, investing in Atlanta area students of all ages and backgrounds, including but not limited to men, women, and juveniles in prison and detention centers.

Consult Your Community:

CYC is a student-run national organization that provides pro bono consulting services for low-income or minority small businesses across America.

Clarkston Futures- Tutoring and STEM Support:

Clarkston Futures is dedicated to serving the students at Clarkston High School in Clarkston, GA, where over 53% of the population is foreign-born. We do this by working with the International Rescue Committee to send Georgia Tech students as tutors and by hosting dedicated professional workshops.

CS + Social Good:

Georgia Tech’s CS+Social Good is an organization that focuses on the intersection of computer science and social impact.

ECO (Website):

ECO is a student organization working to enhance our design ecosystem for the betterment of the environment.


Georgia Tech’s EcoReps program supports Resident Assistants in promoting, teaching, and exemplifying sustainable practices to on-campus residents.

Energy Club:

The Energy Club seeks to inspire and prepare the next generation of leaders that are knowledgeable about technology, policy, and business as it relates to energy.

Engineers for a Sustainable World:

ESW-GT is the Georgia Tech chapter of ESW, a non-profit organization that manages student-run projects promoting environmental, social, and economic sustainable solutions to local, national, and global problems.

Engineers Without Borders:

EWB-GT is a chapter of EWB-USA, a large non-profit humanitarian organization. The goal of this organization is to support community-driven development projects worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects.

Georgia Tech Trailblazers:

The purpose of Trailblazers is to increase student and faculty appreciation for the outdoors through trail adventure and exploration.

Habitat for Humanity:

Habitat for Humanity at GT is a service-based organization that builds homes for families in need within the Atlanta area.

MOVE (Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences):

MOVE is Georgia Tech's umbrella organization for a variety of community service and volunteer opportunities. Our committees include Animal Welfare, Education and STEM, Hunger and Homelessness, Medical Assistance, Sustainability, and Special Projects, which combine a variety of needs not met by other committees.

Net Impact:

The global Net Impact undergraduate chapter network is made up of student-led campus organizations working to create a positive social and environmental impact.

Outdoor Recreation (ORGT):

ORGT has adventure trips, leadership opportunities, outdoor gear rental, and a leadership challenge course.

Scouting at Georgia Tech:

We are Tech’s premier organization dedicated to bringing the scouting spirit to campus! Includes hiking/backpacking, trail cleanups, working with local troops, hosting clinics, service events, high adventure/camping trips, and more.

Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations:

SCNO seeks to accelerate nonprofit success by empowering talented students with the knowledge, training, and hands-on consulting experience.

Student Government Association - Sustainability Committee:

We solve campus problems by working with student groups, the Georgia Tech administration, and other key campus stakeholders to find areas of improvement.

Students Organizing for Sustainability:

We bring sustainability-oriented people together to inspire positive change in our community by hosting various events, such as guest speakers panels and Green Meetings, and allowing students to lead change through their own projects. We also run and maintain the Georgia Tech Community Garden.

Student Sustainability Advisory Council:

This group of students will advise Georgia Tech on campus-wide sustainability initiatives, advance programming, and meet with campus leadership.

The Campus Kitchens Project:

Campus Kitchens is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving sustainability and reducing food waste on campus.

Research at Georgia Tech

List of Sustainability Related Research Centers at Georgia Tech.

List of Georgia Tech Research centers dedicated to alternative energy.

Platform for finding research opportunities at Georgia Tech

Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems:

One of Georgia Tech's ten Interdisciplinary Research Institutes focuses on creating knowledge and technologies that will improve environmental, social, and economic outcomes.