Civic Engagement

OU students among City of Atlanta sustainability ambassadors

Oglethorpe University was recently invited to send student ambassadors “who are passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability” to the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability’s first Student Ambassador Roundtable, an initiative to help promote collaboration and sustainability awareness in the Atlanta community. Oglethorpe participants included current student Madeleine Tulk ’19 and recent graduate Tate Davis ’16.

Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 5.11.45 PMThe Student Ambassador Roundtable is a coalition of college students attending universities across the state of Georgia who are passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability. It aims to empower and unite students by bringing groundbreaking sustainability opportunities to their campuses as well as supplementing their efforts via the Atlanta Office of Sustainability.

With the initial meeting a resounding success, the group plans to tackle various projects throughout Atlanta in the future. Proposed projects include implementing standardized recycling labels throughout Atlanta and raising awareness on college campuses, among others.

Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 5.11.31 PMOffice of Sustainability Director John R. Seydel looks forward to working with the student ambassadors, stating “I couldn’t be more excited to meet more sustainability-driven, young people in my city and state, and look forward to uniting our sustainability efforts as we move forward.”



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