8th Americas RCE Meeting

8th Americas RCE Meeting

We are pleased to inform you that the 8th Americas RCE Meeting will be organized in Burlington, Vermont, USA from 23 – 25 September 2019. This Meeting will be hosted by RCE Greater Burlington with the support of United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU–IAS). We are delighted to invite you and/or representatives of your RCE to this meeting.

The Americas RCE Meeting will provide a platform to discuss, debate and launch activities that reinforce the fundamental role that education plays in achieving a sustainable future in the region. The meeting will also showcase a range of innovative sustainability initiatives, such as sustainable food systems during the harvest season, and feature Burlington’s commitment to becoming a sustainable city. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Human Health and the Environment‘ highlighting the intersection of SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

Registration for the Americas RCE Meeting is now open until 23:59, Friday, 23 August 2019 (EDT). Please visit the RCE portal and submit the Registration Form to RCE Greater Burlington (kfoster@shelburnefarms.org) and the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu). Participants that require a visa to enter the U.S., and are in need of support documents, please fill out Section 2 in the Registration Form along with a copy of your passport to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu). Please make sure to apply for the visa well in advance.

Participants are eligible to apply to present the meeting. The overall theme of this meeting is ‘Human Health and the Environment’. For those applying, the deadline for case study submissions is 23:59, Friday, 24 May 2019 (JST). To apply, please complete Section 3 in the Registration form and submit your RCE Project to the RCE portal (https://connections.unu.edu/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=12857&qid=1829732).

RCE members are encouraged to explore and obtain funding from sources other than UNU-IAS, where possible, to help those without access to funding sources participate in this meeting. UNU-IAS financial support will be given to members of acknowledged RCEs ONLY. Please submit Form A: Financial Request form to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu) and update an RCE Project to the RCE portal by 23:59, Friday, 24 May 2019 (JST).  Please read the selection criteria and the terms and conditions carefully before applying for financial support, and please make sure to sign the Applicant Declaration section (see section 3 in Form A) and to obtain your RCE coordinator’s recommendation (see section 4 in Form A) . Incomplete or delayed
applications will not be considered for selection.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to your active participation in the 8th Americas RCE Meeting in Burlington, Vermont, USA.