Global Climate Change Week

Climate change poses a major threat to sustainable development. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, ‘Poverty and disadvantage are expected to increase in some populations as global warming increases; limiting global warming to 1.5°C, compared with 2°C, could reduce the...

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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...

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Earth Overshoot Day

A couple of days ago on 29 July was 2019’s Earth Overshoot Day, marking the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and...

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2019 International Green Gown Awards Winners

The winners of the 2019 International Green Gown Awards were announced on 10th July 2019 at our host partner venue – the Institute of International Education (IIE) – in New York as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum. The International Green Gown Awards celebrate the...

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Reaching out for the Stars: Consolidating the HESD Constellation

The COPERNICUS Alliance Online Conference 2019, entitled “Reaching out for the Stars: Consolidating the HESD Constellation”, will take place from 9-11 September 2019. This innovative online conference is free of charge and travel carbon! It seeks to unite people and institutions committed to...

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Life Cycle Assessment

Sustainability practitioners are frequently confronted with a tough question: “How do I measure that?” Here’s how. This is a survey course on life cycle assessment. Participants will learn the steps involved and gain a basic understanding of the scope, challenges and...

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Volunteer Field Trip Leader Spring 2019

Are you passionate about teaching, nature, or working with children? If so, consider volunteering with the Sauvie Island Center this spring! Volunteers are trained to lead or co-lead small groups of elementary school students through hands-on activities about plant life cycles, pollination, soil...

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The Time is Now! Global & Local Sustainability Education

Join us for the 2019 SPARC Faculty Development Workshop which focuses on the critical global and local efforts to support incorporating sustainability into any and all curriculum in the next 10 years. UNESCO has a new 10-year plan with practical steps – “Education for Sustainable...

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Community Educator: Lead Poisoning Prevention

Please visit https://www.communityenergyproject.org/job-opportunities/ for full job description and application instructions. POSITION DESCRIPTION MISSION                           Community Energy Project believes that everyone deserves a safe, healthy, efficient home regardless of income....

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Webinar: The Sustainability Problem: An Invitation

As the comedian John Oliver says, “Nobody knows what sustainability means but we feel good when we say it.” This presentation addresses the problem of sustainability in general, and sustainability education in particular. The limitations of several current sustainability frameworks are presented,...

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Education for Sustainable Development beyond 2019

Huge news! Perfect timing!  UNESCO has approved and published its new 10-year plan: “SDG 4 – Education 2030: Part II, Education for Sustainable Development beyond 2019”.  Full of insights, goals, learning competencies, and pathways, it offers guidance on best practices for...

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