RCE Greater Atlanta, a Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development acknowledged by the United Nations University, is a regional sustainability network that supports implementation of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals at the regional level through education and training. Brings together universities and colleges with nonprofit, community, government, and business partners.
Higher Education Learning Community (HELC) is an RCE Greater Atlanta action group that aims to facilitate faculty and research-active student engagement with the SDGs in a collective learning environment. Participants include faculty and research-active students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia.
HELC aims to create a dynamic network of research and teaching faculty, practitioners, youth, and community partners in Greater Atlanta who work together to offer research seminars, symposia, curricular resources, teaching workshops, and a variety of publications to advance the SDGs in education, research, and service across campuses in the region as well as among the US (North American) higher education community as a whole.
Expanding SDG Teaching Resources for Higher Education
Lead: Rebecca Watts Hull, email@example.com; Evan Mallen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about the "Think Globally,Teach Locally" Workshop, Feb 19, 2020 here.
AGSC Symposium/RCE & RCE Youth Track
Lead: Sebnem Ozkan, email@example.com; Mona Ray, Mona.Ray@morehouse.edu
AGSC Symposium webpage
In February 2020, United Nations University recognized this HELC project by an Award for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development, Honorable Mention for SDG 4 Quality Education. Read the press release.
Spring 2021 Events
The multi-sponsored initiative has been part of the Annual a week dedicated to a diverse set of multidisciplinary programs and events on sustainable development within the KSU and beyond. The symposium is also one of the focused projects of the RCE Greater Atlanta, Higher Ed Learning Community (HELC) -- a working group that aims to facilitate faculty and research-active student engagement with the SDGs in a collective learning environment. Participants include faculty and research-active students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia.
Going Global: A Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Curriculum Design Workshop
Feb 23 | 11am-12:30pm
REGISTER HERE by February 5
SLS, CTL, and the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) at Georgia Tech are working with colleagues at Georgia State and Kennesaw State through the RCE Greater Atlanta’s Higher Education Learning Community to offer this hands-on SDG workshop for instructors. This workshop is appropriate for ALL instructors interested in teaching with the SDGs, no matter where you are in your efforts—novice or pro.
Read more about the workshop here.
Sustainable Development Research Seminar Series
Friday, January 22 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
Migration following Hurricane Michael: Evidence from the Consumer Credit Panel
Elora Raymond, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Tech
Friday, February 26 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
Alexander von Humboldt’s Proto-Ecological Thinking
Caroline Schaumann, Professor of German Studies, Emory University
To request access to the seminar recording, please contact Dr. Schaumann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 19 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
Sustainable Construction Neighborhood: The way forward
Ali Keyvanfar, Assistant Professor of Construction Management, Kennesaw State University
Seminar link: https://bluejeans.com/436457333
*Presented in conjunction with the 4th Annual EQUINOX Week at KSU: UN SDGs (March 15-19, 2021)
Friday, November 20 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
The Politics of GM Crops and Agrochemical Exposure in Argentina
Pablo Lapegna, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, University of Georgia
Friday, October 23 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
Taking Science to the Streets: Community Science and Participatory Approaches to Improve Environment, Health, and Quality of Life in Urban Areas
Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College
Friday, September 25 | 12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm
A Social-Ecological-Technological Systems (SETS) approach to advancing urban systems science
David M. Iwaniec, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University
Friday, January 31 | 12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm
Theories for Sustainable Futures
Lance Gunderson, Professor and Chair, Environmental Sciences, Emory University
Atwood Center, Rm 360, 1515 Dickey Drive, Emory University
RCE HELC Co-Leads:
Sebnem Ozkan (Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech), email@example.com
Michael Black (Neuroscience Institute and Urban Studies Institute, GSU), firstname.lastname@example.org
Jairo Garcia (School of City & Regional Planning, Georgia Tech), email@example.com
Spring 2021 HELC Monthly Meeting Calendar:
12-1 pm on Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12, June 9
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting URL
HELC participants include faculty and research-active students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia.