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Education for Sustainable Development:Culture,Cities&Communities for SDGs

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64 Morningside Drive

Columbia University campus

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In this era of global sustainability movement, what constitutes "education for sustainable development" (ESD)? What is happening in our culture, cities and communities that can guide fuller integration of education and sustainable development?

At the Center for Sustainable Development, we believe education is the ultimate enabler and lever that can move people towards a sustainable planet, especially through environmental awareness and action. Despite the growing recognition that education and sustainable development are inherently linked, it is common to find the two pieces separated in practice in our schools and communities.

UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on ESD aim to contribute to the 2030 agenda in two ways:

  1. Reorienting education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to a sustainable future.
  2. Strengthening education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development.”

Adopting this framework, through conversations with speakers in this event, we seek to establish that education and environment need to become inseparable, both in and out of classrooms, to lead to a more sustainable planet.

Join us in this movement and share your ideas and questions!

Speakers & Panelists:

  • Keynote: Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of CSD & SDSN
  • Dianne Thall-Eglow, Mayor of Millburn, New Jersey
  • Gopal Patel, Director of International Community Engagement, Green Faith
  • Sanket Kumar, Sunrise Movement
  • Parley for the Oceans
  • Eco Ambassadors, Environment in Action Program - Millburn chapter
  • Additional speakers TBC

4pm-6pm: Program

6pm-7pm: Reception

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