RCE Greater Atlanta was acknowledged by the United Nations University on December 18, 2017 as a new regional sustainability network. RCEs are Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development. The designation makes Atlanta one of only six Regional Centres of Expertise in the U.S. Read the press release here. There are currently 157 RCEs worldwide. The Global RCE network brings these multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary networks together to help create solutions to sustainability challenges through dialogue, education and learning. The Global RCE Service Centre, headquartered at the UNU-IAS in Tokyo, Japan, provides assistance to individual RCEs and facilitates their communication and networking.
RCE Greater Atlanta is a network of multidisciplinary stakeholders, including higher education institutions, businesses, non-governmental organizations, community associations, and local, regional, state and federal government. All RCE partners are committed to developing and advancing a comprehensive approach to sustainable development, focused on implementing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region. Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Spelman College are leading the RCE Greater Atlanta for the first two years.
We are just at the beginning stages and are eager to engage more institutions, organizations, and groups.
Interested in learning more or signing up for our email list? Please send an email to RCEGreaterAtlanta@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as possible.
Read our Application materials:
Serve-Learn-Sustain at Georgia Tech is hosting a year-long U.N. SDG event series -- please join us at an upcoming event!
Image: The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (Circles denote areas of focus for the Atlanta RCE)
For more information about RCEs, see the RCE Network website.