Local Action, Global Impact: the Sustainable Development Goals in my Neighborhood - Online

Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Friday, August 20, 2021
Time: Online synchronous meetings Wednesdays and Fridays 9-11am ET (GMT -4:00), with asynchronous project work
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Location: online
Fee: $125

Join us for a 2-week deep dive into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together, we will investigate this framework and apply the Global Goals to local, regional, and global contexts. We will build upon our own knowledge of self, community, and place in order to deepen and refine our understanding of education for sustainability. Guest presenters from the UN’s Network of Regional Centers for Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development will bring additional perspectives to the discourse. Selections from Shelburne Farms’ Healthy Neighborhoods/Healthy Kids curriculum will be used as a starting point as we apply the SDGs to our own communities. Participants will design a community-based project for youth voice and agency that generates local action for global solutions. 

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Course Goals and Objectives

Educators in this course will:

  • Examine the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a tool for visioning, planning and action
  • Deepen their sense of place as they use their local context to understand issues of sustainability and justice and frame learning
  • Design opportunities for amplifying youth voice and community engagement through the lens of the SDG
  • Engage in a network of educators and leaders working collectively at a variety of scales to shift systems to wholeness, equity, and joy.
Registration Details: 


Registration required. 
Participant Fee: $125. 

Scholarships may be available on a need-based scale. Please fill out the scholarship application prior to registering for the program.

For program and graduate credit questions, please contact Jen Cirillo at [email protected] or 802-985-0315.

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