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Action GroupDescriptionLeadsProjectsProject Leads
Advancing Justice for AllThe Advancing Justice for All Action Group advances community-based work that furthers sustainable environmental solutions using an equity and justice lens. This Action Group will work to ensure that the RCE Greater Atlanta prioritizes inclusive, equitable, and multi-sectoral projects that advance education and action on the 17 UN SDGS.
  • Garry Harris (Center for Sustainable Communities), [email protected]

  • Anne Heard (AMSC), [email protected]

  • Fatemeh Shafiei (Spelman), [email protected]
  • Drawdown Georgia/Equity

    Community of Practice (CoP): University- Community Partnerships

    Healthy Homes Street Team
  • Drawdown GA Lead: Anne Heard, [email protected]

  • CoP Lead: Ruthie Yow, [email protected]

  • Healthy Homes Lead: Garry Harris, [email protected]
  • K-12 Engagement & SDG Curriculum DevelopmentAdvances K-12 education on the SDGs and their impact on the RCE Greater Atlanta community through an equity and justice lens by: 1) identifying existing formal, non-formal, and informal education programs related to sustainability education and the SDGs; 2) sharing existing curricula and materials through a common platform; and 3) developing additional curricula to fill gaps.
  • Selen P. Beduk (UNA USA Atlanta Chapter), [email protected]

  • Suzanne Haerther (USGBC), [email protected]
  • Sustainable Coffee Talks (SCTs)

    Plantlanta State University (PSU)
  • SCTs Lead:Selen P. Beduk, [email protected]

  • PSU Lead: Cam Anderson, [email protected]
  • Higher Education Learning CommunityHELC 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.
  • Sebnem Ozkan (GT), [email protected]

  • Michael Black (Neuroscience Institute and Urban Studies Institute, GSU), [email protected]

  • Jairo Garcia (GT), [email protected]
  • Expanding SDG Teaching Resources for Higher Education

    AGSC Symposium/RCE & RCE Youth Track

    Annual EQUINOX: UN SDGs Symposium

    Sustainable Development Research Seminars
  • Expanding SDG Teaching Resources Lead: Rebecca Watts Hull, [email protected]

  • AGSC Lead: Sebnem Ozkan, [email protected]

  • EQUINOX Lead: Pegah Zamani, [email protected]

  • Research Seminars Lead: Bruce Stiftel, [email protected]
  • Business EngagementThis group represents businesses, nonprofits, universities, and local government offices dedicated to increasing knowledge of and action on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals within Greater Atlanta’s corporate sector. Our goal is to help businesses see the value proposition in the RCE Greater Atlanta, so they will participate and contribute in ways that advance the SDGs and help them achieve their corporate sustainability goals.
  • Stephanie Armistead, [email protected]

  • Adair Garrett, [email protected]

  • Nancy Larson, [email protected]

  • Facilitator:
    David Eady, [email protected]
  • Drawdown Georgia/Equity

    Knowledge Hub for Sustainability

    Speakers Bureau

    Youth Mentorship Program

    Civic Dinners & Marvelous Mondays
  • Drawdown GA Lead: Michael Oxman, [email protected]

  • Knowledge Hub Lead: Bernie Burgener, [email protected]

  • Speakers Bureau Lead: Bernie Burgener, [email protected]

  • Mentorship Lead: Scott Sadler, [email protected]

  • Civic Dinners & Marvelous Mondays Lead: Adair Garrett, [email protected]
  • Advancing Justice for All

    The Advancing Justice for All Action Group advances community-based work that furthers sustainable environmental solutions using an equity and justice lens. This Action Group will work to ensure that the RCE Greater Atlanta prioritizes inclusive, equitable, and multi-sectoral projects that advance education and action on the 17 UN SDGS.


    Leads:
    Projects:
    Healthy Homes Street Team:
  • Lead: Garry Harris, [email protected]

  • K-12 Engagement & SDG Curriculum Development

    Advances K-12 education on the SDGs and their impact on the RCE Greater Atlanta community through an equity and justice lens by: 1) identifying existing formal, non-formal, and informal education programs related to sustainability education and the SDGs; 2) sharing existing curricula and materials through a common platform; and 3) developing additional curricula to fill gaps.


    Leads:
    Projects:
    Sustainable Coffee Talks (SCTs)
  • Lead: Selen P. Beduk, [email protected]
  • Plantlanta State University (PSU)
  • Lead: Cam Anderson, [email protected]

  • Higher Education Learning Community

    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.


    Leads:
    Projects:

    Business Engagement

    This group represents businesses, nonprofits, universities, and local government offices dedicated to increasing knowledge of and action on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals within Greater Atlanta’s corporate sector. Our goal is to help businesses see the value proposition in the RCE Greater Atlanta, so they will participate and contribute in ways that advance the SDGs and help them achieve their corporate sustainability goals.


    Leads:
    Projects:
    Knowledge Hub for Sustainability:
  • Lead: Bernie Burgener, [email protected]
  • Speakers Bureau:
  • Lead: Bernie Burgener, [email protected]

  • Additional Projects

    We also have a team working on Marketing & Communications. If you are interested in this team, please contact Claire Horn, [email protected].

    If you are a youth (K-20s) looking to get involved, in addition to contacting the Action Groups that interest you, you can also reach out to our Youth Engagement Networkers:

    Submission for Action Group and Project Proposals

    For proposal guidelines, see Action Group and Project Proposal Guidelines. These proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed as they come in. If you submit a proposal, email [email protected] to let the Leadership Circle know.