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SDG Week 2024: Rapporteur Brief

During SDG Week @ Georgia Tech, 4-8 March (SCHEDULE HERE!) and Equinox @ Kennesaw State (SCHEDULE HERE), student volunteers will each attend one event, serving as rapporteurs to take notes on the discussions, prepare a summary, and report the results in a meeting on Friday 8 March, 1:00-2:30pm, which is the first step to preparing…

Spring 2024 Quarterly Meeting

It’s time to gather again! Please mark your calendars for our next Quarterly Meeting: WHAT: RCE Greater Atlanta Quarterly Meeting WHEN: Friday, February 9, 4:00-6:30PM (orientation 3:30) WHERE: Morehouse School of Medicine – 425 Lee Street SW Atlanta The next quarterly meeting will be held on Friday, February 9, at 4:00 PM in Morehouse School…
SDG Futures Fellows

RCE Greater Atlanta Awarded Three Global RCE Network Awards in 2023

RCE Greater Atlanta, a regional multi-stakeholder network affiliated with United Nations University (UNU), is proud to announce that it received two global awards from the UNU, and an honorable mention, as part of the 2023 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Two awards were received in the category “Acknowledged Flagship…

RCE First Annual Report

We’re excited to share something new with you – our very first annual report. While our organization has been around for a while, this is the first time we’ve put together a report like this. Click on the image bellow to read the full report.

2023 – 2024 SDG Futures Fellows Cohort Announced

Congratulations to the newest class of SDG Futures Fellows! We are excited to go on a journey with this cohort as they learn more about sustainable development and equity, focused on the Greater Atlanta region. The 22 Fellows represent a wide variety of backgrounds, coming to the program from 10 Greater Atlanta Higher Education Institutions…

RCE Americas Meeting Successfully Built Connections Throughout the Region

In the realm of sustainability, action emerges from the rich tapestry of discourse, weaving together diverse perspectives and experiences. The 2023 RCE Americas Meeting stood as a vibrant forum, where individuals gathered from all around the Americas to exchange views, share ideas, and delve into the discourse of sustainability. The participation of working professionals, academics,…

RCE Americas Meeting – Attendee Info

We’re looking forward to seeing those who have registered at the 2023 RCE Americas Meeting this week! Each day, we will be hosting a variety of presentations, networking opportunities, and panels highlighting the work of young changemakers across the Americas. Youth are the future; RCE Greater Atlanta has made youth engagement a priority since its…

RCE Americas Regional Meeting

Dates: September 26 2023 – September 29 2023 RCE Greater Atlanta is excited to be hosting the RCE Americas Regional Meeting this year! The theme of this year’s conference is “Youth Engagement — Empowering Our Youth to Be Changemakers.” This meeting will provide an opportunity for RCEs in the region to showcase youth engagement and…

Summer membership meeting focuses on local activism through art

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Summer 2023 Quarterly Meeting! Whether you were a long-time member of the network, or someone entirely new, all of the energy you brought to the event made it a success, and we hope you had a wonderful time. We heard amazing presentations from the Praise House…

Meet the RCE’s 2023 Summer Interns

Meet our Summer 2023 RCE Greater Atlanta Interns! They’ll be doing some great work for the RCE this summer and can’t wait to make an impact. Read more to learn about their work and their individual perspectives on sustainability. Amani Allen-Beale Amani is a third-year student at Georgia Gwinnett College studying Environmental Science with a…

First cohort of SDG Futures Fellows completes successful program

As the spring semester came to an end, the RCE Greater Atlanta’s first group of SDG Futures Fellows completed their yearlong program. This new fellowship aims to deepen the education of local higher education students about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and to provide leadership training and professional development to help them take…

Big Data Reveals An Inspiring Phenomenon About HBCUs in Greater Atlanta Leading the Way in Climate Resiliency For All

Written By: Amal Bennett-Judge Artwork Created By: Amal Bennett-Judge According to research led by Amal Marjani Bennett-Judge, a senior strategist from Howard University, and Dalero Berkeley, a Mechanical Engineer and Data Scientist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 103 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) quietly reached for United Nations Sustainable Development Goals despite their communities…

Inside Look at RCE Mentorship Program

The RCE Mentorship program was created in 2019, and was designed to connect students from across the Greater Atlanta area with a variety of mentors from industry, non-profits, and academic backgrounds. With 12 active pairs today, the mentorship program has created numerous connections between young and experienced professionals. The program runs on a semester basis,…

RCE in 2023: First quarterly meeting and ways to get (more) involved

An excited crowd converged in the light-filled atrium of Atlanta City Hall on the morning of January 28, 2023. Over 100 people joined the RCE Greater Atlanta for its first in-person quarterly meeting since 2020. The meeting brought together civic leaders, activists, educators, business leaders, researchers, students, and concerned citizens from across the Greater Atlanta…

Equitable Dinners

Two RCE Greater Atlanta members recently stepped up to facilitate a dinner for Equitable Dinners Atlanta on September 18, 2022: Norah Sinclair and Carolyn Aidman. The event was hosted by Out of Hand Theater, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition, and many other community partners and provided breakfasts,…

RCE Greater Atlanta connects to local sustainability community at Ray Day

Volunteers Claire Horn and Suzanne Haerther talk about the RCE Greater Atlanta with a visitor at Ray Day. Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography On a warm fall afternoon, in the middle of a field south of Atlanta, families and friends came together to celebrate and learn about sustainability in our region. A festival called Ray…

RCE Collaborates On New Report Regarding Equity

Read The Scheller College of Business Report From the report: Drawdown Georgia is inspired by Project Drawdown and funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation (RCAF). It includes a research collaborative whose purpose is to identify the highest potential carbon mitigation strategies for the state of Georgia, while also advancing equity, promoting economic development, improving…

SDG Fellows (2022-2023)

Congratulations to the first class of SDG Futures Fellows! We are excited to go on a journey with this cohort as they learn more about sustainable development and equity, focused on the Greater Atlanta region. The 27 Fellows represent a wide variety of backgrounds, coming to the program from 9 Greater Atlanta Higher Education Institutions…

SDG Futures Fellowship

RCE Greater Atlanta is proud to announce the SDG Futures Fellowship, aimed at education about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), leadership, and professional development!

5th Annual EQUINOX Symposium

The annual EQUINOX Symposium is focused on the interconnected Sustainable Development Goals to catalyze interdisciplinary partnership and scholarship on sustainability with international, regional, and local speakers, and attendees. A multi-sponsored platform, the EQUINOX brings together institutions of higher education, professionals, policymakers, stakeholders, community members, and advocates.

The Emergence of the Citizen Scientist

January 27, 2022 By Charlotte King, SALP Ambassador 2021 Across the globe, there is recognition that harnessing the collective power and engagement of citizens is a critical strategy to support meaningful advocacy for climate change and consistent with supporting the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Researchers assert, “data produced through ‘citizen science,’ which…


Greater Atlanta Regional Center of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Greater Atlanta) Higher Education Learning Community (HELC) presents: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR VIRTUAL SERIES FALL 2021

UN DAY 2021: Creating a Blueprint for a Better Future – Drawdown Georgia & Local Climate Action

The Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) is proud to partner again this year with the United Nations Association of USA, Atlanta Chapter (UNA-Atlanta), Georgia Tech's Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, and the Mayor's Office for International Affairs on the annual United Nations 76th anniversary (#UN76) celebration!

RCE 2020 Awards

For the 2020 RCE awards, two RCE Greater Atlanta projects, the SDG Training Modules and the Mentorship Program, won awards from the United Nations network.

4th Annual EQUINOX Symposium

The 4th Annual EQUINOX Symposium seeks to catalyze pathways of multidisciplinary scholarship and partnership on the UN SDGs among institutions of higher education, professionals, policymakers, stakeholders, community members, and advocates. Specifically, this year, the symposium focuses on the intersections of Good Health and Well-being & Climate Action.

Now Accepting Smart Community Corps Program Internship Application

The Smart Community Corps (SCC) is now accepting internship applications for the summer of 2021. Make a difference in local Georgia communities, and earn stipends up to $8k.

#SMARTer Together Webinar Series Continues in 2021 – Thursdays at Noon

Georgia Tech’s Smart Cities & Inclusive Innovation Initiative is excited to announce that our #SMARTer Together webinar series will continue in 2021.

RCE in the News

Since its launch in 2017, RCE Greater Atlanta has been recognized several times for its commitment to furthering regional implementation of the U.N. SDGs. Our network is proud to be the receiver of two international awards and has been featured in several news articles and videos.

RCE Higher Education Learning Community (HELC) Announces Fall Research Seminar Series

RCE Greater Atlanta's Higher Education Learning Community (HELC) is excited to announce its sustainable development research seminar virtual series for Fall 2020.

Virtual Kickoff for HELC Research Seminar Series

RCE Greater Atlanta's Higher Education Learning Community (HELC) kicks off its fall research seminar series this Friday, September 25, 2020.

RCE Greater Atlanta Leadership Circle and Membership Applications are Now Available!

The RCE Greater Atlanta Steering Committee is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for Membership and for our new Leadership Circle!

SDG Projects in the Atlanta Community Grant Winners Announcement

The RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network is excited to announce the four winning projects and teams of the SDG Projects in the Atlanta Community Grant.

UNITAR Youth & the SDGs Virtual Showcase

On Wednesday, May 13th, the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network hosted a virtual showcase celebrating the launch of the SDG Online Training Modules!

Opportunity for Grant Awards!

The RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network is excited to announce an opportunity for small grant awards for SDG Projects in the Atlanta Community!