Local Action, Global Impact: The SDGs in my Neighborhood


Date and Time:

Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 9:00am to Friday, August 20, 2021, 11:00am

Registration Deadline:

Friday, August 6, 2021, 5:00pm



Non-formal educators and afterschool program coordinators are invited to join us to link civic engagement, project-based learning, and the Sustainable Development Goals to engage students in creating more just communities.

DATE: 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. scholarships available

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.