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Webinar: Unpacking the ESD for 2030 Toolbox
May 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
The “ESD for 2030” roadmap highlights the urgent challenges facing the planet and aims to increase the many ways that education can help build a more just and sustainable world through the implementation of the new “Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs” (ESD for 2030) framework.
This webinar explores UNESCO’s newly released “ESD for 2030 Toolbox” to unpack its evolving resources to support regional and global stakeholders to develop activities in the five priority action areas: advancing policy; transforming learning environments, building capacities of educators; empowering and mobilizing youth; and accelerating local level action. Discover how your work aligns with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contributes to the great individual and societal transformation required to address urgent sustainability challenges.
Led by sociologist and International Fellow for the US Partnership for ESD Kim Smith, participants will receive an overview of the Toolbox and discuss a variety of options for how to engage in and implement the ESD for 2030 Roadmap.
Kim Smith, Sociology Instructor, Portland Community College
Kim Smith received her Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University, specializing in environmental sociology and social movements, and has taught sociology at Portland Community College (PCC) since 1996. She is a co-founder of the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN), a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) acknowledged by United Nations University. She supports program development and outreach efforts, in addition to mentoring RCEs around the United States. She has represented AASHE and the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at multiple international conferences, including Rio+20 and the UNESCO World Summit on ESD. She is committed to offering hope for a sustainable future through education, professional development, and civic engagement.