10 Universities Where UNA-USA is Advancing the SDGs
UNA-USA has a network of over 100 campus chapters at universities across the country. Here are 10 places that UNA-USA student members and the universities are working together to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Arizona State University has identified faculty experts connected to each of the 17 SDGs. The UNA-USA chapter on campus invite these faculty to speak at meetings.
- The UNA-Seton Hall chapter collaborated with the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations to hold a teach-in to launch the UN SDGs.
- UNA-USA chapters from several universities are hosting an on-campus case competition connected to SDG 6: Clean Water.
- Students across the UNA-USA network are developing a service resume using our new mobile platform to connect their service hours to the SDGs.
- Students at Utah Valley University have helped to plan a side event at the United Nations in honor of International Mountain Day and SDG 15: Life on Land.
- George Washington University’s Sustainability Minor uses the framework of the SDGs in their curriculum. UNA-USA students on campus participate in these courses.
- UNA-UCLA hosted a case competition for students connected to the refugee crisis.
- For United Nations Day in October, UNA-USA chapters celebrated with a “Global Goals, Local Leaders” theme and honored members in the community, businesses, and faculty who had been local leaders for the SDGs.
- UNA chapters are encouraging their universities to sign the “We’re Still In” pledge to commit to the Paris Climate Accords.
- Southern Illinois University used fun, hands-on activities to teach students about the SDGs. Making planet Earth more sustainable is possible, as an interactive community event at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale demonstrated. The February 28 event, “Exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”, was a chance for people to learn more about the 17 SDGs through interactive activities.
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