8th Americas Regional Meeting

8th Americas RCE Meeting 2019

23-25 September, 2019, Burlington, USA

(Photo credit: © Sally McCay, UVM Photo)

The 8th Americas RCE Meeting was organised by RCE Greater Burlington in Burlington, Vermont, USA, from 23rd to 25th September, 2019 with the support of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). 

The Americas RCE Meeting provided a platform to discuss, debate and launch activities that reinforce the fundamental role that education plays in achieving a sustainable future in the region. The meeting showcased a range of innovative sustainability initiatives, such as sustainable food systems during the harvest season, and featured Burlington’s commitment to becoming a sustainable city. Under the theme ‘Human Health and the Environment‘ the meeting highlighted the intersection of SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

A full recap of the meeting is available here

The Global RCE Service Centre would like to thank the team at RCE Greater Burlington, Shelburne Farms, the University of Vermont, and the City of Burlington for their wonderful organisation, collaboration, and dedication in hosting this event.



23-25 September, 2019

Day 1: Rock Point Centre (former Bishop Booth Conference Centre)
Address: 5 Rock Point Road, Burlington, Vermont 05408, USA
Website: https://www.rockpointvt.org/rpc

Day 2-3: Shelburne Farms
Address: 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, Vermont 05482, USA
TEL: +1 802-985-8686 (main)
Website: https://shelburnefarms.org/  

The programme can be accessed here.  


Presentation Presenter/s
Updates from the Global RCE Network: 2018-2019 Dr. Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS


Case Study Presentations:

Healing the Earth, Healing Humanity

Ms. Melissa Sanchez, RCE Borderlands México-USA
Sustainable Urban Development & Public Health in a Warming Planet: A Coursework Dr. Jairo Garcia, RCE Greater Atlanta

National Institute of Science and Technology on Sustainable Sewage Treatment Plants

Dr. Maira Ruggi, RCE Curitiba-Parana
Empowering Students through Train-the-Trainer Workshops Ms. Tahira Mohamad Abbas, RCE Greater Portland
ESD Innovation Centers Mr. Diego Adamson, RCE Cuenca del Plata
Facilitating Communication in the RCE Americas Youth Network Ms. Melissa Sanchez, RCE Borderlands México-USA & Ms. Brittany Foutz, RCE Greater Atlanta
Fighting Global Disease and Degradation of Health Caused by Mosquitoes through Citizen Science Mr. Garry Harris, RCE Greater Atlanta
Transferring Climate Adaptation Knowledge and Tools from New England to Georgetown, South Carolina Ms. Maeve Snyder & Prof. Pamela Martin, RCE Georgetown
Responsible Consumption and Production: RCE Saskatchewan Leadership in a Global Higher Education Cluster for the SDGs Dr. Roger Petry, RCE Saskatchewan
RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network SDG Training Modules Ms. Kristina Chatfield & Ms. Isabella Stubbs, RCE Greater Atlanta
Bringing SDGs into Classrooms through RCE Partnerships Mr. William Gary Cocke, RCE North Texas
Serve-Learn-Sustain's Linked Courses for Trandisciplinary Learning Dr. Ruthie Yow & Mr. David Eady, RCE Greater Atlanta

*These materials have been prepared by the RCE listed beside each item. Its contents and features are the sole responsibility of the authors. For questions and comments please contact the authors.


Presentation Facilitator/s
Engaging Local and Regional Governments for ESD Dr. Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS
Growing Sustainably in an Unprecedented Time of Change: The Sustainable Development Code and Integrating Sustainability

Prof. Jonathan Rosenbloom, Visiting Professor, Vermont Law School

Discussion - Next Steps for RCE Americas Network Dr. Roger Petry, RCE Saskatchewan



Photos from the meeting have been uploaded on Facebook here.