11th Americas Regional Meeting

11th Americas Regional Meeting

3-5 October, 2022, Salisbury, Maryland, USA, hosted by RCE Salisbury

(Photo credit: Dr. Heather McCarty)

The 11th Americas RCE Regional Meeting was held in Salisbury, Maryland (USA) from 3-5 October, 2022, under the theme 'Now, More than Ever! The RCE Network as a Peace Leader!'.

The Americas RCE Regional Meeting provided a regional 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 also took stock of regional initiatives, including the role of ESD in implementing sustainable development on the ground in the Americas region. RCE Salisbury, housed by the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution, hosted this event.

A recap of the meeting is available here.

The Global RCE Service Centre would like to thank the team at RCE Salisbury for their wonderful contributions and efforts organising a successful 11th Americas Regional Meeting, and to all participants for their active participation and contributions.



Date/Time: 3-5 October, 2022

Location: Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Programme: Final programme


Host RCE: RCE Salisbury (blfoutz@salisbury.edu)


4 OCTOBER, 2022

Presentation Presenter/s
RCE Updates: 2021-2022 Philip Vaughter (UNU-IAS)
Collaboration in the Americas to Create Whole Region Approaches to Sustainable Development Roger Petry (RCE Advisor to the Americas)
RCE Americas: Strategy, Governance & Policy - Support Committee Diego Adamson (RCE Cuenca del Plata)
RCE North Texas – Youth Network
Leaders of Today: Youth as Drivers of Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Bhargavi Karumuri Jeyarajah (RCE North Texas)
RCE Youth Network Panel: Hannah Garthwaite Hannah Garthwaite (RCE Georgetown RISE Youth)
RCE Salisbury Youth Network Presentation: Conflict Prevention and Creative Problem Solving RCE Salisbury Youth
Nomination of Regional Youth Coordinator to the RCE Community (Americas) Roger Petry (RCE Advisor to the Americas)
Teaching the SDGs through Experiential Learning Jennifer Hirsch and Kristina Chatfield (RCE Greater Atlanta)
Cross Pollination: Sharing Ideas and Information Across Institutions Aditya G. Desai and Audrey Anne Rader (RCE Greater Atlanta)
RCE Georgetown: Localizing the Goals in SC Pamela Martin (RCE Georgetown)
RCE North Texas: SDG Cities Challenge Meghna Tare (RCE North Texas)
First Annual Student Sustainability Summit Heather Korzun and Steve Grande (RCE Shenandoah Valley)

5 OCTOBER, 2022

Presentation Presenter/s

RCE Americas Communications, Technology and Administration - Support Committee

Diego Adamson, Maira Ruggi, Ilan Bass, Oriana Silva, Brittany Foutz, Cinzia Lombardo, and Julian Ramirez
An Intro. of the RCE Americas Task Force on Education Brittany Foutz (RCE Salisbury) and Task Force Members
A View of the Ukraine War You Haven’t Heard Before Brian Polkinghorn (RCE Salisbury) and Mitzi Perdue (MPA, F.ISRM, Anti-Trafficking Advocate, Award-Winning Author of MARK VICTOR HANSEN, RELENTLESS)
Best Afghan Girls: Empowering Girls with 21st Century Skills Roderic Brame, Habiba Ashna Marhoon, Nargis Hassanzai, and Rachel Brame
Toolkits for Community Empowerment Project Ros Wade (RCE London) and Roger Petry (RCE Saskatchewan)
Benefits for RCEs in Becoming Involved with COMMEET Roger Petry (RCE Advisor to the Americas)
What Could COMMEET's Community Empowerment APPROACH Mean for an RCE? Jos Hermans (COMMEET) and Roger Petry (RCE Advisor to the Americas)
Toward Transformative Education Using an Ecowomanist Approach for Regenerative Development Christina Hylton (RCE Greater Atlanta)
Time is Running Out: The United Nations and Cilmate Change Thomas Boudreau

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



Title Author
A Few Considerations Maya C. Thompson
Intermission Sarah Brockhaus
Woolly Bear Caterpillar in December Siobhan Murray
A Warning from Our Mother Summer Smith


Photos from the meeting have been uploaded on Facebook here.

Videos from the meeting are available here: