RCE Salisbury - 2023

RCE Salisbury Annual Report
Basic Information
Title of project : 
RCE Salisbury Annual Report
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Salisbury
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Brittany Foutz
Organizational Affiliation: 
Salisbury University, Dept of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution
Format of project: 
Written Document
Language of project: 
Date of submission:
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Geographical & Education Information
United States
RCE Salisbury Region
In late July RCE Salisbury co-hosted a day-long climate action meeting with the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) focusing on SDG 14, 14, and 15 related projects and programs being undertaken or planned on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

On October 3 to 5, RCE Salisbury hosted the 11th Americas Meeting under the theme “Now, More than Ever! The RCE Network as a Peace Leader! 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 in-person event. This is the third time that RCE Salisbury has hosted the Americas Meeting but was the first time the meeting was in-person.

RCE Salisbury partook in a social media challenge with RCE North Texas’ student journal, know as the The Sustainable Age. The social media challenge featured Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution Spiritual Guide Arun Gandhi. RCE Salisbury also submitted an article for publication with the journal and published a video. For more information: https://www.thesustainableage.com/post/preventing-the-impending-oceanic-apocalypse.

RCE Salisbury Co-Secretariat Brittany Foutz also continued to serve on the RCE Americas Governance Committee and the Americas Strategic Planning Support Committee, and now serves as the Director for the Communications Committee and Education Task Force. Foutz also hosted the SDG + Community Engaged Learning Workshop with Steve Grande and Aditi Garg of RCE Americas a workshop on July 12 where they explored the tensions and opportunities with integrating community-engaged learning with the sustainable development goals.

RCE Salisbury Co-Secretariat Brittany took part in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Action with Track 2: Learning and skills for work, life and sustainable development in the context of the UN Transforming Education Summit.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere 
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Priority Action Area 3 - Developing capacities of educators and trainers 
Priority Action Area 4 - Mobilizing youth 
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
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