Feb. 20–24, 2023

Wondering what you can do to become a better advocate for sustainable development? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".

SDGs LAB empowers youth to become sustainability leaders through virtual educational sessions that will connect, educate, and empower participants to become catalysts for change in their communities.

Through a speaker series, seminar, and interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to reflect and build on their understanding of sustainable development. This program is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, in partnership with Foundation For Environmental Stewardship. Upon successful completion of the SDG's LAB, students will receive a certificate of completion.

All three program sessions are mandatory for students to receive their certificate. The Boost Session is live (in virtual format), while the other two sessions are virtual programs that can be completed at your own pace once they are launched (before the Boost Session). 

Launch Session | Monday, Feb. 20

SDGs Deep Dive Interactive Keynote, presented by youth activist Steve Lee. You’ll learn about the SDGs — their history, their targets, their indicators, and more. 

  • This is an asynchronous online course that you can complete at your own pace.

Activate Session | Tuesday, Feb. 21

This seminar will give you specific examples of real ways youth can engage with the SDGs in their local communities. We’ll discuss where and how you can actually intervene and innovate to make an impact. 

  • This is an asynchronous online course that you can complete at your own pace.

Boost Session | Friday, Feb. 24

This training and action-plan development workshop will guide participants through the practical ways to begin SDGs projects in their local communities and the steps on how to convert those ideas into action! In this live (virtual) session, you'll be working in groups with your peers so that you can network and apply SDG action theories to your campus and community. 

  • This training and workshop will be held live (virtually) via Zoom.