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Newsletter - March 2019
RCE Severn at the University of Gloucestershire
Radical Sustainability Masterclass with Interface

In February we hosted an exclusive event in partnership with Interface, major corporate sustainability pioneers who are 3rd in the 2018 Globescan sustainability leaders survey. The event aimed to advance sustainability as critical to the future of business and to build our local business links in sustainability.  

The 'Radical Sustainability' event involved a business masterclass with Interface as guest experts and participation from senior leaders in over 25 companies that are driving sustainability in their organisations, who interacted with the finalists of our student competition and with staff from across the university.

Find out more: here

Annual Sustainability Report 2017/18 features RCE Severn projects 

We have now released our second Annual Sustainability Report (ASR) which shows how the University is delivering on its sustainability goals and also contributing towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It shows the top stories of change from last academic year, including our move to fully divest fossil fuel.

RCE Severn stories of the year are featured including our learning projects with community partners and the contribution of the network towards the Glos2050 discussions in 2018.

Read the report: here

Let us know what you think: here
News and activities from across the RCE Severn Region
Join our free celebration of community, cultural diversity and collaboration for the Global Sustainability Goals

Local partners have joined forces with university students in our 'Live Smart'
community challenge, celebrated in this RCE Forum partnership event with Gloucester Cathedral.

Join us to make new connections and hear about actions supporting sustainability with a wide variety of community groups and RCE Severn partners, to create positive change for the Global Goals. Local partners have set a range of challenges including bulb planting, litter picks, creating musical stories and fundraising.

This year’s Forum will showcase these collaborations, with music, food and a sculpture workshop to create your own gargoyle, inspired by your stories of identity, place and culture. 

Find out more: event flier 

Book your place: complete this simple form
Global RCE news
The World Youth Report: Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The world report on Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), examines the mutually supportive roles of the 2030 Agenda and current youth development efforts. This report focuses primarily on the areas of education and employment and underlines that the realization of these goals is fundamental to overall youth development.
Read the report: here.
2019 International Essay Contest for Young People – Creating a Society Full of Kindness
This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world. This programme is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), organized by Goi Peace Foundation. This year’s theme is on “Creating a Society Full of Kindness”.
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Further info: here

Competition flier: here.
Free Learning Resources
UNESCO video tutorials - How to build a learning city for sustainability  
Global Citizenship Education Online Campus - Glocal Justice and Peacebuilding
Email us
If you would like to make a contribution to the next newsletter please contact Miriam Webb, RCE Severn Co-ordinator by April 30th at:
RCE Severn is part of a global network of RCEs endorsed by the United Nations University. The RCEs were instrumental in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014), translating its global objectives into the context of their local communities. The RCEs now support implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD which followed the DESD. 

RCE Severn Director: Dr Alex Ryan, Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH. Telephone +44 (0)844 8010001.

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