RCE Saskatchewan Education for 
Sustainable Development Recognition Event

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First, what is an RCE?

“An RCE is not a physical centre or building, but rather a network of individuals, organizations and experts who are committed to using education as a tool for building a sustainable future.”


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RCE Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (SK RCE on ESD) seeks to transform education for sustainability in our region. Education is broadly understood to include formal education (such as primary, secondary, and post-secondary education) as well as informal and non-formal education (such as the private media and public education by non-governmental organizations). 


Education at all times respects the autonomy and dignity of the learner. Education for sustainable development aims at promoting reflection and discernment in our region that helps us identify and pursue paths to sustainability. Such paths lead to ongoing improvements in quality of life while sustaining healthy ecosystems. They promote active environmental stewardship, social justice, and intergenerational equity.


The Sask RCE on ESD has outlined six thematic issues along with two cross-cutting themes to serve as a focus of educational activity. These include:


Theme Areas

  • Building sustainable communities
  • Climate Change
  • Cultural Adaptation for Sustainability
  • Health and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Farming and Local Food Production
  • K-12 Education
  • Reconnecting to Natural Prairie Ecosystems 
  • Sustainable Infrastructure including Water and Energy
  • Youth

For more information on RCE Saskatchewan go to our website 


Global Action Programme on ESD

“The overall goal of the draft Global Action Programme is to generate and scale-up action in all levels and areas of education and learning in order to accelerate progress towards sustainable development”.


Follow this link for the full description of UNESCO's GAP


Check out the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development HERE

Other Links you may be interested in: UN, UNESCO 


The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

“World Leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve Three Extraordinary Things in the next 15 years.

  1. End extreme poverty.
  2. Fight inequality & injustice.
  3. Fix climate change.
The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.”

For more information on The Global Goals and more go to www.globalgoals.org/

See the #WeHaveAPlan #GlobalGoals video here