RCE Saskatchewan Education for 
Sustainable Development Recognition Event

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Since 2008, the annual RCE Saskatchewan Education for Sustainable Development Recognition Event has honoured local individuals, groups and organizations that have made innovative achievements in education that builds capacity for sustainable development in Saskatchewan and that help contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals 

(2015 - 2030).  Held in a different community each year, the event shines a spotlight on projects from across the province.  

2021 Virtual Event hosted by Saskatchewan Environmental Society

The 13th Annual Education for Sustainable Development Recognition Event was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Zoom and featured sustainability initiatives from school divisions, post-secondary institutions and diverse groups such as Ducks Unlimited, Citizens Environmental Alliance, Canadian Wildlife Federation and others.

For a video of the whole event, as well as videos of all of the Education for Sustainable Development Recognition Award recipient presentations, please go to the RCE SK YouTube Channel.   For a list of the 2021 recipients, check the "Past Recognition Events" tab on this website.

The host for the 2021 Recognition Event was the Saskatchewan Environmental Society.  Founded in 1970, SES works towards environmental sustainability through public education, policy development, and community events.



9:00 a.m.

9:20 a.m.

9:50 a.m.

11:05 a.m.

11:55 a.m.

Event Program

Welcome by Dr. Roger Petry, Elder Lindsay Starr and His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

Special Guests and Sponsors

ESD Recognition Awards Ceremony - recognizing 18 innovative Saskatchewan projects

Interactive Session on "Building a Sustainable Future through Environmental Education and Eco-Literacy"
  • Megan van Buskirk, Sask. Environmental Society 
  • Dr. Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Re-Orienting Education Towards Sustainability, York University
Announcements & Wrap-up

A Message from His Honour

The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

Welcome to the RCE Saskatchewan 2021 Sustainability Awards. I am very 

pleased to serve as Honorary Patron for RCE and I am grateful to the board, staff and volunteers for hosting this event. I also want to thank RCE’s partner this year, Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES), which has been promoting environmental sustainability for over 50 years!

I congratulate everyone who has submitted a project this year. Thank you for your innovation and vision. Many people want to live more sustainably, and are looking for ways to make changes. Your creative projects provide valuable examples of how we can preserve and protect our environment, and create a bright future for this planet and the people and animals who share it.

Please accept my best wishes for an informative and enjoyable event.

Russ Mirasty

Lieutenant Governor

Province of Saskatchewan

Our sponsors made the 2021 Recognition Event possible:


To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Event Coordinator at rcesk.event@gmail.com.