Let’s educate each other and mobilize for action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and Dickinson reaching carbon neutrality, we are organizing a day of teach-in sessions for members of the Dickinson and Carlisle communities to educate each other about and promote action on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Proposals are invited for sessions to be led by students, faculty, staff and Carlisle community members and on diverse topics and from diverse perspectives.

Attend a workshop for help developing your ideas for a session; submit a session proposal; lead, speak in or help facilitate a session; put Earth Day April 22nd on your calendar and plan to attend one or more sessions. 

Deadline to submit a proposal is February 28, 2020. Details below.

Help Dickinson and Carlisle celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and reaching carbon-neutrality by organizing a 50-minute teach-in session to raise understanding and promote action on one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Proposals for sessions are invited from faculty, students, staff and community members. The selected sessions will take place on Dickinsonn's campus throughout the day on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Locations are TBD.

Share your knowledge, skills, passions and ideas for educating and mobilizing for action on these and other important issues by proposing and leading a teach-in session. Interactive, creative and inclusive learning formats are encouraged. We seek to have sessions on a diversity of issues from a diversity of perspectives and identities.

Proposals should be submitted by February 28th using the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM. Before starting the online proposal form, prepare the following information in a Word document from which you can copy and paste to complete the form:

  • Your name
  • Title of your session
  • Names of speakers and facilitators
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goal(s) addressed
  • Learning outcomes
  • Actions that would be promoted
  • Brief description of your session.
  • Materials needed
  • Preferred time slot

Two workshops were offered to help others develop session proposals, answer questions and connect those willing to collaborate. However, it's not too late- reach out to learyn@dickinson.edu for more information or to find out if others are able to help you!

If you want to help but don’t want to lead a session, you can send us an expression of your interests using this:


We will try to connect you with organizers of sessions that relate to your interests.

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals encompass aspirations such as ending poverty and hunger, promoting health and wellbeing, reducing inequality, achieving gender equality, taking action on climate change, ensuring access to clean water, conserving and sustainably managing environmental resources, and promoting sustainable economic growth and decent work for all.

Learn more about the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals