I have participated twice as a member of the Scientific Committee in the WSSDU (World Symposium in Sustainable Development at Universities) Conferences, first in Rio (Rio+20) then last year in Manchester. These are led by my colleague Walter Leal Filho.
Following the conferences academics from across the world particpate on a designated day to engage with education for sustainable development.
As an outcome of the WSSD-U-2014: http://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/wssd-2014.html preparations have now been completed for the ‘Teach-In Day
All the presentations from the conference are now on-line at:
These can be visited and used as a basis for lectures, to be held as part of the Teach-In Day on 26th March. In this context, a student group in Australia can discuss sustainability at Mexican universities, or a group of US students can debate about sustainability initiatives in Malaysia, using the presentations provided. They may also contact the named experts, who authored the presentations, to ask questions or seek further details.
The 3rd World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day aims to unite the global sustainability community, and thousands of people can take part on it. As a truly global event, the Teach-In Day will cater for all time zones.
Participation is open to anyone interested, and is free of any charges. However, in order to allow the organisers monitor the level of participation and impact of the event, interested persons need to register at:
The 25th March 2015 will be a very special day. A day devoted to sustainability. Please consider participation.