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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG´s) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals.

TAKING ACTION provides a dialogue among academicians, students and community members to address a respective goal, its relevance, implementation, and promotion. Click here to find out other ways to take action.

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Taking Action - Spring 2021 (recorded event videos)

January 13 | SDG 4 - Quality Education

Discussion Panelists:

Dean Vessela Ilieva, UVU School of Education

Parker Fawson, Professor, USU School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Anu Warinowski, Head of Faculty Development, University of Turku, Finland

Katelyn Muro, UVU Student - Special Education Program 

January 27 | SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities

Discussion Panelists:

Jackie Biskupski, Former Salt Lake City Mayor

Genevive Richards, Coordinator UVU Sustainability

Hillary Hungerford, Associate Professor, UVU Earth Science Department

Reagan Golightly, UVU Student - Geography Major 

February 10 | SDG 13 - Climate Action

Discussion Panelists:

Dean Danny Horns, UVU College of Science

Dr. Alessandro Zanazzi, Associate Professor, UVU Earth Science

Josh Craft, Government/Corporate Relations Manager, Utah Clean Energy

Tom Moyer, Robotics Engineer and State Coordinator, Utah Citizen’s Climate Lobby

February 24 | SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Discussion Panelists:

Dean Norm Wright, UVU Woodbury School of Business

Dr. Maritza Sotomayor, Assoc. Professor, UVU Finance and Economics

Ben Kolendar, Director, SLC Department of Economic Development

March 3 | SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Discussion Panelists:

Tara Ivie, Senior Director, UVU Women's Success Center and Wee Care Center

Susan Madsen, Founding Director of Utah Women & Leadership Project

Samira Harnish, Founder and Executive Director of Women of the World

March 24 | SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Discussion Panelists:

Sam Elzinga, UVU Student – Political Science and Integrated Studies

Andrew Jensen, UVU Student – National Security Studies and Computer Science

Lee Winkleman, US Dpt. of Defense, Logistics Management Specialist Hill AFB

April 21 | SDG 15 - Life on Land | international Earth Day Commemoration with Orem Rotary 

Discussion Panelists:

Dean Robinson President, Orem Rotary

Clark Merkley Past President, Orem Rotary

Baktybek Abdrisaev Advisor, UVU Rotaract

Yana Andersen President, UVU Rotaract 



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