"Straw Bale Workshop", Craik, July 6-8, 2012

Please see the updated poster below for this exciting workshop.

Invitation to the 7th Global RCE Conference in Tongyeong, Korea 21-24 September 2012

Dear RCE Colleagues,

On behalf of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and Tongyeong Education Foundation for Sustainable Development, we are pleased to inform you that the 7th Global RCE Conference will be held in Tongyeong, the Republic of Korea from 21 to 24 September 2012. The Conference will be kindly hosted by RCE Tongyeong and City of Tongyeong. Attached please find the official invitation letter and conference programme for your reference. We would appreciate it if you could share this information with other members of your RCEs.

The registration is now open and can be done through the Conference website ( before Friday, 22 June 2012. For those who would like to request financial support from UNU-IAS, the deadline for registrations is Friday, 15 June 2012.

We hope that the 7th Global RCE Conference will provide visions and momentum to the enhancement of ESD towards 2014 and beyond. In order to produce a tangible outcome, we seek your active participation in the preparatory process to develop discussions on various (thematic, strategic and operational) issues through the RCE Portal ( More details on each session will be shared with you shortly.

Prior to and during the Conference, RCE Tongyeong is organizing a series of side-events listed below:

·         Global RCE Poster Exhibition (22-23 September) – register online

·         Global Learning Market (22-23 September)  - register online

·         Greenmap Exhibition (June 2012- June 2013) –  register online

·         Donate a set of publications of your RCEs to the ESD Library at Eco-Park – You can either ship it to RCE Tongyeong or bring it with you.  

· PDF version of the RCE materials (for distribution by USB during the conference) – please sent it to

For more details, please refer to the Conference website ( Your contribution would be mostly appreciated!

Thank you very much for your kind attention. We look forward to your active participation.

Warm regards,

Global RCE Service Centre

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

Good News Story About Sustainability Initiatives in Nipawin Area

Please see the wonderful story by Jason Warick regarding the exciting sustainability initiatives happening in the Nipawin area.--Roger

Dr. Charles Hopkins - Luncheon Discussion - March 20, 2012

The luncheon meeting held March 20, 2012  provided an opportunity for senior business and education leaders to explore ways in which business, industry and education sectors can work together to move the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) agenda forward in Saskatchewan.  Please refer to the Outcomes Document, which captured the discussion.

RCE Facilitation Group Meeting Minutes May 10, 2012

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Coordinators, Partners, and Supporters,

Please find attached the minutes from our very successful and productive RCE Facilitation Group meeting yesterday. The minutes provide a good overview of ESD work going on in our province and specific upcoming events and activities. Please note that all motions and action items are in bold text.

If anyone who was unable to attend the meeting has a report/information/updates they would like to have included, feel free to send these to be incorporated in the minutes. Thank you, especially, to Adrienne Billings for doing a wonderful job of typing up these minutes.

Best wishes,

Roger Petry and Lyle Benko, Co-Coordinators
RCE Saskatchewan

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