2019 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development

2019 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Now in its 8th year, the RCE Award celebrates projects and programmes on ESD within the Global RCE Network, honouring RCEs who have made outstanding contributions to address local sustainable development challenges in their regions.

The Award recognises projects and programmes that bridge local and global perspectives on sustainable development, those that engage with transformative learning and research, and initiatives that contribute to community engagement, research & development and capacity development of stakeholders and partners.

The winners of the eighth annual RCE Awards covered projects across a spectrum of the SDGs and themes, including climate action, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and of course, quality education. Recipients were awarded across three categories: (1) Outstanding Flagship Project, (2) Acknowledged Flagship Project, and (3) Honourable Mention.

Take a look at the video announcing this year's winners, and see the full list below, including links to each project. Congratulations to all of the winners!


RCE Severn – Radical Sustainability
Thematic Category: SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals 

RCE Warsaw Metropolitan – GreenGo! Promoting Role of Green Infrastructure in Sustainable Development of Non-urban Areas
Thematic Category: SDG 15 – Life on Land

RCE Galicia – "A mina contamina" (The mine pollutes)
Thematic Category: SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

RCE Western Australia – Global Goals Challenge: Showcasing Effective Curricular and Extracurricular Practice Mainstreaming ESD in Schools
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Srinagar – Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction Making India Climate Smart, Disaster Resilient and Sustainable
Thematic Category: SDG 13 – Climate Action

RCE Hangzhou – River Angels: Youth Water Protection Program
Thematic Category: SDG 14 – Life Below Water



RCE Greater Portland – Empowering Students for Environmental Justice: A Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Thematic Category: SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

RCE Kuching – 5R (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose) Campaign Project
Thematic Category: SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

RCE Scotland – College Learning for Sustainability Champions Programme
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Kuching – Sarawak River Art Competition 2019
Thematic Category: SDG 14 – Life Below Water

RCE Borderlands México-USA – “Plan México Zero Hunger” Demonstration Site and Learning Centre in Santa Isabel, Chihuahua México
Thematic Category: SDG 2 – Zero Hunger

RCE Curitiba-Parana – Sustainable Entrepreneurship in School
Thematic Category: SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

RCE Greater Nairobi – Youths and Youth Groups in Accelerating Progress Towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Curitiba-Parana – CICLOVIDA – PHASE I
Thematic Category: SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

RCE Kano – Design and Production of Modified 2 Bricks Clean Cookstoves to Reduce Households' Indoor Air Pollution
Thematic Category: SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

RCE Penang – Malaysia International Young Inventors Olympiad (MIYIO) 2019
Thematic Category: SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

RCE Greater Atlanta – Environmental Justice Academy
Thematic Category: SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

RCE Belarus – TeRRIFICA Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation Fostering Innovative Climate Action
Thematic Category: SDG 13 – Climate Action

RCE North Texas – Future Cities; Livable Futures: Towards a Sustainable Model for Urban-Watershed Systems
Thematic Category: SDG 15 – Life on Land



RCE Greater Dhaka – Linkages between Ecosystem Management and Resilience to Climate Impacts and Food Insecurity
Thematic Category: SDG 13 – Climate Action

RCE Greater Atlanta – Transforming Education and Society through University-Community Partnerships - an RCE Greater Atlanta Track Hosted at the Atlanta Global Studies Symposium on UN Sustainable Development Goals in Education, Research, and Community Engagement
Thematic Category: SDG 4 – Quality Education

RCE Kano – RCE Kano Project on Energy Efficient Recycling of Electric and Electronic Scrap in Nigeria
Thematic Category: SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production