EQUINOX

Established in March 2017 as a platform to advocate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the annual EQUINOX Week and Symposium are dedicated to socio-economic-ecological impacts of sustainability. The initiative advances a diverse set of interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration -- catalyzing partnership among students, alumni, faculty, staff, professionals, policy makers, stakeholders, community members, and advocates.

Civil society, industries, and several governments along with the United Nations are initiating inclusive, universal, and united efforts to reach the UN Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030 for transforming our world and enhancing the lives of people. The EQUINOX aims to promote a dynamic dialogue among the KSU community and other institutions to advocate innovative concepts and practices in sustainability and its future trajectory through diverse disciplinary lenses -- focusing on the interconnected United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for people and planet.

The Spring Equinox marks the precise moment of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and of astronomical autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. The Spring Equinox has been an ancestral festivity marking the New Year of several nations around the world. The first Earth Day celebration was also held on the Spring Equinox, March 21st, 1970 (proposed as a global initiative by peace activist John McConnell at the National UNESCO Conference in 1969). The Equinoctial Earth Day has been celebrated by the United Nations annually thereafter with the ringing of UN Peace Bell to call for the world justice and peace.

EQUINOX 2019

We look forward to you joining us during the 2019 Spring EQUINOX Symposium, Week and Exhibition:

 EQUINOX Symposium: UN SDGs

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • EQUINOX Symposium: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    Further details on the schedules and speakers will be published during the Spring Semester. 

  • Registration will be available soon.

 

 EQUINOX Week: UN SDGs

March 18 - 22, 2019

  • Join us for the 2019 Spring EQUINOX Week.

    We seek proposals on socio-economic-ecological topics that span multidisciplinary interests and align with one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals -- and/or the theme of a specific day during the EQUINOX Week.

     

    UN Goals

    The proposal submission includes: 

    Event Title

    1. Event Related UN SDGs and/or UN Days-Themes
    2. Event Type – Delivery format
    3. Event Description
    4. Event Date(s)
    5. Event Location(s)
    6. Organizers' Info 

     

    Submit Proposal

    Timeline

    Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, November 12th

    Selection Announcement: By the end of December 2018

    NOTE: Submission is open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, professionals, policy makers, and stakeholders the Atlanta metropolitan area. There is no limit in the number of proposals one might submit.

     

  • NOTE: Further details on the schedules and events will be announced during the Spring Semester.

    March 21st

    • Solar Spring EQUINOX
    • UN International Day of Nowruz -- an ancestral festivity marking the New Year of several nations around the world
    • UN International Day of Forests
    • UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    • UNESCO World Poetry Day

    March 22nd

    • UN International Day of Water

    March 23rd

    • UN World Meteorological Day
    • National Energy Education Day
  • March 20th UN International Day of Happiness (well-being)

 

 EQUINOX Exhibition

Information coming soon


 

Organizer & Advisory Board

  • Information coming soon

  • Information coming soon


Sponsors & Partners

 

  • CIFAL

    CIFAL Atlanta

    International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders / Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders

 

  • unitar

    UNITAR

    United Nations Institute for Training and Research

  • KSU Division of Global Affairs

    Division of Global Affairs

     KSU

  • KSU Dept. of Architecture

    Department of Architecture - College of Architecture and Construction Management

    KSU

 

  • Contact

    For further information contact Dr. Pegah Zamani, College of Architecture and Construction Management.

     

    • Past Event Archive

      • Click to open the 2018 detailed week schedule

        Tuesday, March 20:

        UN International Day of Happiness

        Marietta Campus | ARCH N BLDG: PIT + Gallery | 11:00AM - 1:30PM

        • Opening: EQUINOX_Exhibit
        • EQUINOX Lecture Series: Happiness
        • Tour: Campus Sustainability

        Wednesday, March 21: 

        UN Day of Forest, Racial Discrimination Elimination, Poetry, Nowruz

        Sponsored by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

        Kennesaw Campus | Prillaman BLDG: Indoor Plaza | 9:30AM - 2:30PM

        • EQUINOX SYMPOSIUM: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
        • Farmers Market Spring Festival

        Thursday, March 22: 

        UN Day of Water

        Kennesaw Campus | SC302, Science Laboratory: Atrium, Campus Green | 11:30AM - 2:30PM

        • EQUINOX Lecture Series: Water
        • The Oasis
        • Campus Sustainability Tour
        • Event: KSU OwlSwap Location: Campus Green

        Friday, March 23: 

        National Energy Education Day

        Marietta Campus | ARCH N BLDG: PIT + Gallery | 9:30AM - 1:30PM

        • EQUINOX Forum: Energy and Built Environment
        • Tour: Solar Energy on Campus

        Saturday, March 24:

        Earth HOUR

        Kennesaw Campus | Austin Residence Complex II: Green | 7:30PM - 9:30PM

        • Global Climate Change Action

        March 21 - 27

        • UN Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination 

        EQUINOX_Exhibit 2018

        Click to open the 2018 exhibition details.

       

       

       

       

       

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