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.
We look forward to you joining us during the 2019 Spring EQUINOX Symposium, Week and Exhibition:
EQUINOX Symposium: UN SDGs
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Schedule and Speakers
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
Call for Proposals
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.
The proposal submission includes:
- Event Related UN SDGs and/or UN Days-Themes
- Event Type – Delivery format
- Event Description
- Event Date(s)
- Event Location(s)
- Organizers' Info
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.
- 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
- UN International Day of Water
- UN World Meteorological Day
- National Energy Education Day
United Nation + National Days/ThemesMarch 20th UN International Day of Happiness (well-being)
Information coming soon
Organizer & Advisory Board
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Organizer and Advisory Board information coming soon.
Sponsors & Partners
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