Sustainability Literacy Symposium, 12-13 February 2020, Charleston, SC, USA

SCC joins as co-organizer of the
“Sustainability Literacy” Symposium


Sustainability Literacy:

Faculty, Staff, and Students as Agents of Change

Charleston, SC, February 12-13, 2020

The Symposium will be hosted by the College of Charleston and is being organised by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR), the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP), the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC), and the College of Charleston (CofC), South Carolina, with support from CofC’s Sustainability Literacy Institute.
The call for participation in this symposium has been extended to October 30th.

The aims of the Symposium are as follows:

i. To provide teaching, research and sustainability staff at universities with an opportunity to display and present their works on sustainability literacy (i.e., curriculum innovation, empirical work, activities, case studies and practical projects)

ii. To foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in applying sustainability literacy, especially successful initiatives and good practice

iii. To network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore the possibilities for further cooperation.

The Symposium will also focus on the means to integrate, promote or otherwise catalyze efforts to implement the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will contribute to the further development of this central topic.

A further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on implementing sustainability research available today. Papers which have been accepted, presented and discussed at the Symposium may be submitted for a special issue of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, published by Emerald Publishing (UK), which is the world’s leading journal on sustainability in a higher education context:


Further details about the Sustainability Literacy Symposium at the College of Charleston are available at:

How to submit an abstract

An abstract should be up to 200 words, it should describe the rationale and aims of the paper, and some of its results.  General descriptions of broad contexts should be avoided.  The full contact details about the author(s) need to be provided.  Abstracts should be written in the third person and not in the first or second one (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Please see the conference website for a sample abstract. Abstracts should be sent to: Dr. Mihaela Sima, Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme at <>.  Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive further details about how to submit their full papers, and further logistical information.Co-organizers of the event

Prof. Walter Leal, European School of Sustainability Science, Germany
Dr. Todd LeVasseur, College of Charleston
Ira Feldman, Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

The Sustainability Literacy Symposium is part of the “Accelerating Sustainable Development Series”, which consists of a series of key gatherings on the subject matter of sustainable development. Other events have been organised with a focus on research (Turin, July 2019), teaching (Stockholm, September 2019) and on campus activities (Spain, 2nd-3rd December 2019). For more information on the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, see: