Sustainable Development Goals
Protecting the Planet and Ensuring Prosperity for All
Many initiatives and activities at Purchase College advance the goals of protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all, as defined by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, a global delegations of experts developed, debated and introduced the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted by the United Nations and its 193 member countries. The 17 goals emerged from rigorous research into global conditions and trends.
They are at the forefront of international development conversations, initiatives, and require innovative research collaborations to create new possibilities and a better future for a more sustainable world. To learn more about what each of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals entails and its benefit, click one of the icons below or the buttons on the right!
Tea Chat with a Librarian: An Idea Sharing SocialTime: 2:15pm—4:00pm
We want to hear from you! Enjoy (free) tea and snacks, meet your librarians, and help us plan fun activities and other initiatives for 2023.
Koru Mindfulness Practice-drop-inTime: 3:00pm—4:00pm
Drop in to learn and practice Koru Mindfulness practices
The language describing each goal was sourced from the un.org Sustainable Development Goals website.
Professors Receive Grant for Innovative, Climate-focused Study Abroad Program in NorwayThe Chancellor’s Grant for Innovative Study Abroad Programs provides financial support to unique study abroad programs and opportunities to increase student mobility overseas.
Purchase Among the Most LGBTQ Friendly CollegesThe Princeton Review rates Purchase College among the most LGBTQ-friendly colleges.
Purchase College Joins UN’s University Global Coalition
The move is part of the college’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and social justice.
Purchase Alum Bikes Across the US for Affordable Housing AwarenessBrittny Cooper ’15 cycles over 4,000 miles across the US to raise awareness for affordable housing.