Urban Extension: A Professional Development Offering

Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Platform

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the SDGs are a call for action by all countries - poor, rich and middle-income - to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, equality and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and working to preserve our ocean and forests. URL: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/

Journal of Human Sciences and Extension - Special Issue: Urban Extension

This special issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension focuses on urban Extension, offering a comprehensive series of articles from experts who have synthesized our changing urban landscape of opportunity. Our hope is that these articles will position, guide, and inform program, policy, and system decisions by honoring the past and driving us energetically towards the future vitality of Extension as we

serve the changing demographics of our country. URL: https://www.jhseonline.com/issue/view/05-02

Community-Based Green Infrastructure, A Rutgers Cooperative Extension Urban Extension Initiative A successful urban Cooperative Extension (Extension) program has been developed by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program around green infrastructure in New Jersey. The program has gained the trust of the regulators at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the nonprofit community, state groups, elected officials, and consultants. This paper discusses the development process of an urban Extension program to work with communities to address their combined sewer overflow issues, including educational programs, partnerships, and funding. Additionally, the paper discusses the implementation of the program in Camden City, New Jersey, and the impacts associated with the program’s implementation. Finally, the paper provides a vision for regional collaboration among Land-Grant Universities around green infrastructure. URL: https://www.jhseonline.com/issue/view/05-02

Using Film to Create Sustainable Community Connections

Although it may seem simple, one of the biggest challenges in creating change is simply getting the conversation started. Film offers a visually engaging and stimulating perspective to examine a wide variety of complex issues that are ever present in diverse communities. It utilizes storytelling as the platform to deliver relevant, expert information to educate and engage audiences while retaining elements of a

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