Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious goals, targets and indicators adopted by all United Nations (UN) member states in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The SDGs are broad in scope, address the root causes of poverty, and the universal need for development that works for all people. The 17 SDGs and 169 targets that are included in this agenda seek to mobilize all UN member states to take concrete steps to achieve sustainable development across economic, social and environmental dimensions. 

A key facet of the agenda is a people-centered approach and the recognition that the SDGs are interlinked and integrated. It calls for action by all countries to provide for a more prosperous, peaceful, and healthy future. 

The agenda also recognizes that reaching these goals requires involvement of all stakeholders at the international, national, regional and local levels – governments, businesses, universities, civil society and people everywhere all have roles to play.

Faculty Professional Development - Sustainability

The Office of Energy & Sustainability is looking for interested ACC Faculty that we can collaborate with to develop sustainability focused curriculum.  Specifically, we are looking to work with faculty to review their curriculum and identify areas where the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are present or could be incorporated.  Once the program is developed and vetted, students would get the opportunity to search for and take these classes and could get recognition upon completion.  This will provide a professional development opportunity for faculty participants as well as an incentive for students to take these classes.  Contact us at if you are interested.

Check out our current list of ACC's Environmental Programs & Courses

Service Learning - Sustainability

Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs1.  The Office of Energy & Sustainability can help ACC Faculty incorporate service-learning in their courses through sustainability focused curriculum and volunteer opportunities.

Check out our current list of Local Sustainability Organizations to Volunteer With - this list includes ACC Office of Energy & Sustainability opportunities.

1McDonald, Betty. Improving Teaching and Learning through Experiential Learning. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.