Engaging with the Global Goals, Building a Sustainable Future at Newark

Friday, March 1st 12:00 pm

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 12:00-4:00 p.m. | Bove Auditorium (1 Washington Park, Newark, NJ)
Sponsored by Rutgers Business School, Rutgers Global, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, Rutgers Sustainability Coalition, Rutgers University Committee for Sustainability, and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Please kindly register for this event here.

Students are invited to collaborate with Newark business and community leaders to design innovative social impact projects inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals. Topics to be discussed include:

Health & Wellness (SDGs 2, 3, 11, 12)

  • Table 1 -  Newark Science and Sustainability Projects: Urban Agriculture/Wellness/ Nutrition
    Tobias Fox and Professor Rachel Emas, with support from Linda M. Kelley
  • Table 2 - Don't Miss A Day Boxed Food Drive
    Lieutenant Jamie Hendrix, Newark Police, with Professor Leon Fraser
  • Table 3 - Community Gardens as Learning Laboratories 
    Lorraine Gibbons, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, supported by Magda Comeau.
  • Table 4 - Opportunity Project at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center “Beth Greenhouse” and Boys and Girls Club of Newark
    Lorraine Gibbons, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, supported by Magda Comeau.
  • Table 5 - Farm Market Distribution/Logistics Plan
    Emilio Panasci, supported by Professor Rachel Emas and Linda M. Kelley

Education (SDGs 4, 10) & Employment Issues (SDGs 1, 5, 8, 9, 10)

  • Table 10 - Clean Potable Water in Newark
    Govi Rao, Founder/Partner, CarbonGroup.global, Supported by William G. Russell
  • Table 11 - Improving Math Skills of K8-K12 students in Newark, supporting local area tutors. 
    Ratan Agarwal, Shayne Veramallay, Partners, CarbonGroup.Global
  • Table 12 - Engaging the Next Generation in Manufacturing Careers
    Jackie, Luciano, Zago Manufacturing, Supported by Professor Sharon Hellman
  • Table 13 - United Fashion & Arts Council (UFAC) Waste to Fashion
    Tiah Knox, United Fashion & Arts Council, Supported by Professor Loubna Erraji

Climate & Environmental Justice (SDGs 6, 7, 10,13)

  • Table 6 - Newark Science and Sustainability (SAS) Projects:  Renewable Energy
    Tobias Fox and Professor Rachel Emas, with support from Mike Kornitas
  • Table 7 - Humanities Action Lab Initiative on Climate and Environmental Justice
    Aleia Brown, Program Manager, Humanities Action Lab, Dr. Can Uslay, Sandy Becker
  • Table 8 - Sustainable Jersey as a model for local action to achieve collective social impact 
    Melanie McDermott, Sustainability Institute, TCNJ. Supported by Nathaly Agosto Filión, and Professor Jill Lipoti, Rutgers.
  • Table 9 - Commercial Energy Efficiency Outreach Campaign to Small/Medium-sized Newark Businesses
    Tony O’Donnell, TRC Solutions

Built Environment/Ecological Building (SDGs 11, 15)

  • Table 14 - Frelinghuysen Ave Corridor Master Plan, Newark NJ 
    Professor Barbara Faga, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. Supported by Magda Comeau.

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Global Goals Grid

Welcoming Remarks
Jeana Wirtenberg
Associate Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Yaw M. Mensah
Executive Vice Dean, Rutgers Business School

Nathaly Agosto-Filion
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Newark

Gary Cohen
Founder, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Tobias A. Fox
Founder and Director, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.

Jens Molbak
Founder, WinWin

*Free lunch will be provided with this event.

Please kindly register for this event here.

General Inquiries: Jeana Wirtenberg (jwirtenberg@business.rutgers.edu)
Registration Questions: Greg Costalas (gcostalas@global.rutgers.edu)