Established in March 2017 as a platform to advocate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the annual KSU Spring EQUINOX Week is dedicated to a diverse set of socio-ecological events catalyzing interactions among students, alumni, faculty, staff, professionals, policy makers, and stakeholders.
Civil society, industries, and several governments along with the United Nations are initiating inclusive, universal, and united efforts to reach the UN Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030 for transforming our world and enhancing the lives of people. The EQUINOX Week aims to promote a dynamic dialogue among the KSU community and other institutions to advocate and advance concepts and practices in sustainability and its future trajectory through diverse disciplinary lenses -- focusing on the interconnected United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for people and planet.
The EQUINOX week includes multiple events to tie the Spring Equinox (March 21st) and the Earth Hour (March 24th) at the KSU two campuses. The Spring Equinox marks the precise moment of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and of astronomical autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. The Spring Equinox has been an ancestral festivity marking the New Year of several nations around the world. The first Earth Day celebration was also held on the Spring Equinox, March 21st, 1970 (proposed as a global initiative by peace activist John McConnell at the National UNESCO Conference in 1969). The Equinoctial Earth Day has been celebrated by the United Nations annually thereafter with ringing of UN Peace Bell to call for the world justice and peace.
We look forward to you joining us during the 2018 Spring EQUINOX Week.
Registration | EQUINOX Symposium 2018
Schedule + Themes | EQUINOX Week 2018Click to open the 2018 detailed week schedule
Tuesday, March 20:
UN International Day of Happiness
Marietta Campus | ARCH N BLDG: PIT + Gallery | 11:00AM - 1:30PM
- Opening: EQUINOX_Exhibit
- EQUINOX Lecture Series: Happiness
- Tour: Campus Sustainability
Wednesday, March 21:
UN Day of Forest, Racial Discrimination Elimination, Poetry, Nowruz
Sponsored by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Kennesaw Campus | Prillaman BLDG: Indoor Plaza | 9:30AM - 2:30PM
- EQUINOX SYMPOSIUM: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Farmers Market Spring Festival
Thursday, March 22:
UN Day of Water
Kennesaw Campus | SC302, Science Laboratory: Atrium, Campus Green | 11:30AM - 2:30PM
- EQUINOX Lecture Series: Water
- The Oasis
- Campus Sustainability Tour
- Event: KSU OwlSwap Location: Campus Green
Friday, March 23:
National Energy Education Day
Marietta Campus | ARCH N BLDG: PIT + Gallery | 9:30AM - 1:30PM
- EQUINOX Forum: Energy and Built Environment
- Tour: Solar Energy on Campus
Saturday, March 24:
Kennesaw Campus | Austin Residence Complex II: Green | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
- Global Climate Change Action
March 21 - 27
- UN Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination
Invitation: Call for Proposals
Join us for the 2018 Spring EQUINOX Week.
We seek proposals on socio-ecological topics that span multidisciplinary interests and align with one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals -- and/or the theme of a specific day during the EQUINOX Week, March 19th-24th.
The proposal submission includes:
- Event Title
- Event Type – the delivery format [installation, exhibition, workshop, lecture, …]
- Event Description -- max 300 words
- Proposed Date(s)
- Proposed Location(s)
- Bio of the proposing organizer(s) – max 100 words
- One image related to the event [e.g. past organized events, …]
Please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposal Submission Deadline: Tuesday Nov 7th, 2017
Selection Announcement: Mid December 2017
NOTE: Submission is open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, professionals, policy makers, and stakeholders. There is no limit in the number of proposals one might submit.
For further information contact Dr. Pegah Zamani, College of Architecture and Construction Management.