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Student Life
May 31, 2016

Supporting the Global Goals

In celebration of The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, St. Francis College students, faculty, and administrators came together to make a video showing which #globalgoals they support.

(Watch The Global Goals Video)

Last September the United Nations put forward 17 global goals that are intended to help transform our world into a more sustainable place. Goals featured in the video include ideas like: No Poverty, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, and Life Below Water."

"As both a Franciscan institution dedicated to 'care for creation' and a member of a worldwide United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, St. Francis College is a strong supporter of these goals," said Management Professor and Director of the Honors Program John Dilyard who coordinated the project with Adjunct Professor and Director of Media relations Richard Relkin. "By posing with specific goals that have special meaning to them, members of the College community are demonstrating their commitment to this important effort."

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A number of student groups took part in the project, including the Environmental Club, Healthy Habits, LGBTQ Club, Model United Nations, as well as individual professors and administrative departments like Facilities.

Psychology Professor Marisa Cohen and students from her Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL) chose number 17, Partnerships for the Goals, to draw attention to the fact that forming partnerships is a basic human drive and crucial component in helping any campaign succeed.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.


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