SDG 15 - Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

British Virgin Islands: Coastal Environments and Sustainability Experiential Field Study

The program presents biological, chemical, geological and physical coastal systems concepts to help students make observations and draw conclusions about the dynamics of coastal environments within the context of sustainability and human interactions with those systems.

Costa Rica: Honors College Service Learning

This program will allow Honors College students to have service learning experiences in community organizations in the Uvita area that are focused on marine and coastal sustainability. Through their service learning, the students will engage in dialogue with Costa Ricans to learn about Costa Rican society and culture as they learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These service experiences will provide students with multiple perspectives on the challenge of the UN Agenda for 2030 through sustained engagement with local community members engaged in environmental wo

France: Go Green - Sustainable Practices in Business and Industry, School of Engineering and Technology

This interdisciplinary course emphasizes sustainability, globalization and French culture. In this context, sustainability refers to design, engineering, manufacturing, technology, and leadership processes implemented and maintained in industry and business for the purpose of being environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and socially responsible. Students will visit industries, municipalities and universities such as EDF Hydroelectric Power Station in Serre-Ponçon (largest Dam in Europe), Frioul Island (Organic Fish Farm), Solar Farm in Vinon-sur-Verdon, Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence, Polytech Marseille - Aix-Marseille Universite, etc. to see various innovative methods of technology, manufacturing, and engineering, as well as embedded sustainable practices.

Germany: Go Green - Sustainable Practices in Business and Industry, School of Engineering and Technology

This interdisciplinary course emphasizes sustainability, globalization and German culture. In this context, sustainability refers to design, engineering, manufacturing, technology, and leadership processes implemented and maintained in industry and business for the purpose of being environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and socially responsible. Students will visit industries, municipalities and universities such as Mercedes, Roche, MVV Energie, City of Mannheim, and the University of Kaiserslautern to see various innovative methods of technology, manufacturing, and engineering, as well as embedded sustainable practices. Germany is known for its innovative technology and engineering practices and their sustainable culture and business practices.

Greece: Documenting Historical Cultural Artifacts & Traditions

This is an international service-learning course that takes place on the Greek island of Paros. Service projects will include, producing promotional videos for local tourism; documentary videos of island lifestyles, cultural and archeological sites; producing 3D graphical recreations of archeological locations; and photojournalism.

Worldwide: International Human Rights Law Internships, School of Law

McKinney School of Law students do internships in the field of international human rights law. The substantive areas of their work have touched on many of the SDGs, and can potentially touch on all of them. Since 1997, our program has had international human rights law internship placements in over 75 countries on six continents.