Building community collaborations: Stimulating interdisciplinary research around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Duluth

Project: Internal Grant

Project Details


We will assemble panels to discuss community issues around the SDGs and promote regional partnerships. In order to stimulate interdisciplinary and university-community collaboration, we built a campus “Sustainability Portal” that features scholarship, courses, and research related to the 17 SDGs (beta version We also compiled a comprehensive list of community partners with whom we can engage around these issues ( The next step is to aggregate diverse stakeholders around the SDGs to assess the state of our community, share information, and spark action (84)
Effective start/end date9/1/208/1/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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