“SDGs and Me: How Can I Contribute to a More Sustainable World?”

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our shared environment. While countries around the world are working together to achieve the goals, and some corporations have started aligning their operations with the SDGs, more awareness is needed to foster continued progress. Hosted by Assistant Sustainability Scientist Joy Scrogum, this presentation will provide an overview of the SDGs and tips for how you can contribute to them within the context of your everyday life and community. 

Director of Allerton Park and Retreat Center Derek Peterson will also be giving a brief overview of the sustainability efforts in place at Allerton as well as an update on our plans for the future.

Registration is required to participate and is limited to 100 people. If you register and are no longer interested in this event, please let us know by emailing anowen2@illinois.edu.

1. Register for the event using the Zoom webinar link here.
2. Sign up for a free Zoom account and download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/signup
3. Sign into your Zoom account and use the link in the webinar confirmation email to attend the event on April 20 at 4:00pm.

This virtual event is free but donations are accepted to help support the Park and public programs. Make your gift here.

If you have questions please contact our Event Coordinator, Ashley, at anowen2@illinois.edu.

About Joy:
Joy Scrogum is an Assistant Scientist, Sustainability at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the sustainability field and received her MS in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign. She is a LEED Green Associate, a Sustainability Excellence Professional (SEP), and serves on the boards of directors for the Illinois Recycling Foundation and the Champaign County Environmental Stewards. She is a member of the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition and the Wasted Food Action Alliance. As part of the ISTC Technical Assistance Program, Joy works with businesses, governmental agencies, and institutions throughout IL on zero waste efforts, sustainability planning, behavior change, and stakeholder engagement. 


Apr 20 2021


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 20 2021
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


FREE (Donations accepted)

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