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(approved by vote April 2023)

Our mission statement:

The Environmental and Sustainability Education SIG promotes scholarly research and professional activities of those concerned with the intersection of education (broadly defined) and sustainable development and climate change. Specifically, the SIG explores how the discourse and practice of sustainable development affect educational institutions and how educational institutions facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes needed for sustainable development and addressing climate change.



The ESE SIG will have three elected officers: two Co-Chairs and one Program Chair. The officers are to be selected to staggered terms of two years, renewable for a second two-year term. Should an elected officer be unable to serve the full term, elections will be held online to fill that position.


The ESE SIG Co-Chairs:

1.Represent the SIG at SIG meetings during the CIES annual meeting and throughout the year.

2.Communicate with the OED

3.Coordinate SIG officer elections and forward the positions up for election, and term(s), names, short biographies (100 words) of the nominees for SIG officer elections to the OED. 

4.Complete and submit the annual report and budget for the following period starting after the annual conference

5.Coordinate and keep track of activities of the SIG and elected officers

6.Organize meetings and workshops to keep membership engaged throughout the year


They will also:

1.Maintain the historical archives of the SIG

2.Manage the SIG website, listserv or email list and social media as well as the micro-pages managed by OED.

3.Plan the business meeting and provide information on the SIG’s expenses 

4.Disseminate newsletter and post announcements from the ESE SIG and members on social media.


The Program Chair:

1.     Will preside over the Program Committee for the annual CIES Conference and will enlist volunteers from the SIG’s membership for the peer-review process and the paper/poster/roundtable proposals. The Program Chair will be supported by another appointed program chair. This can be one of the co-chairs.

2.     Will organize highlighted and regular panels and related sessions among the accepted proposals

3.     Will communicate with the CIES program committee to indicate the results of the evaluation of the proposals.

4.     Will organize workshops online throughout the year to keep our membership engaged. 

5.     Will liaise with other SIGs to co-sponsor workshops related to climate change, sustainability, and environmental education. 

The ESE SIG is further ruled by the Handbook for Officers of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Comparative and International Education Society as approved by the CIES Board of Directors. 

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