Newton University

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action on September 25th

SDG Sticker Album

Brazil Belo Horizonte
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
Who never had a sticker album collection? In Brazil, collecting stickers and completing albums is something that engages all ages. People come together to create small communities around exchanging stickers. Why do not use this behavior to raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals? Newton action for the SDGs will be to create and hand to our community packs of stickers with some of the 17 SDGs. They will have to change with others in order to complete the 17. Since collaboration is one of the crucial elements for the Agenda 2030, Newton will engage its community in a creative fun way to learn and reinforce our commitment in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
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Global Awareness and Local Impact

Brazil Belo Horizonte
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
Academia is a key actor in a collaborative effort towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Besides the scientific researches that lead to innovation and technology, universities must engage in leveraging the next generation committed with local impact and aware of international agendas. Newton University in Brazil understood a new model of education should arise to attend the challenges our cities, our countries and the world are facing. The University became the first one to commit all Research and Outreach programs and projects to an international agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, and to a local agenda, the Belo Horizonte City Strategic Plan to 2030. Based on strategic changing methods, the University built a foundation of cocreation to define an institutional vision, changed all the open calls for funding projects to align to the new agendas and incorporated inter and transdisciplinary approach to solve real problems. As a result, high rates of engagement between students and professors, increase number of partnerships with local organizations and almost four times the impact, reaching 430 thousand people in the city, were achieved. The University case can inspire other educational institutions to replicate the model, especially where exist an innovation culture and a social impact drive, no matter the size, resources or budget of the institution. In Sep 25th,  Newton will use social media and internal marketing to showcase the results of this innovative inniciative the University is implementing for over than one year. Students, professors, staff and local communities are the protagonists of these achievements.
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Sensibiliza 2ª Edição - Raízes

Brazil Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
Este vídeo faz parte do projeto de extensão Sensibiliza, de autoria da NPixels, a Agência Integrada dos cursos de Comunicação do Centro Universitário Newton. O mesmo foi produzido para apresentar a empresa de impacto social Raízes, com supervisão de Carol D'Alessandro e Tabata Martins e apoio técnico do NewHub, liderado por Dandara Andrade.   https://youtu.be/VdXnRW7NS8k
SDGs
2 Zero Hunger 5 Gender Equality 8 Decent work and economic growth

About Newton University

Newton is rising fast to become a local social innovation hub. Newton is a private higher education institution in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, founded in 1972. It is a multidisciplinary university, with 31 undergraduate courses and 27 post-graduate courses, comprehending 12,000 students. The university is organized in three campi: the Business, Law and Media Institute, the Health Science Institute and the Architecture and Engineering Institute.