The Office of Sustainability at UWS is delighted to announce that the application to establish a Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development – Greater Western Sydney (RCE – GWS) with the United Nations University has been approved. An RCE is a network of existing formal, non-formal and informal education organisations which is mobilised to deliver education for sustainable development to local and regional communities. Fifteen major GWS regional partners including schools, TAFE, NGOs, local government and business alliances have committed to the RCE – GWS. A key focus is to establish the region as a living laboratory of sustainability using collaborative, action learning programs which are relevant, innovative, engaged and with a unique Greater Western Sydney narrative. UWS received its UN Charter in early February.