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Regional Centre of Expertise The United Nations has recognized Grand Rapids as a Regional Centre of Expertise for Education on Sustainable Development. According to the United Nations, a Regional Centre of Expertise should have the following four elements: * Governance * Collaboration * Research and development * Transformative education Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), is an approach to education which teaches all people to assume responsibility in creating a sustainable future. Making sure students and the public are aware of sustainable practices is a key step which preceeds the creation of a sustainable community.