Sustainability Month

Based on our current trend, we face an uphill battle to reach the Paris Agreement on time. If one day is all we can spare, it is not enough. There is a scientific consensus about climate change but the topic of sustainability is often still too “niche” and not widely discussed enough. Therefore, a cultural approach to sustainability could contribute as a catalyst for more and quicker change.

Sustainability Month is the idea that one day, Earth Day, is not enough. Sustainability relates to our consumption habits and how we tread on the planet. Therefore, we are recognizing April as Sustainability Month during which we set a tone to promote sustainable practices and norms.

During this month, we encourage a paradigm shift in the way we view our world and to develop a sustainable culture. This can be done by organizing actions, events, campaigns, competitions, and more to foster sustainable engagement in our lifestyles and consumption behaviors.

We hope to engage a community of people and include a diversity of voices, fostering solidarity and developing new perspectives by challenging assumptions and norms. Along the way, we hope to have some fun and perhaps improve ourselves through the process.

Click the button below to learn more about being part of sustainability month.

Calendar

Below is a calendar of planned activities and events planned by our participating organizations (scroll to April to check it out)!

Alternatively, you can check out our list of activites and events by clicking below.

Are you planning an event or competition during Sustainability Month and would like to include and promote your event through the calendar? Fill in the form below to submit your event.

Why is it important?

Want to better understand why we’re doing this? Check out Complex Ry’s sharing about Sustainability Month and the significance of social and cultural impact on climate issues.

Organization Involved

Leading Organizations

Climate Students Movement

Complex Ry

Klimatstudenterna

Partner Organizations

International Education for Sustainability Association (ISLE)

International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA)

Ökosoziales Studierendenforum (OESSFO)

Participating Organizations

Association For Progressive African Youth (AJAP Nigeria)

CarbonCare InnoLab

Community Education and Solutions Foundation

Earth Regenerative Project Sierra Leone

Girl Up UDSM

International Education for Sustainability Association (ISLE)

netzwerk n e.V.

NTU GreenSparks

Ökosoziales Studierendenforum (OESSFO)

PCC Environmental Club

SEN VIBES 221

Studenten voor Morgen

Students of Kyrgyzstan for the Green Economy (SKGE)

Sunrise Colombia

Together for Blue and Green

Wings for Amazon Project

World Education Ghana

Young Indigenous Leaders for Nature and Climate (YILNAC Network)

Youth Sustainable Development Centre (YSDC)

Let's save our future!

Our mission is to mobilise, organise and strengthen students’ initiatives and organisations to impact higher education institutions to reduce their green house gas emissions in line with climate science and the Paris Agreement.

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