Since our future is urgently threatened we need to be brave and help our higher education institutions (HEI) to rapidly reduce their emissions. HEIs has an important role to play in the society, as producers of climate science they must lead by example.
We need more individual students that are engage, every one can make a huge difference. At each university or collage there are unique structures and areas to adress. To find out the best way you have to start dialogues with a number of players.
If it already exists an initiative or organisation that works with the same or similar areas you can start collaborate with them. If not, you can start your own Climate Student group. Reach out to our international coordinators to become part of our network for capacity building and start up.
Methods for dialogues
These methods listed below have worked well in the Climate Students Sweden on the local level (national and international organisations finds information here):
- Invite your allies, students unions or organisation, environmental managers and researchers to a climate lunch. There you share core climate crisis facts, start mapping the areas of your HEIs emissions and plan the development of an action paper.
- Have a hackathon (structured dialogue) to generate ideas and develop an action paper with concrete solutions for your HEI to implement. Contact our international coordinators for help to facilitate it.
- Have a petition with the students unions to show the students voice. Hand over the signatures to your HEIs presidents and managers during a climate lunch. Also, invite researchers and students unions to give speeches and share climate facts.
- Join Greta Thunberg and the Fridays For Future’s climate strikes on Fridays. Invite researchers and student unions to come with you.
Interested to start up locally?
We welcome all students to start their own local Climate Students group. You can call it a Climate Students group or use another name. Contact our international coordinators if you are interested to know more.
Join our network!
Every month, we have international network meetings that are open for all students in the world. You find the events for the meetings on Facebook. It is great opportunities for us to share resources and knowledge to become stronger together.