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Sustainable Wednesday: How to Engage International Students in Sustainability Campaigns

Published Stephanie Clark on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 9:00 AM

Sustainable Wednesday: How to Engage International Students in Sustainability Campaigns

Getting international students involved in sustainability campaigns brings us one step further towards achieving a more responsible global community. As international education institutions welcome students from diverse backgrounds, they have a unique opportunity to raise awareness through teaching and hands-on initiatives. Read on to find out how you can implement effective sustainability campaigns in your school or university. 

Organise collaborative campaigns 

International students bring a wealth of cultural perspectives and experiences to their host countries. Organising collaborative campaigns provides a platform for students to learn about local and international environmental issues, share their unique perspectives, and collaborate on solutions that transcend borders. These initiatives can take the form of eco-friendly competitions, community clean-up events, or awareness-raising initiatives. By working together towards a common goal, students can learn from each other’s experiences, share best practices, and develop a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of environmental challenges.

Utilise digital platforms 

These days, social media and online platforms offer powerful tools for engaging international students in sustainability campaigns. Schools should encourage students to create and share content that showcases their environmental efforts, raising awareness among their global networks. Additionally, virtual workshops, webinars, and online discussions can facilitate cross-border collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Integrate sustainability into curricula

Incorporating sustainability concepts into curricula can further reinforce the importance of eco-friendly practices among international students. This could involve including case studies, research projects, and excursions in course programmes, focusing on local and global environmental issues. By making sustainability an integral part of their educational experience, students can develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and solutions.

Promoting cross-cultural collaboration, making use of digital platforms, and integrating sustainability into teaching can help educational institutions drive positive environmental change, not just locally, but on a global scale.

Written by Stephanie Clark

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