Overview

Events, Initiatives & Activism

From special focus days to dedicated project weeks, from CAS to college jobs, from orientation week to closing ceremonies – here’s an overview of events and activities at our Colleges with a focus on climate action and sustainability.

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Beach clean up

A group of 44 students from UWC Adriatic in collaboration with an organisation from Lignano Sabbiadoro (about 1h away from our College) worked on a beach clean up activity on…

Mi illumino di meno – National Day for Energy Saving and Sustainable Lifestyles in Italy

M’illumino di Meno is the ‘National Day for Energy Saving and Sustainable Lifestyles’ in Italy and was created in 2005 by Rai Radio 2 (Rai is the Italian national broadcasting…

Peace COP Day 2024

Dora Kovac As part of the Peace COP day, which took place on January 18 here at the LPC, various activities were offered to explore and promote the concept of peace. One of these activities was the construction of insect houses, a creative way to create a home for our…

Green in Action during Project Week

Green in Action by Seoyul Choi Project Week is a one-week trip where students engage in personal challenges and community services. One of the project weeks in 2023 was a sustainability-themed trip, ‘Green in Action’. Some key activities during the week are as follows.    Urban Mushroom Farm  A visit…

Celebrating Community and Culture Sustainably

UWC Thailand prides itself on hosting events that celebrate diverse cultures and foster community spirit. However, we recognize the environmental impact these gatherings can have. Our Sustainability Steering Group is…

Climate Week 2023 in Netherlands

For the third year, UWC Maastricht has joined the national celebration of Climate Awareness Week. From 30 October to 3 November the Eco-Team brought to our community’s attention the ongoing Climate Crisis by proposing daily challenges; hosting an exhibition of works by MYP students in the reception area of Secondary;…

Recycling used pens, markers and other writing instruments

Our school’s Eco-Team is always eager to find new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste we produce. Thanks to their research, since November we can now collect empty…

Batteries collection champions

In November our Primary students, and many Secondary students and staff volunteers, participated in a 3 weeks national campaign in The Netherlands for schools to collect and recycle used batteries. The enthusiasm among our students, staff and families to keep adding to our counting, asking family and friends and even…

UWC Maastricht participates in Climate Change Theatre Action festival

As part of UWC Day 2023 celebrations, our 664 Middle and High School students and 43 teachers and members of staff participated in the Climate Change Theatre Action 2023 festival.…

UWC CSC Stuff Week

https://www.uwc-sustainability.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Suscoun-Vid-1.mp4     A four-week Anatomy Action (Sustainability) program focuses on sustainable practices and lifestyles and is one of the steps UWC CSC is taking to raise awareness and change…

UWC CSC students team won the CLIMATHON

Climathon is a global movement that unites people, groups, and communities to use creativity and teamwork to address the urgent problems caused by climate change. In the spirit of a…

Tanzanian Student Climate Summit

On 10 November 2023, UWC East Africa in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, hosted the country’s first-ever national Students Climate Summit. This summit was organised by the Tanzania’s Students Coalition on Climate which…