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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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…

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.…

Bulb planting activity – a symbol of the fight for human rights

The yellow banner ‘Verità per Giulio Regeni’ is outside many buildings in Italy, demanding justice for Giulio and has become a symbol of a wider fight for human rights and…

African Climate Summit 2023

Our first year student Omnia from Sudan stepped up during one of our assemblies to share her perspective on the African Climate Summit 2023 and why it is important that…
Students and staff members in an organic farm during a sunny day

Community Action Week: Fostering Sustainable Impact

During Community Action Week, across 11 diverse Costa Rican communities, our students and faculty harnessed the power of sustainability to drive meaningful change. At the heart of these initiatives lies…
UWC RCN Sustainability Core Group & Alumnus Sep 23

UWC RCN Activism

Like many of their age, RCN students are aware of the challenges that face their generation and respond by actively taking a stand. Some of them organised and joined one…
UWC RCN Coastal Clean-Up 2022

UWC RCN/ Fjordane Friluftsrad Coastal Clean-Up

Every October RCN students support the Fjordane Friluftsrad Coastal Clean-Up as part of our Project Based Learning week. This involves joining the crew and living on a traditional boat which…

Fostering Sustainability and Inclusivity: UWC Changshu China Orientation Program

As the doors of our school swung open to welcome a diverse group of international students this year, excitement filled the air. We anticipated the arrival of fresh faces, eager…

A culture of giving back at UWC Thailand

At UWC Thailand, students engage in various service activities both within the school community and the local community. These activities range from volunteering at local schools or community centres to…

Plastic Free Phuket

Plastic Free Phuket is student-led initiative that collaborates with businesses and the Phuket Governor to shift the island towards a more sustainable future, reducing single-use plastic reliance. Students, staff and…

Sustainability Month and Sustainability Day 14 April 2023

Friday 14 April was Sustainability Day at UWC Adriatic and classes and CAS activities were suspended so that our community could get together and find meaningful ways in which to reflect and act with regard to what is sometimes perceived as just a buzzword, or misinterpreted as a concept that applies to the…

Fridays for Future

UWC Adriatic students frequently engage in activism related to sustainability including participating in the Fridays for Future, a school strike initiative established by activist Greta Thunberg. Every year the students…