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Reducing our Impact

What are we doing in very practical terms to reduce our environmental footprint: from recycling and reusing resources to reducing energy consumption, implementing renewable energies or offset programs. Take a look!

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SuSTYLEability Event: A Sustainable Fashion Extravagance by Green Pioneers for Sustainability

In a world where even a simple outfit takes over 15,000 litres of water to produce, equivalent to taking 317 showers, the need for sustainable fashion has become more urgent than ever. Recognizing this urge, the Green Pioneers for Sustainability (GPS) extracurricular at LPCUWC organised an extraordinary event last year—SuSTYLEability.…

Another Brick in the Walls of a Sustainable Future

Sara Yding Lindquist sara24@lpc.uwc.edu.hk / sarayding@gmail.com  _______________________________________ Reduce, reuse, recycle. We have all heard the three rs, the game rules of sustainability. It’s a tacky alliteration, reminding us of the small steps we should take every day towards a green existence. But are those three words enough? Do they possess…

A Sustainable Travel Booklet for students: explore Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia

This unique booklet not only showcases local wonders but also encourages responsible and eco-friendly travel to these magnificent destinations, focussing on the 3 pillars of sustainability: economical, ethical and environmental.…

Vegetarian Fridays & the urge to reduce meat consumption

Introduced in 2019, Vegetarian Fridays aims at diversifying and improving our diet from both an environmental and medical perspective. At Adriatic we have been talking a lot about the importance of having a healthy and balanced diet, to ensure we all eat enough vitamins, minerals, fibres, protein. Having an entirely…

RBC students participating in World CleanUp Day

This year some of our students joined the World Clean Up Day – a global initiative to help clean up our planet – one little step at a time. While…
Logo of UWC Costa Rica on a gradient backdrop

Refreshing UWC Costa Rica’s Brand With a Focus on Sustainability

Amid the update of our Mission, Core Values, and Principles and the construction of our New Campus, we have an excellent opportunity to refresh our institutional brand and communications, preparing…

Promoting sustainability with the ORCA Biodigester

At LPC school, we are committed to shaping a sustainable future by implementing innovative solutions that address climate change and promote eco-conscious practices. One such solution is our cutting-edge ORCA…
Digital Dashboard on UWCSEA East Campus

UWCSEA: Partnership between education and operations – starting from great data!

Our facilities team have developed a digital system that collates and visualises data as a result of an operational desire for an even greater analysis of our efficiencies as a…
Students working on assembling electrical appliances

UWCSEA and Repair Kopitiam: Reviving the Spirit of Sustainable Repair

Embracing a Zero Waste focus, UWCSEA East and Dover Campus confront the prevailing ‘Buy and Throw Away’ culture head-on through the Repair Kopitiam initiative. Repair Kopitiam, a student-led environmental endeavour,…
Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA Energy and Education Hub

Energy and Education Hub at Waterford Kamhlaba

Click on the button to load the content from energy.waterford.sz. Load content A Waterford Kamhlaba former student contributed funds to enable the building of an energy monitoring and education centre.…

Bio Digester at Waterford Kamhlaba

The biodigester produces burnable biogas and a nutrient-rich slurry. The bio-digester was the result of a student-led project – funded by the students who won the Zayed Future Energy Prize in 2015. The function of this bio-digester is to use the left-over food from the school’s cafeteria to fuel the…
Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA water harvesting

Water Harvesting at Waterford Kamhlaba

Waterford Kamhlaba looks forward to being completely self-sustainable water-wise and having zero carbon emissions. Its top dam was the first dam built at the school, as the school grew larger…