Here you can find our ongoing and upcoming projects, collaborations and conferences! These include our partnerships and SfS-led projects.
Sustainability for Students at the IEA's 8th Global Annual Conference
Eirini had the honour to have been invited as a youth delegate to attend the 8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency, organised by International Energy Agency (IEA) and Ministères Écologie Énergie Territoires, sponsored by Schneider Electric in Versailles between 6 - 8 June.
The panel discussions and presentations were packed with political, industry and youth insights on the role of energy efficiency in accelerating a just energy transition that leaves no-one behind. Hearing from several high-profile speakers, some of the key takeaways from the conference included the sense of urgency to reduce energy emissions, especially those coming from buildings, and the potentially radical change that this can translate to for our current status-quo if we want to reach a Paris-compliant transition.
It was refreshing to see youth voices being represented in this three-day conference, especially hearing from Paola Acevedo Alvarado, Rosalind Skillen and Winifred Awinpoya A. whose fresh perspective on several dimensions of the energy efficiency discourse showed the importance of active youth engagement in decision-making. It was also a great opportunity to meet other youth leaders in the field including Ivo Wakounig, Arianna Crosera and Jesusoorefunmi Olaoye.
Sustainability for Students Joins the 11th ECOSOC Youth Forum, April 2023
The Forum provides a platform for young people to engage in a dialogue with Member States and other actors to voice their views, concerns and galvanize actions on how to transform the world into a fairer, greener and more sustainable place guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Youth Forum will address the theme of ECOSOC and the 2023 UN High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) on “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at levels”. It will also review progress in the areas of clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), and partnerships for the goals (SDG17).
Sustainability for Students Goes To Brussels
🌍As a Climate Pact Ambassador, Eirini was invited to join “The European Climate Pact: Together in Action” in Brussels on 1 February, 2023 representing Sustainability for Students. We heard from a great selection of panel speakers including the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmersmans; Deputy Director General on the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Change; heads of municipalities; and fellow Climate Pact Ambassadors.
Eirini becomes an EU Climate Pact Ambassador
In her capacity as the Founder and Editor in Chief of Sustainability for Students, Eirini has been selected as a European Climate Pact Ambassador representing our blog. She writes: "My aim to raise awareness and engage with climate education, by emphasising the role of the youth in fighting climate change, which I wish to continue doing as a Climate Ambassador. Given the existential threat that the climate crisis poses, I believe that it is imperative to learn and re-learn the ways that we interact with climate emissions as individuals and as groups, which I believe can be effectively carried out through research and community awareness."
Our Collaboration with Terra Movement
We believe in building a community with like-minded organisations and initiatives. We collaborated with Terra Movement - an artivist movement which aims to make a difference and help the planet by using art and design. They want to provide a platform for artists and creatives who are also concerned with the climate crisis and other challenges our planet is facing and make them feel empowered that they can use their skills to create a positive impact. We collaborated to bring to life our recent piece on the role of shame in climate change activism through Sofia's creative eye.
Second Athens Community Book Swap, 29 May 2022
On 29 May, we gathered in downtown Athens to swap our books once again. We swapped around 20 books this time around, meaning that so far we have swapped 45 books since we first began this endeavour.
Sustainability for Students Takes the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum: April 19-20, 2022
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum is taking place on 19 and 20 April 2022 in a virtual format. The Forum will provide a platform for young people to engage in a dialogue with Member States and other actors on concrete actions to rebuild from COVID-19 and to advance towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Decade of Action.
The 2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum is convened by the President of ECOSOC and co- organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY), in collaboration with the United Nations Inter- Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), and co-convened by the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO), with technical input from youth organizations relevant to the theme of the forum.
Youth leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in civil society and the private sector. They will contribute to the review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and to shaping policy recommendations at the HLPF and other Intergovernmental fora, such as the UN Transforming Education Summit, the UN Ocean Conference, the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum, among others.
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What does the future look like to you?
What does the future look like to you? We are opening up our platform to those interested to submit an essay between 300 and 1,500 words on what the future looks like to you: this manifesto can be based on fiction (such as a climate positive utopia) or scientific predictions - what does 1.5C look like?
The piece can look 10 - 20 years into the future and it should describe what you think or hope about our future.
To learn more and make your pitch, head to our Collaborations page!
We have partnered with the Voice of Renewables to offer our support in the organisation of the conference RENEWABLE Greece taking place in 14 and 15 April 2022 in Athens, Greece. Renewable Greece is an internationally recognised high-profile conference gathering all professionals involved in the development of the wind and solar industry in the country, from key decision-makes though to service companies.
Sustainable Creative Charter Pledged
We recently signed the Sustainable Creative Charter as we believe that the creative sector can have direct and indirect environmental consequences. We hope that all creative individuals and practices alongside organisations who commission creatives will join us in making this commitment.
We are a qualified member of the Circular Economy Alliance
Circular Economy Alliance partners with a diverse range of stakeholders, whether they are well established or just embarking on their circular economy journey with purpose-driven missions to safeguard our planet’s longevity. Partners who are willing and dare to embrace change that makes our world a better place. Each of our partnerships is focused, ambitious and collaborative, delivering a joint effort that accelerates our pace in transitioning towards a more sustainable future. Change becomes a reality with shared values, determination, prompt actions, and long-term commitment. This certificate verifies that the holder is an official partner of Circular Economy Alliance. As such, they join forces to promote awareness of Circular Economy, exchange good practises, engage in knowledge and technology transfer, and become a collective knowledge hub that empowers a coordinated and expedited transition.
We have signed the Sustainable Creative Charter