Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sustainable Educational Solutions from Sustainia

Here are some of the best ideas in sustainable education from the last couple of years. These ideas are curated by Sustania in its annual guide to innovative sustainability solutions. The guide known as Sustania100 identifies readily available projects, initiatives and technologies at the forefront of sustainable innovation. This is a powerful solutions based resource for investors, business leaders, policy makers and consumers insights. These vetted projects and technologies span from Western innovation hubs to emerging economies.

In 2016 Sustania100 celebrates its fifth year. This years version of the Sustania100 is subtitled ‘Systemic Opportunity’  Sustainia100 has tracked more than 4,500 solutions to date from all over the world. This year’s edition features solutions deployed in 188 countries, and more than half come from small and mid-sized enterprises. Showcasing everything from health solutions that tackle climate change, to renewable energy products that alleviate gender inequality. Below you will find Sustania's best ideas for education in 2016 and 2015

Education 2016

Digital Platform Sparks Supply Chain Learning

Clean-tech Microbusiness Empower Women
The Appropriate Technology Collaborative

Bringing Digital Learning into Any Classroom
BRCK Education

Smart Home Teaches Sustainable Living

Empowering Youth through Food Education
Melting Post Foundation | ICCO Cooperation

Zero-Waste School Cafeterias
Cafeteria Culture

Practical Training and Mentors Spark Entrepreneurship

Parental Work Exchange Funds Schools
Maya Universe Academy

Cooperatives Empower Women Weavers
Yayasan Satu Karsa Karya | Jendela Nusantara Media

Women's Coding School Bridges Gender Gap
Code to Inspire

Education 2015

The fourth annual installment of the Sustania 100 in 2015 was subtitled "Solutions you must know about!" Winners were announced at the Sustainia Award Ceremony at COP21 in Paris, on Dec 6th. 2015.

Citizen Engagement for Voluntary Behavior Change
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Community Mapping for Development in Slums
Map Kibera Trust

Global Labs for Invention through Technology
MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Fab Foundation

Inspiring a New Generation of Social Entrepreneurs
Teach a Man to Fish

Crowdsourced Labels for Conscious Consumption

Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms
Maendeleo Foundation

Learning to Value Resources by Swapping Toys

Improving Livelihoods through Entrepreneurship
Dharma Life

Learning to Build Towards Disaster Resilience
Build Change

DIY Monitoring for Environmental Accountability
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science

Make sure to see the article titled, "Comprehensive Green School Information and Resources." It contains links to over 325 articles covering everything you need to know about sustainable academics, student eco-initiatives, green school buildings, and college rankings as well as a wide range of related information and resources.

Space to Grow Wins the Green School Award for Collaboration
The Best of the 2016 Green Schools Honorees (Video)
Green Schools Honorees 2016 (USGBC and the GSNN)

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