We are delighted to present a wide range of posters on the theme of sustainability from member Universities.
1. KU Campustown: Leveraging University Youth to Improve the Local Community
2. Birmingham In Action: The University of Birmingham's New Fundraising and Volunteering Campaign
Birmingham in Action is addressing five key global challenges. The campaign aims to transform lives for our generation and the next raising £400 million and securing one million hours of volunteering by 2025 from students, alumni, staff, and charitable funders.
3. First Nationwide Street Count of Homelessness in Singapore
Singapore's first nationwide street count of homelessness prompted a national conversation and mobilized a broad base of support from government agencies, NGOs, and the public.
4. Curious about Science? Story of Science and Sustainability - Science Lab UZH
Getting young people (potential future students) interested in science is challenging. Science Lab UZH is an initiative to foster interest in natural sciences in young people.
5. Birmingham Business School: Working for a Responsible Future
Birmingham Business School has developed and cultivated a Responsible Business (RB) strategy, including its vision to promote curiosity and thought leadership for responsible business, and a commitment to the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
6. Policy Innovation Lab
The LKY's Policy Innovation Lab provides a creative space to support students developing concrete solutions that are data-driven, new technology-oriented, and user-centered to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
7. A Civic Engagement Module: Implementing Sustainable Development
The enquiry and practice-based learning module "Civic Engagement" is exploring how the UN's SDGs filter down from a global level of decision making into actual policy making. Prize Winner.
8. On Making University Workspace Clean, Efficient, and Safe Using 5S Technique
Towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, by using the Japanese technique '5S' to make university's workplace clean, efficient, and safe for all stakeholders and visitors. People's Choice Winner.
9. A Dear, Green Place: Towards a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan for the University of Glasgow
The UofG launched a climate change strategy for widespread consultation. With overwhelming support from staff and students, UofG set out plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2035.
10. Warwick Solar Farm - Supporting The University of Queensland to Offset its Energy Needs
UQ is committed to sustainability leadership and will become the first university in the world to generate 100% of its electricity from its own renewable energy asset: the Warwick Solar Farm. Prize Winner.
11. The Tyseley Energy Park
This park is designed to provide integrated solutions for the city that connect resource/waste streams to the production of energy and low emissions and low carbon transport fuels. The aim is to develop an energy system which exploits waste streams to generate energy and fuels. Prize Winner.
12. Empowering Students to Promote Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions: Sustainability Week Switzerland
Sustainability Week Switzerland is committed to bringing sustainability into all aspects of Swiss higher education institutions and support them to become sustainability role models for Swiss society overall. Prize Winner.
13. Broadening the Boundaries of Climate Action: A Case Study on University Food Culture
The University of Maryland reaches beyond traditional strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from campus operations by transforming the campus food system.
14. Creating an Age Friendly University
UQ is committed to the 10 Age Friendly University principles and embarked upon an ambitious journey to become the first Age Friendly University in the Southern Hemisphere. Prize Winner.
15. Let Students Lead: Getting Sustainability Projects Moving on a Busy Campus
The Sustainability Committee of UZH's Faculty of Science launched a new approach to envisioning and enacting campus projects. In the first two cycles, the development of a guided nature trail on campus, a student garden, and a campus clean up day were funded and facilitated.
16. Creating a Sustainable Academic Library in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The UJ library is re-imagining the role of the library in three goals; all staff are involved and skilled for future fit jobs, all library operations are economically sustainable and the impact of the library is environmentally sustainable.
17. From World-Leading Research to Operational Excellence, our Holistic Approach to a Sustainable Fleet
A world leader in fuel cell research, the University of Birmingham has developed one of the most sustainable vehicle fleets in the UK.
18. Sustainable Laboratories Program and RICS SKA: Gold Accreditation at University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham has sought to reduce the impact of laboratories (labs) through a Sustainable Labs initiative, RICS SKA certification for refurbishment underpinned by Campus and Lab performance analysis. As a result, the University has saved over £40,000 p.a. and avoided over 450 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Prize Winner.
19. Triple E ratings: Restoring Confidence in Sustainable Finance
As part of a joint research project between UZH and ETH Zurich, a new generation of sustainability ratings based on a novel impact assessment model will be developed.
20. Using Technology to Teach Students across the U21 Network about the Global Problem of Gender Based Violence
The aim of this U21 project was to develop an empirically based, interdisciplinary online resource for healthcare students to prepare them to deal with gender-based violence (GBV). Prize Winner.
21. Global Bioeconomy Alliance - Leading Research and Education for a Worldwide Bioeconomy
In partnership with the Technical University of Munich and Sao Paulo State University, UQ formed the Global Bioeconomy Alliance to exchange experiences, discuss the major topics of a biobased industry in research and education and develop joint initiatives to promote Bioeconomy.
22. Knowledge for Climate: an international Network for Climate Change Adaptation, Research, and Education
Coordinated by UZH, a network of ten research institutions from Latin America, South Asia, and Switzerland engages in innovative research and education in the field of CCA and has adopted a joint knowledge production approach.
23. Tackling Water Challenges in a Changing World to Provide Clean and Safe Water
To improve the preparedness and resilience to water challenges such as drought, flood, and pollution interdisciplinary research collaborations investigate water resource conflicts in large Asian river estuaries with their megacities and coastal communities, involving livelihoods and long-term ecological and economic value of crucial coastal ecosystems.
24. Living in a Plastic World – Understanding the Environmental Fate of Plastics to Direct Solutions to the Global Plastic Pollution Problem
Developing an interdisciplinary platform across the science-humanities interface that integrates expertise across the environmental, chemical, social and medical sciences, engineering, business, law and governance.
25. Biodiversity and Sustainability
UZH’s Global Change and Biodiversity University Research Priority Program covers questions around the role biodiversity plays in sustainability and in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and has contributed to answering them.
26. Impact of Drought and Desertification on the Livelihood and Health of the Wayúu Indigenous People of La Guajira, Colombia
It is well acknowledged that indigenous groups suffer from high rates of poverty due to isolation or marginalization, low levels of education and high rates of disease. This research focuses on the Wayúu people living in La Guajira, Colombia.
27. A Systems Approach to Air Pollution (ASAP) in East Africa
28. A Case Study on Successful Inter-Disciplinary Cross-Faculty Collaboration for the Development and Initial Launch of Environmentally Sustainable Fuel Cell Vehicles
A successful integration of knowledge an expertise at the University of Birmingham: Marketing and innovation management experts helped chemical engineering experts identify how hydrogen fuel vehicles fit in the social and market needs.