SGE Overview26/07/2023 2023-07-26 17:44
Sustainable Global Experience™
Equip your students with essential skills and credentials in sustainability
Sustainable Global Experience (SGE) is a short study programme with Carbon Literacy at its core.
On this programme, students will:
Our SGE programmes explore sustainable development in theory and practice.
Each programme is different, with activities based around each city’s efforts to localise and implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Whether that’s closing nutrient loops at Amsterdam’s CleanTech Playground, touring the home of the European Parliament, or visiting Bangkok’s coconut farming communities, we’re showing how sustainable development is really done, in the real world.
Through SGE, we’re not just teaching sustainability, we’re living it.
Climate education is built into every element of the programme, including travel, food and accommodation. As the world’s first carbon-neutral international mobility programme, it’s a living, breathing model for sustainable development education.
Carbon Literacy is defined as “the knowledge and capacity required to create a positive shift in how mankind lives, works and behaves in response to climate change”. Carbon Literacy Certification is widely recognised as a personal and professional commitment to tackling climate change.
All our SGE programmes include 12 hours of Carbon Literacy Training, accredited by Manchester’s Carbon Literacy Project. Over one week, students will attend two online sessions delivered by Pagoda Projects’ Carbon Literacy Facilitators, complete self-directed study and submit a pledge to the project.
Upon completion, students will receive a certificate from the Carbon Literacy Project.
All SGE programmes give students a global perspective of sustainable development.
Students will equip themselves with the tools and techniques to implement sustainable development practices in their own lives – at home, at university and in the workplace. All our SGE programmes
Our 2019 University Partner Survey highlighted the need for more international mobilities that appeal to a wider student demographic. Our partners wanted opportunities that are
+ Closer to home
+ Shorter in duration
+ Lower in cost per student
+ With a low carbon footprint
SGE is designed to make climate education a possibility for every student. Its blended format, short international field trips, destination choices and affordability make it suitable for any student – no matter their circumstances, characteristics or academic profile.
SGE is particularly high value for students with additional needs or lower-income groups. This means it’s ideal for improving access to opportunity and widening participation at your university.
SGE - EUROPE
A One-Week Sustainable Global Experience in Amsterdam or Brussels
For Universities in the UK/ Europe
SGE - BANGKOK
A Two-Week Sustainability and Migration Programme in Bangkok
For Universities in the Asia-Pacific
In 2022 we welcomed over 200 students into this programme.