IE University is a forward-looking global academic hub with the PURPOSE of enhancing positive change in our society through education, research and innovation. Through our love for education, research and innovation we can transform our students and transform the world.
THINGS DO NOT HAPPEN THEY ARE MEANT TO HAPPEN
Education for sustainable development and the UN SDGs go hand in hand. At IE we believe that only through education can all of these 17 SDGs be achieved; education to provide knowledge and content, to develop skills and even attitudes that will empower people to act and have a positive impact in their communities. Education to transform the world.
Our decade of action has already started, we are working for our people and for our planet by transitioning to become an experiential place of learning for sustainable development. We are orienting all of our processes towards principles of sustainability, tackling social, environmental and economic issues. • We commit to making fundamental changes in the way that our community consumes goods, as well as manages waste generated. • We foster diversity and intercultural understanding, tolerance, mutual respect and an ethic of global citizenship and shared responsibility. • To reach our goal of educating best leaders, we equip students with the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to create a sustainable future. To that end, students cultivate critical and creative thinking skills, engage in authentic interdisciplinary learning activities and develop a value system that emphasizes responsibility to self, others and the planet.
We are fully compromised with sustainability and have therefore adapted
Join our 10 year challenge: 10 years, 10 challenges to fully transform our our educational institution at all levels to help people think and behave in ways that foster a more sustainable planet; global citizenship, recycling, climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy and social responsibility.
2020 Challenge: Responsible consumption – our objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030. To reach this objective, IE University will be focused on:
– Efficient use of energy, space and water
– Reduction of paper and single use containers in our campus.
– Healthyful and local food consumption.
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
Make Your Personal Sustainability Pledge Today
While the University has committed itself to achieving overall sustainability, it will take the active participation of the entire IE community to pitch in, turn off, conserve and re-evaluate daily habits for IE University to realize its vision. We invite you to pledge your efforts to address energy, sustainable food, water conservation, green space, commuting, recycling, and other sustainability issues when at IE and at home.
I pledge to live a more sustainable lifestyle. I will consider the environmental, social and economic impact of my daily decisions and make every effort to reduce my ecological negative footprint. I will also share my individual sustainability efforts with others at IE University and in my community. I commit to this pledge because of…..
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