eco services for education providers
Want to cut your carbon footprint and help the environment but not sure where to start?
Pomegranate Global makes it easy for you by breaking down the big issues around climate change and carbon emissions into easily digestible, bite-sized chunks, supporting you to make your operations more sustainable and to engage your students in finding solutions.
Our services include:
Climate Launch Pad - a short introductory module for new students to give them a solid grounding in climate change issues and guide them to be part of the solution. Ideal for inclusion in student leadership and orientation programs.
Earth Optimism Lab - half-day and full-day workshops that give students a clear overview of the causes of climate change and its impact, and what action they can personally take to make a difference. The Lab has a focus on positive solutions, highlighting what does work, not what doesn't.
It includes an innovation challenge with a human-centred design thinking approach where participants get to think laterally and come up with ideas to tackle global warming and carbon emissions. The Lab has been purposely designed to strengthen students' creative problem-solving, team-working and pitching skills and give them a much needed boost for their future careers.
Eco Plan – working with you to help your institution go carbon negative (ideally), carbon neutral or at least to cut your carbon footprint, the Eco Plan starts with an audit of your operations and delivers you a comprehensive plan of action including setting you up to offset. Drawing on extensive experience in the university sector, this service guides you to integrate recommendations into your mainstream student programs and operations - making it easy for you to make the changes you need.
Tailored events and services – Pomegranate Global training sessions, workshops and innovation challenges can all be tailored to meet your needs. They can even be used for a variety of audiences - think team building and staff development days, or even alumni events.
To book one of our services and discuss how you can start making your campus more sustainable, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is this so important?
We love international education but did you know that an unfortunate by-product of all that global mobility is the extra carbon emissions from flights (by staff and students). In 2014, the extra emissions just from air travel for new university students arriving in Australia, was estimated at 1,444,451 CO₂e tonnes*.
Planting enough trees to offset that would cost over AU$20 million and fill a space the size of Sydney Harbour. Put another way, that's 24 trees per student just to stand still.
At Pomegranate Global, we believe we can do something about that, and we can do it in ways that benefit students and institutions at the same time as helping the planet.
* Acknowledgements and gratitude to Rob McDonald, former Deputy Director, International Marketing and Recruitment at CQUniversity Australia for his ground-breaking research on this topic. Read more in IEAA Vista.
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