.climate action services
Real impact, action-oriented and student-driven
We all know we need to do more to tackle climate change but it can be hard to know where to start.
Pomegranate's range of services has been designed by drawing on our extensive experience in the international education sector, climate leadership training with former US Vice-President Al Gore, and input from students themselves on what action they expect from our sector.
We make it easy for you to take practical action that has real impact.
Check out this recent Times Higher Education podcast featuring Pomegranate Global to hear more!
Climate Action Events and Training
Masterclasses, presentations, webinars and training modules tailored to your chosen audiences - think student leadership programs, team building and staff development days or even alumni events. We break down the big issues around climate change and carbon emissions into easily digestible, bite-sized chunks to support you to make your operations more sustainable and to use your reach to equip students and staff with basic climate action literacy.
Ideal for: one-off events, and inclusion in pre-departure and and orientation programs.
The Earth Optimism Lab
A workshop and innovation challenge focused on climate action that showcases positive innovations and guides participants towards practical solutions that empower them to make a difference. It combines the skills development and knowledge acquisition of a workshop with the space for creative problem-solving of a hackathon: creating a forum for students to experiment with solutions in a collaborative environment, hence the 'Lab': a place conducive to experimentation and investigation.
The innovation challenge takes a human-centred design approach where participants get to think laterally to come up with ideas to tackle global warming and carbon emissions. Students build their skills in complex problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity: the top three skills needed for a successful career by 2020 according to the recent Future of Jobs survey of global business leaders by the World Economic Forum.
Ideal for: one-off events and inclusion in global leadership programs.
Climate Action Packages
Contact us today to find out more about our Climate Action Starter packages which include presentations, events and a Climate Action Plan to help your institution reduce its carbon footprint and create a more sustainable operating environment for students and staff. Your Climate Action Plan will be practical, tailored to your needs, action-oriented and designed to help you make as big an impact as possible as fast as possible in ways which resonate with students.
Tailored content, events and strategy development
We can also provide content for insertion in existing programs, event facilitation and moderation, as well as strategy development around sustainability and climate action.
Contact us today to make your campus a leader on climate action and innovation!
Why is this so important?
Students are starting to demand that institutions take action, and new rankings will increasingly drive student choice towards environmentally responsible institutions.
An unfortunate by-product of 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 have a responsibility to use our sector's reach and resources to do something about that, and that we can do it in ways which 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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