The Green Educational Environments Competition
The KU SDG Ambassadors are launching The Green Educational Environments Competition to assist the UAE educational community in making sustainable changes in our campuses to help create a better future for our planet. The competition will raise awareness and take action in reducing our carbon footprint, and creating a sustainable way of living in our educational institutions.
Increase awareness among students about the UN SDGs and their importance in addressing global sustainability challenges.
Encourage students to develop creative and innovative solutions to real-world sustainability issues.
Foster collaboration among students, faculty, and staff to implement sustainable projects on campus.
Motivate students to take tangible actions that contribute to achieving one or more UN SDGs.
Focusing on waste reduction and increasing recycling and composting rates on campus.
Encourage students and faculty to use sustainable transportation options like biking, walking, carpooling, or using public transportation.
Students can submit innovative sustainability projects or solutions. These could include ideas for renewable energy installations, water conservation, or sustainable agriculture.
Students can propose sustainable campus design ideas or renovations that prioritize environmental stewardship.
Projects related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reducing carbon emissions
Initiatives addressing food security, reducing food waste, and promoting sustainable agriculture.
Projects enhancing access to quality education, promoting lifelong learning, and supporting educational equality
Proposals for creating sustainable and inclusive urban environments, addressing issues like transportation, housing, and green spaces
Efforts to protect marine life, combat plastic pollution, and conserve oceans and marine resources
Each criterion is assigned a maximum number of points, with a total of 145 points.
The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently in the UAE.
Teams may consist of 1 to 5 members.
All project entries must be submitted by 17 November 2023.
Shortlisted teams will be invited to present their projects at Khalifa University on 8 December 2023.
For inquiries and registration, please contact greencampuscompetition @ku.ac.ae.
Entry format for the Green Campus Competition
Launch the competition/ Registration Opens
Announce the short listed candidates
Invite short listed candidates to present to judges at KU
Final Event and Winners Announcement
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