“The vision of the World Student Environmental Network (WSEN) is to be the link connecting global students who are striving to progress their universities to become incubators of the positive change needed for sustainability to be actively practiced in all aspects of society.”
The World Student Environmental Network (WSEN), formerly ISEN (International Student Environmental Network), was established in 2008, as a joint decision of students around the world at the first World Student Environmental Summit in Kyoto. All participants expressed a need for an international student network that could facilitate information sharing and cooperation towards a sustainable society and creating global solutions to climate change. The WSEN will act as a hub for student actions in lobbying universities, local communities, and international governance bodies towards sustainable approaches while breaking the cross-cultural barriers of campus-based collaboration.
The network comprises of all past delegates and all interested students who want to join us. Welcome to the team! The core team of the network works on strategic development and administration. All past delegates are welcome to join and to engage in this way. The core team of the WSEN is currently in the stages of developing a new network model and is looking at how their fellow members may further flourish through a supported movement and co-creative connections. The summit at Lausanne marked the launch of the Future Campus Project where delegates will begin to develop projects for their campus and be connected with mentors and resources in order to see their project go from idea to a living initiative. The network will begin to map out these projects and will connect these local campus hubs into a larger student movement.
The mission of the World Student Environmental Network (WSEN) is to bring about worldwide social paradigm shifts towards a more sustainable society via activities on university campuses. We strive to urge sustainable development, both locally and globally through inspiring the world student community by providing them with opportunities to exchange their diverse ideas and opinions on sustainability. WSEN wants to evoke the passion and creativity of global students to become catalysts of positive change within their own communities.
Our Core Values and Principles
- The diversity of each member is our strength
- We are stronger together therefore we cultivate co-creation
- The well-being of the natural environment is considered in all projects
- Learning from the past holds great answers as to how a holistic worldview can be created
- Sustainability as a complex issue driving our actions in order for future students to have the same opportunities as we do today
See also this one-pager about us! (distributed during the 2012 WSES in Lausanne, Switzerland, in September 2012)
Connect With Us
You can stay up to date and interact with us in the following ways:
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/wstudentenet
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/worldsenet
- Our Mailing List: https://listserv.uni-tuebingen.de/mailman/listinfo/wsen