Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
According to the UN, "climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy".
HOW PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS AND WAC TEAMS ARE DESIGNED TO WORK?
In our interconnected world, we interact with people from different cultures on a daily basis. Assumptions are made, interpreting comments, reactions and behaviors. The result is often miscommunication because of a culture difference. These miscommunications can be extremely costly to organizations and relationships. Real World Solutions provides practical training and coaching in intercultural awareness and competence for professionals and organizations in business, health care, education, and community services.
NGAO Society is a non-profit making organization formed with individuals and likeminded community organizations to facilitate the community in realizing its own potential to initiate sustainable change using the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Model. NGAO wishes to establish connections between students in the US and communities in Africa (Kenya) to help students collaborate on finding the assets within the community to improve quality of life.
Our mission is to inspire students to become global citizens by taking an active interest in the world around them. We achieve this by providing international travel programs in the areas of cultural immersion, wildlife conservation, and leadership development. Walking Tree Travel (WTT) offers a curious and compassionate approach to travel. Unlike a typical tour, our programs are designed for a select group of travelers who seek an authentic international experience that offers the opportunity to effect positive change at home and abroad.
Blue Star Recyclers is an award-winning 501c3 social enterprise with locations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO. Founded in 2009, their core mission is recycling electronics and other materials to create local jobs for people with autism and other disabilities. In order to benefit students, Blue Star Recyclers can provide onsite tours (Colorado Springs, Denver, and Boulder facilities), classroom presentations, and mentoring via email.
NOVATON AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 2010. Novaton offers niche commercial applications and services in clean, renewable energy and technology, in hope of providing clean and renewable energy solutions on water and on land.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.
CorpsAfrica is a non-profit organization that recruits and places ambitious Africans in remote, high-poverty communities in their own countries. These men and women live in the community for a year and initiate sustainable projects that fulfill key needs and whose impact and success can be carefully measured, all through a transformative volunteer experience. CorpsAfrica seeks to connect WAC students to current and alumni volunteers who have worked on development issues at a grassroots level in communities in Morocco, Senegal, and Malawi.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. UNA Denver and WAC have the potential to collaborate beautifully regarding the focus on SDG's.
Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization. Their mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities, and businesses worldwide. SEI-Solar In the Schools (SIS) can be a source for WAC Students for hands-on expertise in designing and installing PV, wind and micro-hydro systems. WAC Students can take SEI's free Intro. to Renewable Energy course online, or on their campus, to learn more about the benefits of Renewable Energy.
Megan Jenkins is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Zambia (2012-2015) and a current grad student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Megan worked with local farmers to promote agroforestry and sustainable farming practices and extended her service in Zambia to intern with the Ministry of Mines, Water and Energy Development. There, she was exposed to the successes and challenges of government and their roles in water resource management. As a result, Megan would love to be a subject matter expert for the
teams in subjects relating to water, climate change, and agriculture in developing countries.
Kimetrica is a social enterprise where their mission is to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector by providing software, research, advisory and training services for evidence-based decision making and learning. Kimetrica also helps governments and non-profit organizations to increase the impact and efficiency of their social investments, enhance accountability, manage critical risks, and build donor or taxpayer confidence. They seek to help WAC students by educating them about the impacts of international development.