Your Idea Here

Change begins with an idea.

Have you successfully launched a creative initiative or project on campus? Can your idea be brought to life at other campuses? If you want to make an impact on sustainability and build your resume as a leader, innovator or problem-solver, we can help you help others follow in your footsteps.

Using your experience, help aspiring student leaders with answers to questions such as: What activities can I use to inspire others into action? What has worked well at other campuses? Where should I start? What resources are available to me? How have other students overcome challenges and barriers?

Be a thought leader and help others get started. Feature Your Idea Here.

The impact of students

Peer-to-peer learning is such a powerful tool to create change. And where better to do that than at university or college, those multi-disciplinary hothouses for learning and exploring new opportunities? With approximately 280 Canadian post-secondary institutions and over 2.5 million students filled with ingenuity, creativity and energy to fuel transformative ideas, we can transition to a more sustainable world.

Whether it’s a cross-faculty sustainability challenge, a new sustainable service, a hands-on outdoor activity or new educational tools, can students, clubs, or faculty adopt more sustainable practices using your idea? Can you inspire students across Canada to join your effort?

What you can do

Resources for students by students

Share your experience and model of success with WWF for the opportunity to help develop and author a how-to resource on your concept.

Idea proposals can also include activities not yet implemented but you think will be an effective tool for shaping the student experience of sustainability or protection of nature. The options are limitless and your efforts will contribute to lasting change.

If your idea is chosen for development by WWF, your activity guide will be featured on the Living Planet @ Campus website.

We are looking for ideas that:

How it works

  1. Submit your concept using our online form. Submissions are accepted anytime during the year.
  2. Review and feedback will be provided by WWF.
  3. If your concept is selected for further development, WWF will work with you to develop your Living Planet @ Campus resource.
  4. Your resource will be featured on our website to help guide students from coast to coast.

Why Participate

National recognition

Your resource could be published on Living Planet @ Campus and linked to your online resume.

Build your resume

If your idea is selected, you will gain experience including project management, communications and writing, and external partnerships. You can also include your resource on your resume.

Contribute to environmental and social responsibility

By creating a sustainable initiative that others can follow and implement at their campus, the impact and reach you can have multiplies.

Living Planet Leader

Students who publish a resource with WWF can reflect this achievement in their Leadership & Teamwork profile. Students submitting proposals tying directly to course work can track this experience in Application of Sustainability in Academics.

Testimonials

During my co-op at HP, I came across the Smart Office Challenge for the Living Planet @ Work program, which was insightful. Recognizing the fact that most people on campus are unaware of the environmental impact of IT, I wanted to create a fun and engaging way to educate them and create awareness. I pitched the “Smart Campus Challenge” to WWF and worked with them to co-author the toolkit and make it relevant to students. I gained recognition from the Head of Sustainability at HP Canada for this initiative. This experience made me leave my comfort zone, and as a result I gained skills and valuable experience that will help me in the future both in school and at the workplace.

Oke Isaac-Onwah
Environment & Business, University of Waterloo, 2019