The fifth edition of the World Student Environmental Summit (WSES) will be held in Lausanne Switzerland and runs from September 5 to 8, 2012. The 2012 summit is organized around the theme “Let’s change!” It is obvious nowadays that without a radical change in the behavior of mankind, the environment – and by way of consequence, mankind itself – will undergo irreversible damage.
“The change” will be addressed at three levels, corresponding to the three Summits’ days : societal, international and individual. At each level the participants will discuss the potential and limits of different concepts, movements, strategies and development models towards change. They will discuss obstacles, illusions, difficulties but also the solutions or first steps and actions that we can take.
Since the delegates are representing universities, there will be a special focus on the role of this institution and its actors in our societies. During the Summit, delegations will be invited to present a project on sustainability which has successfully been implemented at their university and that they think could be beneficial for other universities. All projects will be published online in the ‘best practice’ database launched by the World Student Environmental Network (WSEN)
The full programme can be downloaded here
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Don’t Count on the Young to Save the Planet
No Reprieve for the Environment as Slacktivists Hand Majority to Canadian Conservatives
Consumers Skeptical of Environmental Claims
The Power of Social Media and the Importance of Market Segmentation
The Cycle of Climate Change Acceptance
US Environmental Attitudes 2007 – 2020
Consumers Skeptical of Green Claims
US Consumer Attitudes on Green 2011
Consumer Groups Push for a US Vehicle Efficiency Standard
The War Between the Earth’s Carrying Capacity and Rising Demand
Consumer Demand for Green (2009)
Carrotmobs: Adding Incentives to the Consumer Arsenal
Green’s Coming of Age
Green Opportunities in Volatile Times