SOS International is a cross-country umbrella organization that addresses challenges relating to sustainability and social justice. We enable student-led and student-focused organizations to create change in their community, either locally at a university (or similar educational institution), regionally or at an (inter)national level. By mobilizing and engaging the student movement, together we are able to scale up impactful activities, engage students in relevant policy making, and take on sustainability and social justice challenges so that we move further, faster. 

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Member organizations

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Green Offices

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Green Impact programs

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Countries

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Our programs

SOS International delivers programs specifically designed for your educational institution. Built on a decade of experience, our bespoke programs are currently run in 10 countries around the globe.

Establish your Green Office

A Green Office is a student-led sustainability office that informs, connects and supports students and staff to act on sustainability. Green Offices take a whole-institution approach towards sustainability, promoting education for sustainable development, sustainability governance and green campus projects. The Green Office model was awarded the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2015.

Take part in Green Impact

Green Impact is a program designed to foster environmentally and socially sustainable practice within organizations. Through a bespoke online toolkit and tailored support, the program promotes staff engagement and student leadership to create behavior change. Green Impact has been awarded the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2016.


Moreover, we assist in a range of projects, campaigns and other activities initiated by our members, including:

  • Student Refugees – set up an assistance program for people with refugee status to access higher education
  • Sustainability Week – put sustainability in the spotlight at your campus for one week
  • Student Switch-off – compete in an inter-dorm room energy and recycling competition
  • Youth Exchange – engage with our model for individual connections and learning
  • Responsible Futures – push for whole-institution curriculum reform and accreditation

Contact us to know more or to share the projects you are working on.

 

Our members

Danske Studerendes Fællesråd
Students Organising for Sustainability UK
The Union of Students in Ireland

Get in touch

Want to know more? Email us at contact@sos.earth