oikos Alumni takes on a 2500km bicycle trip to support our community

oikos as a community is blessed to have a bond with its alumni members, who dedicate some of their time to support oikos even long past their studies. One such engaged alumni is Benoit Pitsaer who over the years supported our team by volunteering on various projects decided to give his helping hand for our ongoing crowdfunding campaign – Amplify impact of 1200+ students worldwide.

A passionate bicycle enthusiast, Benoit takes it upon himself to get on his bike and set out for a long trip every summer, making it his own annual tradition. This year he decided to support oikos by making his 2500km trip from Vienna to Istanbul into a fundraiser as a way to support our campaign. Not only that, but he included the company he currently works for – NSI IT Software & Services to also take part in it by matching up to 2500EUR of donations made – one EUR for each kilometer travelled.

Running a non-for-profit organization requires constant funds. Through your support to make this fundraiser more visible or through your financial contribution, you help the entire team and the thousands of students who make the change to act collectively on this matter.

Benoit has thought of a special way to show appreciation for everyone supporting the project by sending a postcard bought in Istanbul to each individual making a contribution of at least €25. Because your contribution matters, Benoit would like to take the time to send you something personalized.

Support Benoit’s fundraising effort and contribute to making the oikos Impact ever greater by donating below:

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Benoit’s bicycle trip will be taking place from 1 to 31 August and over that time we will be sharing updates and highlights of the trip, so make sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date!

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posted July 25, 2022

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Amplify impact for 1200+ students worldwide

We need your support: friends of oikos, alumni and partners who want to impact the lives of students through recognizing that institutions require a (r)evolution in learning to address sustainability emergencies. We just launched a new Global Giving campaign through which we’re seeking support in sustaining our programs and initiatives that enable our community to thrive. We want to create a brighter future for all students around the globe and your contributions can get us closer.

Our work has direct impact on the lives of students & prepares them for an active & self-determined life. Success of this crowdfunding may rethink our whole financing model, offering a path for more impact. With your contributions we can focus more on the design of our programs, growth & connectedness with our global community and tending to their needs. We want to continue offering free services, trainings, co-create spaces & support to our students at 40+ universities worldwide.

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posted July 18, 2022

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HESI+10 Global Forum

The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) is an open partnership between several United Nations entities and the higher education community launched in the lead-up to the Rio+20 Conference in 2012. It is currently chaired by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Sulitest Association – a non-profit organization and online platform aimed at improving sustainability literacy for all. Other UN partners include UNESCO, UN Environment Programme, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative, UN University, UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD, UNITAR, and UN Office for Partnerships.Through its strong association with the United Nations, HESI aims to provide higher education with an interface between higher education, science, and policy making by raising the profile of higher education’s sector in supporting sustainable development, convening multi-stakeholder discussions and action, and sharing best practices.

HESI+10 Global Forum, 6 July 2022

Each year, HESI organizes a global forum as a special event to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – UN’s main platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level – to highlight the critical role of higher education in achieving sustainable development.The HESI+10 Global Forum, which will be held on 6 July 2022 as a virtual event, will place a particular focus on deepening the understanding of the challenges and opportunities the higher education community can play in building back better from the COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with the theme of HLPF in 2022.

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posted July 4, 2022

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Newsletter June 2022

Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter!

This month the main focus and excitement is on the upcoming oikos Curriculum Camp, with the applications now open and new teams working on projects for it looking for members to join. We also presented the projects our chapters submitted for the Community Impact Contest.

In what has become an annual tradition for June, Positive Impact Rating hosted the launched of the 2022 edition at the PRME Global Forum. In this third edition of PIR a total of 45 schools were ranked and their impact featured in the report. Finally, we also feature some opportunities for joining our team along with upcoming events from our partners.

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posted July 1, 2022

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