Student Networks for Sustainability support Pupils’ Global Climate Strike

14 March 2019 | News

Press release, Thursday, March 14th, 2019 Pupils realize the need for urgent political action Student sustainability networks from 6 countries solidarize with the initiative “Fridays for Future” and call for participation at the Global Climate Strike for Future on Friday, March 15th 2019 One who does not think about the future, will soon have great worries. – Konfuzius All around the world pupils and students are organizing demonstrations instead of attending classes. “Fridays for Future”[1] is a rapidly growing global movement led by young people who demand climate justice in the face of inadequate climate policy. These young students are taking to the street during school hours to demand climate protection and a rapid fossil fuel fade-out. On... »

“Mapping Pluralist Research” report published

12 March 2019 | News | Economics, Education

oikos International is excited to announce the publication of a new report on pluralist economics. This report, titled “Mapping Pluralist Research” provides an overview of the research which has come out of the student movement for pluralism in economics. Student organizations working to reform economics education have been very active recently, and this short document tries to put all our hard work in one place. Mapping Pluralist Research was written by J.Christopher Proctor, the former oikos Associate in Pluralist Economics. If you’re still not sure what all this pluralism stuff is about, check out our oikos Guide to Pluralist Economics here. You can download Mapping Pluralist Research here.... »

30 seconds with Janina Hoffmann

09 March 2019 | News

Janina Hoffmann is an oikos Reutlingen alumna who recently joined our Marketing and Communications Working Group (WG). She is a dedicated, hard-working sustainability-enthusiast and fashion buff. Janina also worked on the new look of our newsletter. I joined the WG to support oikos with my graphic design skills. I wanted to gain practical insights about marketing for a sustainable organization and find possibilities to make the communication of oikos more influential. Furthermore, I am really eager to improve my manner of communicating about Sustainability. Generally, I am exploring and still searching for new ways for delivering sustainability topics to other people. In brief, I want to understand what the right balance between talking about the problem and talking about a... »

Project Evaluation: What do you need to consider?

06 March 2019 | News

Project evaluation is an integral part of project management. Often, it is associated with the final stages of a project, but in reality, from the very moment you start thinking and developing a project idea, you also constantly evaluate it. If you and your team develop excellent project management skills, you might not need to have project evaluation as a separate process, but excelling at project management is only possible if evaluation is enshrined in its every aspect. Definition Evaluation is the systematic and objective assessment of an ongoing or completed project, program or policy, its design, implementation, and results. Why is evaluation important? Evaluation helps get better project results: Progress review and evaluation tools make deadlocks, overruns,... »

Driving change at universities: oikos Reutlingen gets rid off disposable cups on their campus

21 February 2019 | News

Get inspired by this amazing story from oikos Reutlingen, where our passionate oikos members fought and won to permanently ban the use of disposable cups on their campus. Learn from their experience and create a disposable-cup free zone at your university. Everyone can be a part of the change towards a more just and sustainable future – start by saying no to disposable cups! Anatomy of the project Goal: The goal of oikos Reutlingen’s undertaking was simple to ban non-reusable cups at the Reutlinger campus. The road to accomplishing the goals was not simple, but they were determined and started their campaign by raising awareness on how much waste is generated through the students’ weekly coffee consumption. The... »