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Empowering Change: A Climate Action Day Blog Round-up

At CIS Abroad, we believe that the world is our classroom, and the best lessons come from the experiences we provide to our students. Today, as we celebrate Climate Action Day, we remain proud to have recently signed the CANIE Accord. CANIE, short for Climate Action Network for International Educators, is a volunteer-run organization looking to further action and commitment in the industry. The Accords are a list of 70+ action items that organizations in the industry can take to commit to sustainable and decarbonizing actions. One of CIS Abroad’s commitments is to create a climate action plan and we are looking forward to working on this and using it as our guide for future short- and long-term goals and initiatives. A few of our other commitments include:

  • advocating for climate action within our organization
  • collaborating on global data collection and surveys relating to climate action in the field
  • replacing print and shipping materials with digital
  • when catering, using plant-based local products and eliminating single use plastics.
  • promoting and commemorating Signatory’s commitment to this Accord.
  • encouraging and supporting personnel to take advantage of climate action events resources provided by CANIE and other organizations
  • making proprietary resources (e.g. articles, white papers and conference sessions) freely available to all in the sector when they pertain to climate action in international education

To celebrate Climate Action Day, we’ve rounded up several blog posts that explore the climate actions we are taking and how education abroad can make a positive impact on our environment and inspire the next generation of global leaders to become stewards of our planet. 


🌎Sustainability Champions: How Our Team Members Lead the Way

🌎CIS Abroad’s Top 5 Green Campuses

🌎Announcing CIS Abroad's Sustainability Committee

🌎Environmental Sustainability and Education Abroad

🌎Top 3 Reasons to Study Environmental Science in Costa Rica

🌎7 Green Living Tips I Learned Abroad | Intern Blog from Barcelona