UNEP MGCY nominations for the "Green Nudges" Pilot Phase engagement
We hope this finds you well ! We are sharing with you an exciting opportunity - to get involved in a project that is part of the implementation of the UNEA Resolution on capacity building and education!
The Green Nudges Initiative
Earlier in September 2020, UNEP launched the "The Little Book of Green Nudges" - an initiative aimed toward shifting behavioral patterns in the context of higher-education, to encourage more sustainable practices among students and staff. The pilot phase of the project will begin in early 2021 ! The initiative also aims to provide evidence-based “nudging” options derived from this field of research.
Read the full publication at >>
and website of the initiative at >>
MGCY has been collaborating with the Education Unit of UNEP to drive implementation together with youth groups and student networks from across the world. As a first step, we need to identify upto five student networks / campus networks (ideally youth-led, but can also be youth-focussed) who would work on the implementation during the pilot phase of the initiative. Is this something your student organization / network / campus group might be interested in?
Please make an application here by Sunday 27th September, 23.59 UTC.
Some primary criteria for application include -
A student network / campus group working on sustainability
Be available to work on the chosen “nudges” during 2021 (UNEP team will support on this and also provide training)
Provide regular reports on progress to UNEP MGCY community
Different types of organisations (local / regional / international) are equally welcome to apply
Broad responsibilities in case you are selected include (they can be tailored as per your context and capacity) -
Supporting students to pursue more sustainable lifestyles on campus by facilitating such an environment through implementing a green nudge;
Working closely with UNEP and other participating universities by attending webinars or calls, sharing best practices and reporting results both throughout and at the end of the pilot phase;
Invite other universities / organisations to join your journey of making campuses more sustainable.
As for the project itself, you can see the timeline of the three phases below:
Phase 1 (Sep 2019 - Aug 2020) - Publication of "The Little Book of Green Nudges
Phase 2 (Sept 2020 - Dec 2020) - Campaign and launch of the book
Launch of the book alongside YEA! Member
Invite universities and student networks to become pilot campuses to implement green nudges [we are here :-)]
Phase 3 (Jan 2021 - Aug 2021) - Implementation of Green Nudges on the Campus
Monitor and evaluate the implementation process alongside YEA! Members
Finally, there are some upcoming regional webinars about which we will share the information and speaking opportunities with you in the coming days.
Please write to
in case of questions or clarifications.
All the best!
Your full name
Country of Nationality
Student Organization / Network / Campus Network / Youth Group on behalf of which you are submitting the form?
Website of the organisation (if any)
Scope of the organisation ?
Which of the eight categories of nudges are you most interested in? (You can choose more than one)
Energy and water conservation
Reduced material consumption
Sustainable and reduced travel
Reduced food waste
Engagement and support for change
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