Thought: Process

UWCSEA President Carma Elliot invites a community conversation on the creation of peace and a sustainable future for all.

UWC, together for our planet

[fa icon="calendar"] 11 May 2021 / by Carma Elliot

Carma Elliot

Twitter COP26 statement

Over recent months, across the College, we have been planning the ways in which we will commemorate our 50th anniversary next academic year. Our planning has been guided by our mission, including what we wish to stand for in our 50th year when it comes to environmental sustainability.

This activity included a recent workshop with colleagues from across both campuses , which I described in my Earth Day post of 22 April. Following the workshop, I was inspired by the work of my colleagues and so many of our UWCSEA students to ask our fellow UWC schools and colleges if they would join us in making a shared commitment to shoulder our responsibilities as a global community. With just six months until the opening of COP26 in Glasgow, it is wonderful to be part of such a global community in making our shared UWC Commitment for COP26. Together, we are making plans to address the threat of climate change, by proactively seeking ways to come together to reaffirm and extend our reach toward our mission – to use education as a force, to create sustainable futures.

Please take the time to explore our shared UWC commitment: Uniting the world: UWC, together for our planet and for our future


Learn more about UWCSEA's existing commitment to Education for Sustainable Development. I look forward to sharing and celebrating our progress as we build on this work over the course of the coming 50th anniversary year.

Topics: 50th anniversary, UWC mission, #globalgoals

Carma Elliot

Written by Carma Elliot

I am internationalist by conviction, with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility, service and building trust and understanding. My family continues to be a guiding force in shaping my approach to the world. I am humbled to serve the UWCSEA community in my role as the College’s first President.

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