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Take the Energy Literacy Challenge!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

On March 19th, people around the globe will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour to raise awareness and encourage individuals, businesses, and governments to reduce their ecological footprints. The conversation about smart energy choices and our environment doesn't have to... more

Using Waterloo’s Innovation Power to Make a Difference - #PowerShiftWR

Monday, February 29, 2016

In 2010, a simple idea convinced Steve Katsaros to leave a high-flying career in patent law to found Nokero Solar — a company that brings affordable light to developing communities. Steve Katsaros, Founder and CEO of Nokero Solar  Recognizing that... more

Discourse Media Announces Energy Poverty Journalism Fellows

Monday, January 18, 2016

Discourse Media collaborates with nine journalist fellows from around the world to report on energy poverty. This collaborative multimedia series will examine systemic issues driving energy poverty around the world, and potential paths forward. Discourse Media has selected the... more

#Decarbonize: Global Youth Demand Action on Energy, Climate Change at COP21

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Waterloo Global Science Initiative is proud to support #Decarbonize – the world's largest synthesis of youth research, recommended policy & action on Climate Change. This youth-driven report on climate change is the result of facilitated dialogue among 10,000 youth... more

WGSI Supports Innovative Journalism Fellowship for Reporting on Energy Poverty

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Discourse Media launches global journalism fellowship for reporting on energy poverty Collaborative multimedia series will examine systemic issues driving energy poverty around the world, and potential paths forward. On November 10, 2015, Discourse Media launched the Access to... more

Sprouting Great Ideas – Young Feminists Movement

Monday, March 30, 2015

This post originally appeared on TakingITGlobal. Image © Young Femisists Movement Nineteen-year-old Shughla Ismail took a huge risk when she launched an education and advocacy campaign in Peshawar, Pakistan in summer of 2014. In fact, she risked her own life, establishing... more

Sprouting Great Ideas – Collaborative Classrooms

Monday, March 23, 2015

This post originally appeared on TakingITGlobal. At 21, Collaborative Classrooms founder Bryson McLachlan is in his final year of Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo. Bryson's Equinox Fellowship project fosters creative collaboration in public schools through design... more

Energy 2030 Catch Up – Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Monday, February 2, 2015

With his recent work identified as one of the Top 100 Stories of 2014 by Discover Magazine, the beginning of 2015 has been an ideal time to catch up with Energy 2030 Contributor Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Clockwise, from left: Dr. Changwon Suh, Prof. Roy G. Gordon, Dr. Brian Huskinson, Dr.... more

Sprouting Great Ideas – Improving Teacher Education Training in Nigeria

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Image CC 2.0 Wasi Daniju Equinox Fellows Iyinoluwa Aboeyji and Ola David have formed a powerful and innovative partnership to tackle a crucial piece of improving education outcomes in Nigeria: teacher training. An estimated 10.5 million Nigerian children are out of... more

Peshawar Mourns

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As part of our follow-up to the Learning2030 summit, WGSI offered Ideation Grants to some of the participants in TakingIT Global's Sprout e-Course, a 9-week online learning experience, where participants work toward transforming ideas into action. One of the recipients, Shughla Ismail, is... more

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