GCSO-funded projects are mandated to create far-reaching, on-the-ground impact, and must exhibit the following key features:
(a) Collaboration: two or more GCSO member institutions must participate in one or more projects;
(b) Outcomes-Focused: existing solutions must be implemented in a new location, sector, or social context (‘scaled’); and,
(c) Non-Academic Participation: ‘implementers’, e.g., governments, industry, schools, non-profits, etc., must be integrated into the project from the beginning.
Each project shall fulfill GCSO’s mission: implement and scale solutions to sustainability challenges.
1. CapaCities: Building Sustainability Implementation Capacity in City Staff and Leadership
2. Sustainability Education: Continuing Professional Development for k12 School Teachers & Faculty
3. On- and Off-Campus Solutions: Sustainability Accelerator Program “Hot Water Reduction Project”
4. Language for Sustainability: Sustaining Biodiversity and Biocultures through Indigenous Language and Participatory Science
5. Transferring and Scaling Sustainable Local Food Economy Options
6. Implementing Off-Grid Renewable Energy to Create Social Value and Community Development
7. Facilitating Evidence-based Decision-making in Global Sustainability
8. Advancing Sustainable Purchasing in Cities Globally