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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.

Funded projects:

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