Earth Charter Scholars Bridge

The Earth Charter Scholars Bridge enables Earth Charter International colleagues, friends, and partners to sponsor the tuition cost for educators to participate in the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) course and students and young leaders to attend the Leadership, Sustainability & Ethics (LSE) course.

What is the impact of one educator attending the ECI Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) course?

Education is one of the most significant factors in changing mindsets and levels of consciousness to reach a more ethical and sustainable world. Educators are at the top of the pyramid in terms of where we should be investing to achieve more sustainable future. Graduates of our Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) program from all over the world have gone back to motivate institutional support for the Earth Charter, conduct research on sustainable development, given back to their communities and encouraged students at their institution to attend the ECI LSE course.

What is the impact of one student attending the ECI Leadership, Sustainability & Ethics course?

Students who have participated in ECI programs and courses have gone on to mobilize fellow students to participate in sustainability programs, organize climate campaigns at their university, expanded their studies to address environmental challenges, and pursued careers in humanitarian causes or climate and environmental sustainability.

What are the benefits of sponsoring an educator, student, or young leader to participate in Earth Charter programs and courses?

Each time you sponsor an educator, student, or young leader, through your contribution to the Earth Charter Scholars Bridge, they will complete a research or action project as a part of completing the program/course. When you sponsor an educator, you open the opportunity to expand the scope of the ethical principles of the Earth Charter and learn about current research in different parts of the world. By sponsoring a student or young leader, you open the door for stimulating meaningful action projects and collaboration among students from different continents.

After the course, the educator, student, or young leader will communicate with you, share a copy of their Certificate from the respective ECI program and highlight the most impactful aspects of their learning experience.

Once your sponsored educator or student completes the program/course, they will send you information about the research or the action project they undertake due to your generous sponsorship. You will have an opportunity to communicate with the recipient of your sponsorship and prioritize your scholarship investment by region, country, or institution. You may indicate your preference on your sponsorship form.