Sustainability & Global Citizenship
We want our communities to
This means sustainability and global citizenship are embedded across our whole organisation.
Our goal is to encourage our communities to make informed choices, take inspired action and create positive impact on three levels:
We have a unique opportunity to educate our students and our community about caring for the planet on which we all rely, and which our children and grandchildren will inherit. To do this, we believe we must foster a connection between our students, their communities and the planet, and equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make positive, informed decisions.
We make sustainability, service and global citizenship a lived experience for our students, teachers and community at the personal, group and global level. Our aim is for everyone to be active and effective global citizens, to believe what they do matters and to understand how we can each make good choices, decisions and action. We can, and will, build upon this approach by leveraging the scale of our network to help each other share and implement new sustainability initiatives as well as working collaboratively across the school sector to make significant change.
All our schools have made efforts towards environmental sustainability – from tracking and reducing energy consumption to introducing Meatless Mondays.
Learn more about our commitment to Live Worldwise
Hear from members of our community to learn more about how and why sustainability has been embedded throughout our organisation as a part of who we are, not just something we do:
When Karen Yung and I founded Dulwich College International in 2003, we were motivated by our desire to create a school that would prepare our three children and their peers for the future. Beyond preparing them to excel academically, we wanted to equip them to live and work in a world that is changing faster than ever before, and for them to develop the passions and skills that will enable them to create meaningful positive change.
The preservation of the natural environment has been an issue brought to the fore and we have made sustainability a guiding principle for everything we do, including the design of our built environments.
My name is Kai White. I am an alumnus of Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong, and I now work for Dulwich College International as part of its Sustainability and Global Citizenship team. My journey began in biology class at Dulwich, when we watched an episode of Planet Earth narrated by my now hero David Attenborough.
As a school Sustainability Leader, my job can be broadly described as a culture builder and a change facilitator. I work with operations and academic teams to integrate sustainability and global citizenship into the curriculum, raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and improve the ecological and social friendliness of our day-to-day activities and operations in the school.