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Supporting Circular Economy

Gifts to the UWCSEA Fund allowed the College to partner with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to develop pedagogy and curriculum resources, which help fulfil the UWC mission.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a global thought leader, which is working to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy – an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design and an urgent replacement of the existing ‘take, make and dispose’ model that characterises much of our existing industrial activity.

Over the past 12 months, our collaboration has focused on how the College can articulate its teaching of Sustainable Development in the Learning Programme.

We have started the conceptual mapping of Sustainable Development across the entire Learning Programme, so that all five elements will reflect our commitment to Sustainable Development both conceptually and in practice. Once complete, we will have a Learning Programme that explicitly teaches towards our mission so that our students and staff will be genuinely able to understand how they can shape a better world.” Nathan Hunt, Director of Sustainability