Project Overview 2021/2022
With these projects, students of the 2021/2022 cohort of the Managing Climate Solutions certificate contributed to shaping the future of the University of St.Gallen (HSG).
This project was based on the Solarize HSG Project 21' and aimed to install more solar panels on the campus of the University of St. Gallen. So far, solar panels have been successfully installed on Building 23 and the Square. You can find out how much electricity it produces here. The students wanted to build on this success and realise further projects - this time by including the community in a crowdfunding for financing the next HSG solar roof. For the successful implementation, collaborative cooperation of the University and the Canton was required to guarantee a long-term and sustainable infrastructure of the University of St. Gallen.
Roof Management Team behind Community Solar
Conradin Meili, Céline Pfister, Matthias Lüthard, Yannick Käser, Elena Stetter
Fund Management Team behind Community Solar
Matthias Blank, Bruno Breitenstein, Silas Bleisch, Carla Allen
Marketing and Investor Relations Team behind Community Solar
Severin Koch, Eloise Azzola, Jeppe Tranekaer, Janik Schellenberger
The aim of the project was to raise awareness among students at the University of St.Gallen for low-carbon travel by train. To enable this the project team focused on two objectives. Firstly, they create an awareness campaign on social media and on the HSG campus in order to confront students with the topic and give information and travel tips via several channels. In parallel, HSG internal and external partnerships were being sought to raise awareness of the project and negotiate discounts and other offers.
From Insight to Impact - true to the motto of the University of St. Gallen, this group wanted to ensure that tomorrow's generation is aware of the immense importance of their actions for the world by raising awareness of the problem and its urgency in local schools and call for action with a Climate Day. On this day, pupils were taught facts about climate change and possible solutions to climate challenges. The group also wanted to introduce an online course on climate change as part of the Bachelor's degree program at the University of St. Gallen so that the managers of tomorrow can make climate-conscious decisions.
The students that were part of this group were convinced that many HSG members are artistically gifted in addition to their intellectual abilities. Together with proArte and with the support of the Art Commission, they invited all HSG students to take part in the Climate Art Competition of the spring semester 2022. Participants had the opportunity to demonstrate their talent and make a climate-positive contribution at the same time. The ultimate goal was to broaden the perception of the HSG as a sustainable, cosmopolitan and progressive university and to make students aware of the fact that "climate change is expensive".