Student Energy was founded with the purpose of building a movement of young leaders that are committed to transitioning the world to a sustainable energy future.
We feel a deep sense of urgency to involve the millennial generation in our global energy issues. We are the generation that will be tasked with meeting and exceeding 2050 global emissions targets and finally solving some of the world’s climate and sustainability challenges.
In four short years, Student Energy has amassed 24,000 student followers, hosted events in Calgary, Vancouver, New Delhi and Trondheim, Norway with plans in the works to host events in Cape Town, Aberdeen, Mexico City and New York.
The specific goals of Student Energy are to Educate, Inspire and Connect postsecondary students from around the world so that they can pursue tangible action to tackle our major global energy challenges. In our opinion, the more educated, inspired and connected a student is, the more likely they are to pursue some sort of tangible action towards tackling energy issues.
Student Energy is unique in the fact that we are globally focused, multidisciplinary and non-partisan. If the millennial generation is going to truly affect change on a global scale, then dialogue and action are needed, not more sound bites and stone throwing.
As a brand new charity in Canada (CRA Status approved in January 2013), Student Energy is very much a “startup” non-profit. Building a rapidly scaling organization while simultaneously creating the structures, processes and good governance necessary to support our vision has been an incredibly exhilarating process.
We are thrilled to be new members of Imagine Canada, Propellus and the Association of Fundraising Professionals and look forward to building a movement of global youth with the support of each of these organizations.
To get involved or learn more about Student Energy, contact Executive Director Kali Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.