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Sustainable Development

Creating a sustainable future

Address the peace and social justice challenges by raising the living standards of humanity while respecting the planetary ecological boundaries.

We all have a responsibility to protect the environment and it is the College’s commitment to ensuring that environmental stewardship becomes a major part of every child's education.

Gifts allow the College to develop both the human resources and infrastructure necessary to create exciting opportunities for our students to build the skills and understanding needed for shaping a sustainable future. 




"We are able to walk the talk – to carry out conservation work hands-on and fight the extinction of species by ourselves. I think that it is projects like these that make me realise that gifts to the College allow us to make great strides in sustainability, something that lies at the core of our values.”

Arjun, Grade 12 and member of the Rainforest Restoration Project, funded by UWCSEA Foundation trustees Kirtida and Bharat Mekani


Solar for UWCSEA

Installing solar panels across three locations, this is a very real way for our community to get involved in reducing the College's carbon footprint.

Adopt a Tree 

Planting trees across both campuses, this is a unique way for our community to play an active role in protecting the environment.

The Green Heart project

The Green Heart project envisages the core of the Dover Campus to be a vibrant and inspiring central space for all our community, especially our students, to connect deeply with the natural world.

Sustainability Tour

Take a tour around the College and check out the sustainability features that are making our campuses not only educational but environmental too. From tree nurseries to solar panels, rooftop gardens to secret gardens - see the College in a whole new (green) light.

If you would like to sign up, please click on the link below,

Behind The Scenes - Sustainability Tours

Latest News  

Students advocating for solar energy

The East Campus programme follows in the footsteps of the hugely successful Solar for Dover initiative, which has installed over 565 solar panels across two buildings since it began in 2014. Now into the fourth year of operation, Solar for Dover remains a popular activity for Middle and High School students, and the team is currently just 20 panels away from reaching their 2017/2018 installation goal...Read More

Incredible Edible

The Edible Garden Project – now known by the students as ‘Incredible Edible’ – is a well-established College Service. This year, the UWCSEA Fund supported the role of a part-time supervisor to provide the necessary expertise and crucial logistical support in running the project. Gifts also funded the installation of an irrigation infrastructure and much-needed planting materials and tools...Read More

Supporting Circular Economy

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...Read More


Initiatives funded in 2017/2018

  • Solar for Dover programme

  • Dover Green Heart infrastructure

  • Campus wide composting Project

  • Marine Conservation Programme

  • Biomimicry and Biodiversity Conservation

  • Rooftop garden

  • Adopt a Tree


Find out about Dover Green Heart

An exciting new initiative coming to Dover Campus in 2018/2019 that will enhance our community's connectedness to the natural environment. Click the image below to find out more.