Support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while collaborating with featured partners around the world
ELN Project Challenges offer an exciting opportunity for students to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through virtual projects and digital badges.
Featured sustainability partners are invited to share challenges aligned with SDGs and related targets, and identify specific areas for engagement and project outcomes.
Students can browse available project challenges and apply to those that align with their individual goals and interests.
Selected students will engage virtually with their project partner and will be matched with a UB content experti who will share input and feedack throughout the process.
Students who complete their project challenge will earn a Sustainability digital badge that will showcase their achievement to key audiences and stakeholders.
Students may seek course credit from their academic department, although it is not required or facilitated by ELN.
New project challenges will be added throughout the year.
Project Challenges are open to UB juniors and seniors from all academic backgrounds, majors and programs of study. Sophomores, or rising sophomores, may be considered if they have specialized skills or experience.
To be considered, students must demonstrate a foundational understanding of the SDGs and significant interest in working with the organization to address their indicated challenges and needs.
Partners include local and global partners who are leading sustainability-related work in communities and ecosystems around the world. All featured partners have collaborated in the design of project challenges and are committed to implementing outputs when possible.