ABOUT STUDENT ENERGY
Student Energy is a global charity empowering the next generation of leaders who are accelerating the transition to a sustainable, equitable energy future.
We work with a network of 50,000 young people from over 120 countries to build the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to take action on energy. Student Energy collaborates with governments, companies, and organizations to facilitate meaningful youth engagement and mobilize resources to support youth-led energy solutions.
Complex factors currently make our energy system unsustainable. Student Energy envisions a future where energy serves the world’s needs in a way that is economically, socially and environmentally equitable, and does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
STUDENT ENERGY CHAPTERS
Student Energy has over 40 active chapters at post-secondary institutions worldwide working in their communities to accelerate systems-level change by hosting events such as regional summits, researching and implementing energy solutions, and engaging the public in energy education.
Student Energy Chapters allows students to leverage our global brand and organizational knowledge to take action on energy in their communities by building interdisciplinary energy literacy and developing tangible solutions to tackle energy issues in their communities. Chapters work together to choose their own focus areas and projects in order to best respond to the needs of their community.
The Global Chapter Network is an incredible opportunity for students to connect to and work with their like-minded peers from around the world while gaining professional development skills.
The Leaders Fellowship is a 10-month web-based leadership program that includes core energy system education paired with a practicum project. The program provides future work skills training, energy knowledge, connections to global leaders and young professionals, and the hands-on experience young people need to take action.
Participants complete the Fellowship ready to pursue their big ideas in energy as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur working with companies, governments, organizations and research institutions.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENERGY SUMMIT
The International Student Energy Summit (SES) is the largest youth-led conference for students on energy. SES is Student Energy’s pinnacle event and takes place every two years in different cities around the world.
The event targets international, multidisciplinary post-secondary students in undergraduate and graduate studies interested in energy. The Summit is run by a team of students who win the bid to host and organize the conference with the support of Student Energy Global.
Stay tuned for the announcement coming soon to declare which Student Energy Chapter's won the bid to host the next International Student Energy Summit and the theme. More information is coming soon.
Student Energy’s Energy System Map is a dynamic, freely accessible tool for diving into the complex world of energy. The interactive ed-tech platform brings energy information to young people through an interactive Energy System Map, which includes short write-ups introducing young people to fundamental energy system topics, paired with animated videos and deep dive resources. The Energy System Map and energy education videos have been one of our organization’s greatest successes: The Map has reached over three million users, and our videos have reached 6.8 million visitors since their launch.
Recently, we launched Phase Two of the Energy System Map, which introduces a new category called Influences on the Energy System, which contains 20 new topic pages on issues such as climate change, energy access, and markets and finance.
Used by students at all educational levels, educators, independent learners, and organizations, the Energy System Map is the premier tool for anyone wanting to learn about the energy system to dive in, explore and engage. Energy is complicated, so the Energy Systems Map breaks information down in an unbiased way so students can have an accessible entry point.
What People Are Saying
"“Delegates from the International Student Energy Summit 2015, you are part of the first generation that can end poverty and the last that can avert the worst impacts of climate change. I place great hopes in your power to shape our future.”"
— Ban ki-moon, Former United Nations Secretary-General
"“The energy revolution is happening now. We are empowering young people to break the barriers that stand in its way. Our diverse group of delegates, speakers, and partners will challenge the inertia of conventional systems, to create momentum for a sustainable and equitable energy future.”"
— Meredith Adler, Executive Director at Student Energy