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What Is Solution Generation

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Solution Generation is a national council of diverse higher education leaders committed to leading by example on a path to a positive future for climate solutions. As higher education leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure that our students and communities act today in order to protect and strengthen our towns, regions, nation and world.

By joining Solution Generation, we commit to making an impact and working together to educate, engage and inspire the breadth and diversity of our students, faculty, staff, communities and other higher education leaders on climate change solutions.

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Once you join Solution Generation, we’ll provide you with a wealth of resources to guide you on the path to a positive future: toolkits, ideas and networking opportunities that will help you engage your students, peers and communities on climate change solutions. By joining Solution Generation, you will elevate your leadership on climate solutions and educate and inspire your school’s staff and students to do the same.

The following are features of the Solution Generation program to assist you with either kick-starting your campus’s climate efforts or enhancing existing projects:

Your Path to Positive

Each college or university has its unique characteristics; no two campuses or student bodies are exactly alike! With that in mind, we’ve designed a way for you and your staff to create a personalized plan in order to take action and track your progress. Once you begin the Path to Positive, you’ll be able to prioritize and “favorite” various resources.

Talking Points and Communication Guidance

Whether your school is new to communicating on climate change or well seasoned, presenting your platform to staff and students requires some planning. Fortunately, Solution Generation provides a plethora of tools, talking points and tips to help you effectively communicate climate change and engage participation with any audience.

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A Strong Network

When you join Solution Generation, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other higher education leaders who have similar goals. Networking and collaborating with others and learning from schools already on the path to positive can be key to success.

Success Stories

Utah State University students use a bike maintenance station funded by the USU Blue Goes Green Fee.
Utah State University students use a bike maintenance station funded by the USU Blue Goes Green Fee.
Solution Generation offers success stories about schools from across the nation that are already on the Path to Positive. Find out how other higher education leaders have been able to take action on climate and sustainability within their campuses and communities. These success stories will provide you with ideas to motivate and inform your action plan.

Insightful Research

Solution Generation will help increase the efficacy of your climate initiatives with social science and communications research. We’ll provide you with the latest and greatest research and best practices to help you inspire others in your communications and engage your staff, students and community in climate change solutions.   

Effective Resources

Whether you are looking to lead by example in your own climate impact or engage others in climate solutions, Solution Generation provides a plethora of effective resources. Gain access to the best practices for campus sustainability and climate engagement. Solution Generation provides you with it all in a comprehensive, easy-to-access collection.

News and Community

Follow the latest news and thought leadership on higher education and climate to keep you up-to-date with progress across the country. You can also connect with other colleges and universities on the Path to Positive through social media and events. 

Partner Opportunities

If you are ready to make a higher-level commitment, we’ll work with you to build a unique partnership. Our existing partners play a critical role in our initiative, expanding reach and engagement across a diverse set of Americans on climate solutions. We welcome additional institutions as partners in Solution Generation.