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Our Student-Led Sustainability Projects have college student 'Solutioneers' join a Project Team to implement sustainable solutions for local businesses. This means that college students help local businesses to reduce their waste, water use, and energy consumption, and increasing their local purchasing, green transportation, and so much more! Students are actively engaged in helping improve their local business community and are graduating with relevant, hands-on experience to add to their resumes.
We believe an investment in students will create a positive ripple effect in our society. Our 300+ alumni have told us that GreenLight is their main talking point in interviews, resulting in 90% of our alumni leading impactful, meaningful careers. Solutioneers learn the skillsets they need to make a difference, creating an army of impact-driven Solutioneers across the country.
We teach college student Solutioneers how to be effective, successful sustainability professionals through applied learning as they learn the 6-phase GreenLight GuideLines project process, which features sustainability project management best practices. Students learn how to take their ideas for how to change the world from ideation to implementation.
What does the Solutioneer Experience look like?
This experiential learning opportunity helps students apply their knowledge outside the classroom to gain experience that will boost their resumes, receive professional development training, make connections and friends in their industry, and start making a difference well before they leave college. Students receive weekly mentorship to foster their personal and professional growth and ensure the success of their projects. Students also have exclusive invitations to networking events and our retreats.
What does the Project Partner Experience look like?
Project Partners are the local businesses that we partner with on Student-Led Sustainability Projects. GreenLight provides an innovative, passionate team to help business leaders meet their sustainability goals and create a company-wide culture of sustainability.
GreenLight makes sustainability inclusive to the local business community. Often, business owners want to do good, but they need to stay focused on keeping the lights on, don't have sustainability expertise to make a measurable impact, and don't have the extra funds to allocate to sustainability. We bring in the extra capacity, resources, expertise, and affordability to help small-medium businesses be the change they wish to see in the world.
About GreenLight Solutions
GreenLight Solutions Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit based in Tempe, Arizona.
We help students launch their careers and help businesses go green.
Our Mission is to educate and empower students and business leaders to create positive social, environmental, and economic change through sustainability initiatives. We Envision a world where purpose-driven leaders create a resilient and equitable future for people and planet.
Our Core Values are Professional Development, Sustainability Stewardship, and Collaborative Community Leadership.
Since our inception at Arizona State University in 2013, and we have helped 55 businesses go green, implemented 72 local sustainability projects, and contributed 32,000+ volunteer hours to make our community a better place to live, work, and play. Our projects advance each of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations.
GreenLight Projects Advancing the SDGs: 2013-2021
SDG 1: No Poverty - 3 Project
SDG 2: Zero Hunger - 6 Projects
SDG 4: Quality Education - 13 Projects
SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy - 9 Projects
SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth - 17 Projects
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure - 8 Projects
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities - 15 Projects
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production - 35 Projects
SDG 13: Climate Action - 3 Projects
SDG 15: Life on Land - 2 Projects
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals - 6 Projects