International Environment & Sustainability Project Olympiad.

INESPO, International Environment & Sustainability Project Olympiad, is an international olympiad that was first organized nationally on May 16, 2009. Since 2010, the olympiad has extended to an international level with over 45 different countries participating every year.

INESPO, an initiative of Cosmicus Foundation, has since been transformed into a partnership with Wageningen University & Research and Stichting Technasium.

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Why do we need INESPO?

Global warming is forcing our societies, our economies and our world to change. Our ways of doing business, our careers and our job opportunities need to change too. With this change comes an unprecedented challenge and an opportunity to transform our schools and education.

INESPO welcomes grassroot initiatives, innovative projects for green transition and wants to offer opportunities to schools, both students AND teachers, to change-makers, rain-makers, ground-breakers: opportunities, whereas others see crisis. They see the possibility to develop project-based education concepts to teach 21st century transdisciplinary environmental skills to their students.

INESPO is for schools that have great ideas to protect or restore the environment; they have a vision for a more sustainable future; they have a strong track record of instigating change and are unafraid of failure; they believe in a bright future for our planet.