Empowering Changemakers for a Sustainable Future

Earthwatch is a nonprofit organization that believes in the power of individuals to make a difference in the world. Earthwatch is dedicated to addressing critical environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and habitat degradation. This is achieved through an innovative participatory science model that brings together dedicated participants and leading scientists to conduct research and collect data that can be used to inform conservation policies and initiatives.

The need for organizations like Earthwatch is more critical than ever. The global environmental crisis requires immediate action, and by involving people from diverse backgrounds, we can inspire them to become active environmental stewards and advocates for change in their communities. 

Earthwatch is a proud Emerging World partner, and for the second year in a row, Emerging World will work with Earthwatch to facilitate two projects as part of the Unit4 Act4Good Anniversary Experience. 

Two teams of Unit4 employees will participate in Earthwatch field research expeditions, providing them with a unique opportunity to contribute to critical conservation projects while gaining invaluable leadership skills and experience. Both teams will take part in the “Wildlife in the Changing Andorran Pyrenees” expedition, which will investigate the impact of climate change on biodiversity in the Andorran Pyrenees’ stunning forests and alpine meadows.

Field research expeditions are a cornerstone of Earthwatch’s mission. They offer participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work alongside scientists for 7-14 days, collecting data on critical environmental threats. These experiences not only contribute to our understanding of the natural world, but they also have long-term effects on those who participate. 

“Achieving a more sustainable world requires participation at every level, from large sweeping actions of many to meaningful individual actions. My favorite part about our partnership with Earthwatch is seeing how our creative employees implement their learnings in their communities upon their return, creating a ripple effect of change, hopefully for years to come.”

– Earthwatch corporate partner

By engaging with corporate partners, Earthwatch can amplify their efforts to create a more sustainable future. Employees can participate in immersive, nature-based programs designed to disrupt traditional approaches and encourage innovation. As a result, participants gain a better understanding of global environmental issues as well as the skills necessary to lead environmental initiatives in their workplaces and communities. 

Earthwatch equips and inspires corporate employees to return to their workplaces and tackle sustainability challenges, but a new generation of science-minded leaders is also necessary to effectively address these global issues. Earthwatch is committed to empowering future generations of leaders from diverse backgrounds. The organization provides opportunities for students and teachers from underserved schools to explore, study, and protect the natural world through fellowship programs such as Ignite, Project Kindle, and Girls in Science.

These programs encourage participants to use their newfound knowledge and passion to protect our planet by connecting them with nature and inspiring them to become active environmental stewards. Such initiatives not only foster an interest in STEAM fields but also confidence and leadership skills that can be applied in their daily lives and future careers. By investing in our planet’s future leaders and fostering a culture of environmental stewardship, we can all make a lasting impact on the world. 

Earthwatch believes that collaborative science has the potential to change the world. And you are a part of it! Working with Earthwatch can give you a profound sense of accomplishment as well as a renewed respect for the environment that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

To learn more about how you can contribute, visit www.earthwatch.org.