INGA initially started in 2017 as an initiative from the Aalborg Municipality (Center for Green Transition) in Denmark to involve the international student community in the transition towards a greener city. Seven international (+ two facilitators) and interdisciplinary students and graduates with various backgrounds, ages, disciplines and a passion for sustainability were chosen to be ambassadors and as Green Agents for Aalborg. INGA's focus was to facilitate, co-create, assist and contribute towards Aalborg Municipality's sustainability-awareness campaign, 'Gør os alle grønnere.' (Make us all greener).
Since then, INGA has further developed its network and welcomed new members to undertake more local initiatives and projects to proactively assist the city's pathway to green transition. For example, INGA has been involved in the annual Sustainability Festival in Aalborg to facilitating the Zero-waste graduation ceremony at Aalborg University.
INGA's strong collaborative team that compromises of various individuals from academia with different expertise and knowledge base is the foundation to bridge the international community with the city's citizens, businesses and local governments in its goal to green transition. INGA achieves this through research-based solutions to mitigate sustainable challenges focussing on urban green transition, sustainable management and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
INGA members share a will to grow and serve the world through collaborative work for the betterment of all life on earth and to secure a safe and healthy future planet.
The INGA model is based on interdisciplinary collaboration and co-creative process to find ways to achieve a more sustainable future through consulting and project-based assignments in partnership with local governments (municipalities), other organizations, businesses’ and government.