Resilient and Sustainable Communities Minor

Green Mountain College

Date Posted: Oct. 15, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


Global ecological and social changes resulting from climate disruption, human population growth, and recourse depletion create unprecedented challenges for communities around the world. Understanding how communities can adapt to these challenges has become crucial for leaders in many fields, including community development, natural resource management, regional planning, education, and business.

The minor provides practical skills for those who major in liberal arts fields and is an excellent supplement for majors in environmental studies, REED and sustainable agriculture.

Students who minor in resilient and sustainable communities will learn how to assess community assets and challenges, how to leverage change in a system, and how to mobilize community members around issues of justice, sustainability and resilience.