Curriculum

Introduction

One of the primary functions of colleges and universities is to educate students. By training and educating future leaders, scholars, workers, and professionals; higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to understand and address sustainability challenges. Institutions that offer courses covering sustainability issues help equip their students to lead society to a sustainable future.

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Online Certificate in Sustainable Resource Management

  • Kankakee Community College (IL)
This 2-course certificate certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in sustainable resource management. Those who complete the courses are eligible to take the Illinois Recycling Association's Sustainable ...
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Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and ...
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Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that equips students with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing ...
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Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to advance their careers in the ...
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BSc in Natural Resources Conservation

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
This interdisciplinary program prepares students for careers in conservation and management. Encompassing the natural and social sciences, students will learn how to use the technologically advanced tools and quantitative techniques ...
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Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability Membership Required

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Corcaigh)
Demonstrating how a university can, in a very practical and pragmatic way, be re-envisioned through a transdisciplinary informed frame, this book shows how through an open and collegiate spirit of ...
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How Much do U.S. University Students Know, and Want to Know About Sustainability and Green Building? The Findings of a Survey, and Possible Implications for General Elective Curriculum Membership Required

  • Weber State University (UT)
  • Purdue University (IN)
Using the survey approach, this investigation examined the attitudes and interest of college students at two universities in different geographic locations within the United States. Approximately 24,000 students from all ...
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Raising environmental awareness through education Membership Required

This paper presents a method for involving learners in awareness-raising and real changes in consumption. The described method is a teaching assignment comprising a self-audit of household chemicals' consumption, system ...
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Sustainability teaching in higher education institutions of Kazakhstan Membership Required

Sustainability teaching is challenging due to problems of the economic development, as well as of overcoming a post-communist mentality in countries with economies in transition. This is particularly relevant for ...
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Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
This book will enable teachers and managers in the post-compulsory sector to consider a range of approaches to embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their practice in the post-compulsory ...
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Nursing students’ attitudes towards sustainability and health care Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
**Aim** To evaluate attitudes towards embedding sustainability and climate change in nursing curricula among nursing students, some of whom had participated in a sustainability and health skills session, and determine ...
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Bitten by the Green Design Bug Membership Required

According to *U.S. News & World Report*, "sustainability sensibility is sweeping through and transforming the curricula in America's colleges of engineering, as more educators emphasize the importance of designs and ...
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Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (MD)
The Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management is designed to prepare students professionally to contribute to the coming low carbon future. The George Washington University partnered with the Greenhouse Gas Management ...
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Doctorate of Public Health in Environmental & Occupational Health

  • George Washington University (DC)
The goal of the EOH DrPH program is to prepare students for advanced level professional work in research, policy, and program design and administration in the field of Environmental and ...
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MPH in Global Environmental Health

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Mission of the Global Environmental Health MPH program – a joint program between the Departments of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health – is to educate individuals who ...
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MPH in Environmental Health Science and Policy

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Mission of the Environmental Health Science and Policy MPH program is to educate individuals who are committed to public health protection to apply critical analytic skills to the development, ...
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Certificate in Responsible Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Certificate in Responsible Management (CRM) program is designed to enhance the preparation of students as responsible leaders. The CRM offers students the opportunity to participate in seminars, projects, courses, ...
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Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
Awarded jointly by the George Washington University and The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management requires completion of 3 core courses and three electives. The ...
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Master of Tourism Administration with Concentration in Sustainable Tourism Destination Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
The GW Master of Tourism Administration program equips students for competitive management positions in tourism, hospitality, sport and event and meeting management. Designed for tourism destination managers, marketers, developers, business ...
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MA in Environmental Resource Policy

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Environmental Resource Policy (ENRP) Program at GW offers a multidisciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability studies. The Master of Arts program prepares students to enter environmental policy careers in ...
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BA in Environmental Studies

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Environmental Studies Program is an integrated, multi-disciplinary, science-based program that focuses on interactions between people and the natural and built environments . Part of GW's Geography Department, the environmental ...
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Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability allows students to explore the challenges of sustainability and to think about how to develop solutions to pressing issues at the local, regional, and global ...
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AAS in Sustainability Technologies

  • Cape Fear Community College (NC)
The Sustainability Technologies program is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of the new energy economy. The program’s three focus areas – Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and Buildings – ...
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Dual Major in EcoGastronomy

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
The Dual Major in EcoGastronomy prepares students for professions within the rapidly evolving food community—from farm to fork to nutrition and health outcomes. The Dual Major integrates University of New ...
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Sustainability now key selling point for business schools attracting students Membership Required

*The Guardian* reports that "students are now demanding business courses include sustainability on the syllabus."

The I3E model for embedding education for sustainability within higher education institutions Membership Required

  • University of Southampton
This paper presents an evidence-based model (the I3E model) for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) within a higher education institution. This model emerged from a doctoral research that examined organizational ...

Health Educators Climate Commitment Membership Required

  • Columbia University (NY)
The Health Educators Climate Commitment is a pledge by 118 medical, public health, and nursing schools from 15 countries to train their students to address the health impacts of climate ...

The mercury game: evaluating a negotiation simulation that teaches students about science-policy interactions Membership Required

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
Environmental negotiations and policy decisions take place at the science-policy interface. While this is well known within academic literature, it is often difficult to convey how science and policy interact ...
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Toxic Release! The role of educational games in teaching and learning about hazardous pollution Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (NY)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)
The compounding elements of toxic releases make teaching and learning about them difficult. For example, toxic releases have multifarious source/sink dynamics, high-stakes risk profiles, complex timelines, and passionate stakeholders with ...
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Preparation of environmental studies and sciences students to participate in the environmental risk dialogue Membership Required

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)
Environmental exposure to chemicals associated with modern industrial and agricultural practices is a major societal concern. Evaluating and managing risk from these chemicals requires knowledge based on both the natural ...
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Integrating geoscience into undergraduate education about environment, society, and sustainability using place-based learning: three examples Membership Required

  • Metropolitan State University (MN)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Utah State University (UT)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
From water to energy, and from climate change to natural hazards, the geosciences (marine, Earth, and atmospheric science) have an important role to play in addressing a wide range of ...
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Supporting the Integration of Sustainability into Higher Education Curricula—A Case Study from Switzerland Membership Required

From the perspective of different stakeholders, education for sustainable development (ESD) in higher education is highly desirable. In practice, however, this may present challenges, as it involves systemic and cultural ...
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A Comparative Study on Sustainability in Architectural Education in Asia—With a Focus on Professional Degree Curricula Membership Required

  • Korea University
Architectural education is a key factor in the re-thinking of the whole industry toward a system of more sustainable buildings and cities. Asia is the continent with the highest population ...
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BS in Sustainable Horticulture

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
The Sustainable Horticulture Bachelor of Science degree is designed to provide students science-based education which can be applied in a wide variety of careers in landscape plant production and use ...
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AS in Sustainable Horticulture

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
Students are prepared for careers in greenhouse crop production, nursery crop production, and horticulture opportunities at parks, recreational areas, tourist attractions, and historic sites. Sustainable and environmentally sound methods of ...
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AS in Sustainable Food and Farming

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
The 60-credit Associate of Science degree offers a program of study for those who wish to practice agriculture but are not quite ready to make a commitment to the B.S. ...
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Permaculture Design Certificate

  • Oregon State University (OR)
Students develop a sustainable landscape using permaculture methods through this online, instructor-led certificate program offered by Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University. All students complete regenerative landscape projects ...
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Certificate in Environmental Studies

  • Gateway Technical College (WI)
This certificate requires 3 one credit courses: Sustainable Landscape, Soils and Plant Nutrition, and Plant Pests and Beneficials.
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AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology - Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Gateway Technical College (WI)
Students learn the foundation of “green” electrical systems. They can perform system maintenance and repair of solar photovoltaic systems. Hands-on lab-based learning is incorporated into all course work. Study areas ...
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Certificate in Sustainable Design

  • Gateway Technical College (WI)
This certificate provides an introduction to sustainable design. Instructors will familiarize students with methods, materials, and finishes used to maintain a sustainable design environment.
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Permaculture Design Certificate

  • Gateway Technical College (WI)
This course will teach participants techniques to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and will increase the long-term sustainability of their homes and communities. Students will learn ecological principles needed to ...
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Advanced Technical Certificate in Urban Farming

  • Gateway Technical College (WI)
The Urban Farming Advanced Technical Certificate enables students to intensively farm small plots of land and bring their crops to market profitably. The certificate combines intensive farming curriculum with entrepreneurship ...
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MA in Ecopsychology

  • Naropa University (CO)
Naropa University’s low-residency Master of Arts degree in Ecopsychology integrates psychology and ecological issues in the study of human-nature relationships. It offers theoretical grounding in ecopsychology along with transpersonal psychology, ...
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Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design

  • Bastyr University (WA)
Bastyr's Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design offers training for those who want to build upon their knowledge of medicinal and edible plants and apply that expertise by developing sustainable landscapes. ...
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Permaculture Design: Practicum

  • Cornell University (NY)
This 4.5-week online course provides an opportunity for students to build their knowledge about permaculture and ecological design. Participants will explore the content through videos, readings, and activities and complete ...
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Permaculture Design: Ecosystem Mimicry

  • Cornell University (NY)
This 6.5-week online course provides an opportunity for students to build their knowledge about permaculture and ecological design. Participants will explore the content through videos, readings, and activities and complete ...
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Permaculture: Fundamentals of Ecological Design

  • Cornell University (NY)
This 6.5-week online course provides an opportunity for students to build their knowledge about permaculture and ecological design. Participants will explore the content through videos, readings, and activities and complete ...
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Permaculture Design Certificate

  • Austin Community College (TX)
This course introduces students to the principles and practice of permaculture design in relation to the diverse Austin area community and landscape. Upon completion of this course including the site ...
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Noncredit Certificate in Permaculture Design

  • University of Richmond (VA)
The University of Richmond and the Shenandoah Permaculture Institute have partnered to offer the only Permaculture Design Certificate program in the Richmond Region. Through 72-hours of workshops over four weekends, ...
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Professional Certificate in Sustainability for Existing Buildings

  • George Mason University (VA)
The non-credit Professional Certificate in Sustainability for Existing Buildings focuses on the importance of sustainability in the operation of existing buildings. This program is specifically focused on the principles of ...
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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

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Curriculum Partners

American Meteorological Society

Washington, DC
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

National Outdoor Leadership School

Lander, WY
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate
At NOLS we believe positive, ethical leaders change the world. Based on this belief, NOLS has become the leader in wilderness education. Our students explore remote wilderness and learn technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics.

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

Sustainable Business Education

Seattle, WA
Business Affiliate

The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate