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Designing Sustainable Systems (PhD)

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

The PhD track in Management: “Designing Sustainable Systems” program is designed for DM students who want to build on their DM research and produce a doctoral dissertation that meets academic ...

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Sustainability and Justice Minor

  • California State University, Bakersfield (CA)

Sustainability and Justice is a General Education program pathway that a student can complete to be granted a minor in Sustainability and Justice.

Goal 1: Students will understand how social ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Environmental studies is a multidisciplinary program that introduces students to the study of human interactions with the non-human world. The program emphasizes the moral, cultural, and political dimensions of environmental ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Environmental studies is a multidisciplinary program that introduces students to the study of human interactions with the non-human world. The program emphasizes the moral, cultural, and political dimensions of environmental ...

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Geotourism Minor

  • Missouri State University (MO)

With this minor, students will learn how to lead in the sustainable tourism movement, improving how tourist attractions are taken care of and making them more appealing for visitors. Students ...

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Environmental Education Certficate

  • Missouri State University (MO)

This certificate is jointly offered by Department of Biology and Department of Geography, Geology and Planning and provides coursework to improve or broaden the student’s background knowledge of environmental ...

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Wind Power Engineering Graduate Certificate/Concentration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Wind Power Engineering is the first ever wind energy certificate/concentration program in the U.S. This 15 credit program offers a unique opportunity for ...

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Environmental Health (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The PhD Program in the Department of Environmental Health prepares a student with highly specialized and applied research skills that seek to better understand the links between environmental exposures and ...

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Geography (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offer an MS degree in Geography for those who wish to study human geography, environmental geography, or Geographic Information Science and Technologies (GIST). This program ...

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Environmental Conservation (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Recognizing the growing complexity of environmental conservation, this program has evolved into a broad, multi-faceted degree program, with diverse opportunities for emphasizing 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest ...

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Environmental Conservation (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Recognizing the growing complexity of environmental conservation, this program has evolved into a broad, multi-faceted degree program, with diverse opportunities for emphasizing 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest ...

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The impacts of higher education institutions on sustainable development: A review and conceptualization

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business

Purpose This paper aims to conceptualize impacts of higher education institutions (HEIs) on sustainable development (SD), complementing previous literature reviews by broadening the perspective from what HEIs do in pursuit ...

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Assessing Air Quality through a Sustainable Educational Model

  • San Diego State University (CA)

The purpose of this paper is to describe the application of a sustainable learning framework through a community-based project in the Southern California region. The Sage Project is a partnership ...

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Sustainability Knowledge Assessment at a Large, Regional, Minority-Serving Institution

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
  • City of Thousand Oaks (CA)

To assess the sustainability literacy of students at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), we administered a modified version of the Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge (ASK) to 2,993 students in ...

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Can relational values be developed and changed? Investigating relational values in the environmental education literature

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • York University (ON)

The possible dynamism of relational values is of extreme interest to sustainability scholars and practitioners, yet the fledging field of relational values has seen few research on whether interventions of ...

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Managing in turbulent times: The impact of sustainability in management education on current and future business leaders

  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • University of Surrey

During modern times of economic and political turmoil, we ask how we should be educating current and future business leaders to navigate periods of global turbulence. The paper suggests that ...

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Teaching the health impacts of climate change in many American higher education programs

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Climate change is the greatest threat to global health today and it challenges professionals in many disciplines. Most American university programs lack courses covering the rising deaths and illnesses from ...

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Twenty-First Century Learning as a Radical Re-Thinking of Education in the Service of Life

  • Cape Breton University (NS)

The education reforms called for in 21st century education initiatives have been characterized as radical. International efforts to reformulate education for 21st century teaching and learning are well-funded initiatives by ...

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Green sprouts: Transformative learning in learning through participation (LTP)

  • Macquarie University (NSW)

This article explores the transformative learning effects of university courses that integrate academic learning with practical experience, highlighting in particular the tripartite learning that may occur where students are encouraged ...

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Embedding Higher Education into a Real-World Lab: A Process-Oriented Analysis of Six Transdisciplinary Project Courses

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Since the early days of the emerging research format of Real-world Labs (RwLs), higher education plays a vital role in them. Examples have been presented on teaching activities in RwLs ...

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Assessing Graduate Sustainability Attributes Using a Vignette/Scenario Approach

  • RMIT University

Equipping professionals with skills to make decisions in line with sustainability principles is essential for transitioning our societies towards sustainable development. Higher education is at the forefront of generating professionals ...

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Holistic Approaches to Develop Sustainability and Research Competencies in Pre-Service Teacher Training

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect, both UNESCO and other international organisations recommend empowering youth to implement the SDGs in universities. Getting started with the SDGs at ...

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Integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses using guided discovery instruction

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Aarhus University

In this paper we discuss a guided discovery instruction approach for integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. To validate the proposed approach, we conducted two studies with students ...

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Education for Sustainability Policies: Ramifications for Practice

  • Monash University (VIC)
  • Deakin University

While it is well understood there is an urgent need to address global environmental problems, there is less understanding around how these problems can be addressed. At each level of ...

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A Case Study: Focusing on Sustainability Themes and Ecocomposition through Student Blogs in a Professional and Technical Writing Course

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (OK)

Tackling environmental and sustainability issues has grown in popularity in writing courses. Yet, for teachers designing professional and technical writing classes, what are the benefits and drawbacks in asking students ...

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It’s a Hit! Mapping Austrian Research Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • University of Graz
  • University of Innsbruck
  • University of Leoben

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a global agenda addressing social, economic, and environmental challenges in a holistic approach. Universities can contribute to the implementation of the SDGs by ...

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Strengthening sustainability leadership competencies through university internships

  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • Beyond Chacay Foundation
  • Asociacion Humboldt

This paper aims to determine whether high school students can become agents of change in their local communities by participating in a formal internship program implemented through a partnership between ...

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Sustainable Business Certificate

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Isenberg’s Sustainable Business Practice Certificate will give students the knowledge to be able to help companies implement socially, environmentally and economically responsible business practices that are also strategic, savvy ...

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Natural Resources Conservation Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Conserving Earth’s biological diversity and safeguarding the benefits or “ecosystem services” that functioning ecosystems provide to humans are two major objectives of natural resources conservation. In this minor, students ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Environmental Science employs an interdisciplinary approach, teaching students how to meet the challenges of creating a safe and healthy environment and how to recognize and control the effects of pollution ...

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (BA)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics option prepares students to assist in public and private decisions about environmental and natural resource issues. Population and income growth are increasing the pressure ...

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Landscape Architecture (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Bachelor of Science Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts is strongly influenced by its unique New England setting. Massachusetts is now the fifth fastest growing state ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Environmental Science Program is the only academic unit in the UMass system providing a B.S. degree in Environmental Science. Affiliated faculty teach a series of courses with the ...

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Earth Systems (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Global environmental changes require a comprehensive understanding of the earth’s major systems, and of the important ways in which these systems are linked. The major systems are the geosphere ...

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Natural Resources Conservation (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In the Natural Resources Conservation major students learn about the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how these systems can be managed to conserve biodiversity and protect ecosystem functions ...

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Sustainable Community Development (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In the Sustainable Community Development major, students can explore a variety of perspectives on creating a more sustainable world through planning and design. The planning and design of a sustainable ...

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Sustainable Business Certificate

  • Seattle University (WA)

The Sustainable Business Certificate will prepare you to lead firms to achieve acceptable profitability, while reducing their environmental footprints and assuring ongoing contributions to their communities. There are options to ...

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Marine and Conservation Biology (BS)

  • Seattle University (WA)

The bachelor of science (BS) major in marine and conservation biology allows students to develop an appreciation for the marine environments and ecology and conservation efforts. The curriculum includes several ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Seattle University (WA)

Environmental Studies coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically assess and address complex environmental challenges.

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Environmental Engineering Minor

  • Seattle University (WA)

The Minor in Environmental Engineering provides a strong foundation in the areas of mathematics, basic and engineering sciences, and the humanities and social sciences.

It encourages further self development and ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • Seattle University (WA)

The Environmental Studies minor has coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, plus Geographic Information Systems.

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Civil Engineering with a Specialization in Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Seattle University (WA)

The civil engineering program provides a strong foundation in mathematics, basic and engineering sciences, the humanities and social sciences. The environmental specialization gives prepares students for a career in developing ...

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Sustainable Urbanism (DrSU)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism (DrSU) is a post-professional applied research degree intended to prepare professionals and advanced urban design students for careers in multidisciplinary, evidence-based sustainable urban design and ...

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Sustainability Certificate

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Certificate in Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary foundation to understanding and addressing today’s most pressing and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.

This certificate covers the broad sustainability knowledge ...

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Interdisciplinary Environmental Analysis Minor

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

This minor was developed to prepare students to tackle real-world environmental challenges by providing more robust opportunities for interdisciplinary knowledge and skill development. The minor is structured to provide students ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Includes introductory-level courses and a wide degree of choice in elective categories. Pairs easily with many majors to provide interdisciplinary exposure.

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Environmental Policy (BA)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Students who major in Environmental Policy will be required to complete 40 graded units (13 classes) distributed as follows. Sixteen units come from required foundation courses. Nine units come from ...

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Environmental Biology (BS)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Environmental biology major will provide students with courses and research experiences that will poise them to become scientific leaders that address our most pressing environmental problems, such as: how ...

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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The BS in Environmental Engineering degree curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for environmental engineering careers and graduate studies. It is guided by the vision of offering the environmental engineering ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • San Diego State University (CA)

SDSU's sustainability minor is an interdisciplinary program that involves coursework taught by faculty across campus. The central focus of the degree is the interface of human and natural systems ...

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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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