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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Global Development and Environment Institute

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE – pronounced "gee-day") was founded in 1993 to combine the research and curricular development activities of two Tufts programs: the Program for Sustainable Change ...

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Center for Integrative Environmental Research

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER) at the University of Maryland addresses complex environmental challenges through research that explores the dynamic interactions among environmental, economic and social forces and ...

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Environmental Finance Center

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Environmental Finance Center works to enhance the ability of governments and other organizations to provide environmental programs and services in fair, effective and financially sustainable ways.

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Gund Institute of Ecological Economics

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics integrates natural and social sciences to understand the interactions between people and nature and to help build a sustainable future. It is a hub ...

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Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education & Research

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research was established in 2004 with the generous support of Lowell and Jan Steinbrenner to change the way the world thinks and acts ...

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Center for Sustainability Education

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) creates, enhances and connects opportunities for learning about sustainability in and out of the classroom. Working with a variety of partners, CSE supports activities ...

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Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Rachel Carson’s work is the inspiration for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. Her contribution to human understanding of the environment is unparalleled. Silent Spring has been called ...

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Center for the Sustainable Environment

  • Franklin & Marshall College (PA)

The Franklin & Marshall Center for the Sustainable Environment was created to consolidate the many interests and initiatives relating to global environmental stewardship and sustainability on the Franklin & Marshall ...

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Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute (E²SHI)

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute (E²SHI) aims to coordinate and encourage innovative research and teaching that address the health and sustainability problems that society faces as ...

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Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy

  • Morehead State University (KY)

The Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) integrates University resources with regional resources to develop the potential of its service region. Academic programs, research initiatives, and service activities ...

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Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education

  • New York University (NY)

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education was established in 2000 in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University to promote environmental literacy and ...

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Institute for Sustainable Solutions

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) is a hub for sustainability at Portland State, supporting interdisciplinary research, curriculum development, student leadership, and meaningful community partnerships that contribute to a just ...

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Princeton Environmental Institute

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Founded in 1994, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. Our mission is to advance knowledge and to develop ...

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Sharp Sustainability Education Center

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

Ramapo College’s academic environment has benefited from the addition of the Sharp Sustainability Education Center. The Center further incorporates environmental literacy and understanding of sustainability into the Ramapo curriculum ...

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Canadian Centre for Environmental Education

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

The Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) and Royal Roads University have formed a partnership to create the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education. Geared towards both Canadian and international ...

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Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research

  • Slippery Rock University (PA)

Slippery Rock University's home for hands-on sustainability education and action since 1990. The Robert A. Macoskey Center (RAMC) at SRU was created in 1990 to promote sustainability at SRU ...

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Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) educates, inspires, and empowers professionals to create a better future for people and our planet through graduate education, professional development and research ...

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Center for Environmental Education & Sustainability

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The WKU Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability (CEES) has been in existence at WKU for over 25 years. The Center works with formal and non-formal educators from preK through ...

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Center for Sustainable Engineering

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Center for Sustainable Engineering (CSE) is a partnership among five universities: Syracuse University (lead institution), Arizona State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of ...

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Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing (CGDM) was formed in 1993 to encourage multi- disciplinary research and education on environmental management, design for environment and pollution prevention issues in ...

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Center for Environmental Resource Management

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

The Center for Environmental Resource Management provides university-wide leadership and coordination for environmentally-related research, education, and outreach activities. The CERM vision is to become a regional "think tank" for achieving ...

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Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering

  • Yale University (CT)

The Mission of The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale is to advance sustainability by catalyzing the effectiveness of the Green Chemistry and Green Engineering community. Green ...

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Australian Centre for Environmental Law

  • Australian National University

The Australian Centre for Environmental Law (ACEL) was established in 1992 to create a critical mass of environmental law and policy expertise. Since its inception, ACEL has established itself as ...

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Centre For Law & the Environment

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Centre seeks to establish a network of scholars and policymakers from a variety of disciplines, professions, and institutions throughout the world. Only by sharing knowledge across many walks of ...

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Natural Resources Law Institute

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

The Natural Resources Law Institute (NRLI) provides a focus for legal scholarship at Lewis & Clark’s law school. The NRLI supports work by an annual research fellow, distinguished faculty ...

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Center for Environmental Law and Land Use

  • Loyola University New Orleans (LA)

Loyola’s Center for Environmental Law brings together dedicated students, inspiring professors, expert lawyers, and active members of the community to study and respond to the Gulf Coast’s most ...

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AAS in Clean Energy Technology

  • Walters State Community College (TN)

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Clean Energy Technology is designed to train students who wish to enter the job market in selected areas of the clean energy field ...

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AAS in Green Building Maintenance & Management

  • Sullivan County Community College (NY)

The associate in applied science degree in Green Building Maintenance and Management provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage buildings that incorporate sustainable building principles and ...

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AAS in Green Technology & Sustainability Option

  • Portland Community College (OR)

The program's Green Technology and Sustainability Option, approved this spring by the state of Oregon, provides Mechanical and Civil Engineering Technology students with the skills to better prepare them ...

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AAS in Horticulture

  • College of Lake County (IL)

Today’s horticulture industry offers careers that go beyond landscaping and floral design. Associate degree graduates of horticulture programs can become natural area managers, arborists and owners and managers of ...

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AAS in Renewable Energy Systems

  • Portland Community College (OR)

The most comprehensive Renewable Energy Systems (RES) training offering in the State of Oregon preparing technicians for solar power, wind power, fuel cell and other renewable energy fields.

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AAS in Sustainability Technologies

  • Central Carolina Community College (NC)

The Sustainability Technologies curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environmental, construction, alternative energy, manufacturing, or related industries, where key emphasis is placed on energy production and waste ...

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AAS in Sustainability Technologies

  • Central Piedmont Community College (NC)

The Sustainability Technologies Associates Degree curriculum will be based on a core of required science and engineering courses and feature four specialty tracks that will prepare technicians to meet workforce ...

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AAS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Central Carolina Community College (NC)

As a pioneer in innovative curriculum programs for the community college system, CCCC scored another winning effort with the establishment of its Sustainable Agriculture program in 2002. Developed in partnership ...

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AAS in Sustainable Development

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Sustainable Development provide a student with a broad-based understanding of the Menominee Model of Sustainable Development. This program focuses on a multidisciplinary ...

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AAS in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Rio Salado College (AZ)

Sustainable Food Systems will show students how to identify ways to create sustainable food practices. Students will also learn about the real food movement, how food is produced and purchased ...

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AS in Environmental Landscaping

  • College of Marin (CA)

Students learn about soils, agriculture methods, and complementary business methods in specialized workshops and classes. A certificate is available in Landscape, Organic Farm, and Garden Production. Core courses address the ...

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AS in Environmental Policy & Regulation

  • Drury University (MO)

The College of Continuing Professional Studies offers an associate of science in environmental policy & regulation. Courses are designed to provide a basis for understanding the science of environmental policy ...

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AS in Environmental Studies

  • Ulster County Community College (NY)

The Environmental Studies Program includes comprehensive courses in biology, environmental science, mathematics, and chemistry. It also provides optional hands-on training through available field-based internships. Students can prepare for a variety ...

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AS in Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Cosumnes River College (CA)

The Environmental Studies & Sustainability Program is an interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary, course of study that presents a broad overview of ecological issues from a variety of perspectives in the natural ...

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AS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Sustainable Agriculture major is designed to train farmers and gardeners in the techniques of sustainable food production. It provides a foundation in plant and soil science, integrated pest management ...

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Sustainable Urban Agriculture (AS)

  • San Diego City College (CA)

The Sustainable Urban Agriculture program at City College offers you a hands-on approach to becoming a professional and/or academic in the fields of farming, gardening, gardening for the culinary ...

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AAS Sustainability Coordinator Program

  • Lane Community College (OR)

To prepare students for careers as sustainability coordinators, resource management technicians, corporate social responsibility coordinators, environmental specialists, recycling coordinators, pollution prevention specialists and energy or waste reduction analysts. Graduates may ...

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Associate Degree in Farm & Food Systems

  • Greenfield Community College (MA)

The Farm & Food Systems program at GCC is a Liberal Arts advising option that explores the broad field of sustainable farming and local food systems. It provides students with ...

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Associate Degree in Sustainable Development

  • Bond University (Queensland)

The Associate Degree in Sustainable Development is designed to equip students with a strong foundation and advanced technical skills for careers within property related industries and professions. Students can specialise ...

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Renewable Energy Technologies AAS

  • Lamar Community College (CO)

Total Degree Hours: 69. General Education Requirements: 17 credits: COM 125 - Interpersonal Communication; ENG 115 - Technical English and Communication; MAT 108 - Technical Mathematics; PHY 107 - Energy Science and Technology with ...

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Sustainable Agriculture Technology AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology curriculum is designed to provide students the skills necessary to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for numerous positions associated ...

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Sustainable Energy Technology: Renewable Energy AAS

  • Iowa Western Community College (IA)

Renewable energy research and innovation is booming, resulting in big business and high-tech, high-paying jobs for skilled workers. In just two years, students in the Sustainable Energy Technology: Renewable Energy ...

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Sustainable Environment Technologies (AAS)

  • Northwest Technical College (MN)

The Sustainable Environment Technologies program prepares students to design, integrate and maintain renewable and traditional energy systems. Students develop an in-depth understanding of green building concepts along with energy efficiency ...

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Sustainable Landscape Practices AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Provides the student with training in sustainable agriculture and horticulture practices and the necessary background to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture technology. The program includes landscape and home gardening ...

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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

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NOLS

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Strategic Energy Innovations

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Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
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The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
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Founded in 2009, The GREEN Program creates short-term, experiential education programs focused on sustainable development. TGP's accredited model has attracted university students representing over 470 universities and 70 countries globally.