Central College Students Complete Small House With Salvaged Items

For their senior project, two environmental studies majors recently completed a small house over a 10-week period for $489 using truckloads of reclaimed materials.

Ivy Tech CC Chair Investigates Renewable Energy for Department

The university's chair of engineering recently visited China, a major manufacturer of photovoltaic panels, in order to incorporate solar energy into the department's curriculum.

Northwestern U Adds Sustainability Concentration to Masters Prog

Added to meet the demand for an education in practical green building planning, the university's McCormick School of Engineering is now offering a new sustainability concentration in its Masters of Project Management graduate program.

U Alberta Launches Sustainability Scholars Graduate Program

(Canada): Supporting the university’s Sustainability Plan 2012-2016, the new programs' objectives are to create opportunities for sharing information and ideas between graduate students and the city professionals, to advance professional development opportunities for graduate students at the university in the area of sustainability, and to inspire graduate students to apply their learning to real world city challenges.

Boston U Offers Energy & Environmental Concentration

Offered as part of the university's MBA program, the purpose of the new Energy and Environmental Sustainability concentration is to provide students with an understanding of sustainability-related challenges that businesses face, how business can adapt to these challenges, and how to identify, evaluate and act upon the opportunities created by these changes.

Pace U to Unveil Environmental Policy Graduate Program

The new two-year masters program beginning in fall of 2015 aims to provide an understanding of the complex relationships between natural science, law and management, and how to use the tools of these disciplines to develop appropriate responses to complex environmental issues.

U Alberta Commences New Sustainability Certificate

The newly offered Certificate in Sustainability is a new student credential for undergraduates that aims to transfer historical literacy, educate about the systemic nature of sustainability challenges, and enable application of sustainability literacy at a personal, academic and professional level. Students are required to take 15 hours of courses from specified areas.

U Northern Alabama to Offer New Sustainability Class

Beginning in spring 2015, the new Sustainable Earth class will be offered to science and non-science students in an effort to educate students about sustainability issues and solutions.

U Virginia Class Engaged in Global & Local Solutions

The university's global sustainability class, ranging from first year to graduate students, presented posters about possible solutions for a sustainability-related issues.

Indiana U South Bend Incorporates Sustainability Studies Degree

The university is now offering a Bachelor of Art degree in Sustainability Studies, designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of sustainability, offer a wide variety of ways to practice sustainability, and give them hands-on experience that will prepare them for jobs in the emerging green economy. The curriculum includes internships, opportunities for research, and a seamless transition from the classroom to the workplace or graduate school.

Cedar Valley College Commences Living Lab Initiative

Utilizing the sustainability learning opportunities available to students on campus, the new initiative, with four focus areas: buildings, energy, transportation and community, will give college students hands-on work skills complementing their academic and technical programs.

College of Charleston Launches New Diversity Major

The university's Office of Institutional Diversity helped manifest the new African American studies major, the goal of which is for students to gain not only understanding and knowledge of African American history and culture, but comprehend the African American experience in the context of American and Western history.

CUNY Brooklyn College Launches Major in Urban Sustainability

(U.S.): The college's new Bachelor of Arts program examines the dynamics between social and natural systems as well as the trade-offs among environmental, social and economic sustainability, and offers concentrations in economics, environmental science and sociology.

Coastal Carolina U Releases Fracking Brief

Students created reports that analyze federal and state laws and their impacts on various communities. A recent report looked at fracking in North Carolina in an effort to best prepare students for sustainable leadership and public service.

Fort Hays State U Introduces New Certificate

(U.S.): The university started a new program this fall where students can earn 12 specific credit hours to then receive a sustainability certificate.

U Michigan Introduces Sustainable Food Initiative [VIDEO]

(U.S.): Within this new initiative, the university committed to develop sustainable food as a discipline and added a minor in Sustainable Food Systems starting this Fall.

Rice U Introduces New Energy Curriculum

The university's Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences recently introduced new courses on energy humanities.

Florida A&M U Introduces New Initiative

The university is focused on advancing the research, teaching and application of innovative solutions to global socio-economic, ecological and energy sustainability issues in which the new Sustainability Initiative will play a pivotal role toward helping the university to achieve this mission throughout the 2014/15 school season.

Concordia U Hosts Exchange Students

(Canada): An exchange student program between Fulda University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the university provided an opportunity for German students to explore sustainability through compost and edible garden site visits, conducting research and writing reports for three weeks this summer.

Lewis & Clark College Introduces Ecopsychology Certificate

(U.S.): A new certificate program was introduced at the college to explore the link between human health, identity and sanity to sustainability relationships and the health of the earth.

Palo Verde College Offers Solar Energy Job Training

In conjunction with First Solar, Inc., the college’s newly announced utility-scale solar training program aims to provide students with tools and education for the solar power industry.

U Pennsylvania Program Advances Sustainability in Curriculum

A student selected to participate in the Penn Green Campus Partnership's Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum recently spent eight weeks with two professors to examine sources from which to include relevant supplemental readings and conducted research for a joint paper on business contributions toward environmental protection.

St. Clair College Offers Sustainable Energy Program

The college's new curriculum in sustainable energy offers green building concepts and applied knowledge of photovoltaics, wind turbine systems, solar thermal and geothermal biomass systems.

Technical College of Lowcountry Adds Solar Program

To help people find jobs in the solar industry, the college now offers a certificate course that will teach students how to install and maintain two types of solar technology systems, photovoltaics and solar thermal.

Lock Haven U to Offer Sustainability Degree

(U.S.): Attempting to connect with the state's growing green jobs industry, the university's new Associates of Arts degree in Sustainability Studies is developed from its Environmental Studies minor and will include courses in conservation law, business, social work, economics and environmental justice.

U Haifa Launches New Sustainability MBA Program

(Israel): The university's new Global Green Masters of Business Administration program focuses on the environmental, social and governance issues at the heart of business managers' responsibilities.

Murray State U to Offer New Sustainability Graduate Program

The university's new graduate-level program will allow students to specialize in one of four areas: agricultural sustainability, environmental sustainability, industrial and technical sustainability, or sustainability education.

Green Mountain College Introduces New Graduate Program

Beginning in 2015 with a residency featuring Bill McKibben, the college's new online, two-year Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities incorporates land-use planning, economic development, energy production, food systems, and resource management, while developing skills in leadership, group organization and conflict resolution.

HKUST Course Teaches Positive Social Impact

(Hong Kong): The newly offered course through The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's Business School allows students to work with a dedicated philanthropy fund to identify and invest in sustainable social businesses that positively impact the community.

U Colorado Boulder Expands Energy/Water Professional Degree Prog

(U.S.): A new educational partnership at the university allows qualified students to earn both a Master of Engineering (ME) degree and a Professional Certificate in Renewable and Sustainable Energy or a Professional Certificate in Water Engineering and Management, which can be earned either via distance education or in campus classes and may be pursued either part- or full-time.

Penn State U to Offer Clean Energy Certificates

To prepare for the future of low-carbon energy generation, the university is launching four online graduate certificate programs: bioenergy, solar energy, wind energy, and sustainability management and policy. The certificates are aligned with the green energy and sustainability management sector helping build skills in such areas as project development, sustainability assessment, systems engineering and strategic planning.

Harvard U Offers Climate Change Secondary Field

(U.S.): Offered to any undergraduate students regardless of their course of study, the new energy and environment field is designed to allow students to explore issues surrounding energy and the environment from the perspective of their primary discipline.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Explores Sustainable Living

(U.S.): The new two-semester long program for new students called Sustainable Living focuses on the relationship between local actions and global effects.

U Wisconsin Madison to Offer New Sustainability Certificate

The new certificate to be offered through the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies with support from the university's Office of Sustainability will allow students to diversify their major course of study with interdisciplinary coursework in sustainability principles and application to real-world challenges. Through the certificate program, students will learn about links between natural and human systems, life-cycle thinking, value-generation for energy and other natural resources, and the role of public policy.

Western Michigan U & Northwestern Michigan College Offer New BS

The two schools have recently teamed up to offer a Bachelor of Science in Freshwater Science and Sustainability, which focuses on freshwater ecosystems and the environmental, social and economic issues of their sustainable use and management.

Montgomery County CC Honors Sustainable Food

A new focus of a Honors Colloquium, students spent time learning about sustainability issues of the modern agriculture and food system and were asked to provide possible solutions such as policy changes.

Western State Colorado U Offers New Masters Environmental Prog

The university's new Master in Environmental Management is set to begin in summer of 2014.

Washington State U Vancouver Uses Wind Turbines in Curriculum

A curriculum component in the university's School of Engineering and Computer Science, the five residential wind turbines allow students hands-on opportunities to design, build and test more efficient blades.

UC Santa Cruz to Develop Campus-as-Lab Academic Plan

The provost's sustainability intern is working with the university's Campus Natural Reserve staff to develop a curriculum of field activities that will be offered to undergraduate students accessing the on-campus outdoor classrooms and living laboratories.

Tompkins Cortland CC to Devise Farm to Restaurant Program

(United States): As part of the community college's new Sustainable Farming and Food Systems degree program, the farm-to-bistro curriculum will combine food from an on-campus farm with educational opportunities for students and engage community through a downtown restaurant.

U California Berkeley to Offer Food Systems Minor

In an effort to bring more attention to sustainability issues and experiential learning in food systems education, the Berkeley Food Institute has begun to form a committee to develop plans for a minor in food systems and sustainability.

Dickinson College Joins The Eco League

The college recently accepted an invitation to join The Eco League, a consortium of six universities and colleges that focus on experiential education through semester exchange programs to allow students access to varying ecosystems.

San Francisco State U Offers New Sustainability Courses

After winning funding from the California State University's Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program, in spring 2014 the university will be offering courses in sustainable transportation, supply chain management, geography and environmental science. The winning proposals were developed with the aid of the university's Physical Planning & Development and were awarded $38,207.

Harvard U Now Offers Resilience Concentration

The new Risk and Resilience concentration, focused on planning, communities and systems, is offered through the university's Master in Design Studies.

Edmonds CC Announces Sustainable Urban Ag Education Program

(U.S.): The community college's new winter 2014 program in Urban Agriculture includes the course topics agroecology, soil and plant sciences, site designing and planning, diversity in crops, suburban environments, and rooftop systems.

U Albany Rolls Out Sustainability Minor, Bus Tracker

The university launched an undergraduate minor designed to provide students with a foundation in the environmental, geopolitical and social aspects of sustainability, and installed a new GPS bus system to provide real-time arrival data to riders.

The Ohio State U Offers Sustainability Minor

After the launch of a major by the same name, the new Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability minor is a multi-disciplinary program designed to provide a foundation in sustainability concepts and theory.

Seattle U Initiates Sustainability Literacy Assessment

In an effort to assess the university's progress of student sustainability literacy, the newly developed scale will be used to measure incoming freshmens' understanding beginning in the fall of 2013.

Erie CC Opens Green Building Training Center

(U.S.): The recently opened Green Building Technology Center will house training in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and workforce development in emerging green building technology. With funding assistance the building was constructed with renewable energy and energy efficiency techniques and equipment.

Indian Institute of Management Offers Sustainable Mgmt Diploma

(India): The new postgraduate diploma program is the result of a shift in the country's business paradigm to environmental concerns, global warming, and socio-economic implications of increasing corporate power.