Vassar College Engages Students in Campus Sustainability Planning

After studying sustainability plans from colleges, New York City and Europe, students are using their final papers to make official recommendations on how campus sustainability efforts could be further supported.

Maharishi U Management Environmental Law Class To Be Taught By Leading Experts

"Making Peace with the Earth," a course on global environmental law and food policy will feature top experts, including Ved Nanda, JD, the director of International Legal Studies at the University of Denver and a leading international law scholar and global activist. Guests include Bill Goldstein, A. Thimmaiah, Vandana Shiva, John Ikerd, John Fagan and more.

U Arizona Launches Online B.S. in Sustainable Built Environments

Starting fall 2015, the university's new online bachelor of science degree prepares students with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and skills to make our communities, buildings and landscapes more sustainable.

Virginia Tech Online Masters Programs Offers International Field Experience

The online Masters of Natural Resources program celebrates its one-year anniversary with an added International Field Experience requirement. The program is offered out of the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, founded in 2012 and headquartered in Arlington, Va.

Maharishi U Offers Master's Program in Sustainable Living

During the first year of the program, beginning fall 2015, students will spend half their time in class and half in the community addressing challenges. The second year will be entirely devoted to a major community project, with one option being a 25-month hitch in the Peace Corps.

U Nebraska-Lincoln Pilots Campus Energy Audit Course

The first-time class allows students to work with the university's energy projects engineer to interview building users, review energy usage data, and document building conditions during a series of walkthroughs. The collected information will be used to generate a final report that includes a list of possible improvements.

Arizona State U Convenes Educational Task Force on Sustainability

The university's new National Sustainability Teachers’ Academy educational task force for sustainability aims to bring teams of elementary, middle and high school teachers from across the nation together to focus on solutions-based curriculum with an emphasis on urban systems. University sustainability scientists and scholars will help coach and lead hands-on sessions on solutions surrounding food, water, energy and climate.

California State U Monterey Bay Opens New Sustainable Degree

The new bachelor of science in sustainable hospitality management provides students with local, regional and global perspectives on current and pressing sustainability issues and problems within the hospitality industry. Concentrations exist in sustainable hotel, resort and event management, and sustainable ecotourism management.

Georgia Tech Selects Sustainability-Centered Undergraduate Focus

As part of the university's accreditation process, Serve, Learn, Sustain has been chosen as its newest Quality Enhancement Plan, which seeks to improve undergraduate education by developing academic courses and experiences that combine community involvement with sustainability, and by focusing on global challenges in critical areas of energy, environment, water resources, food security and global health.

Maryville College Introduces New Sustainability Minor

The new minor in Sustainability Studies is designed to complement any major and provides a lens into the economic, environmental and social tiers of any field of study, and provides a global perspective.

Portland State U Launches Graduate Certificate in Public Design

The university's School of Architecture's new certificate in Public Interest Design aims to prepare students in sustainability, community development and architecture to aid underserved populations through sustainable, human-centered design methods via in-classroom studies and hands-on field experience, working directly with communities in need.

U Maryland Offers Free Sustainability Classes to Students

Called Sustainable Tuesdays, the series combines a pre-existing class with weekly guest speakers from the architecture, planning and preservation school that students can attend. The two semester-long classes about sustainable living can be attended without adding extra credits to their course load.

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.