“Sustainability” is a way of living that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In order to achieve sustainability, we must examine our approach to energy, food, shelter, transportation and other aspects of everyday life. Can we continue our current approach indefinitely? What changes need to occur to make our approach sustainable? What can we do to make those changes?
Through the certificate in sustainability practices, students learn the principles of sustainability along with specific ways to implement them. Anyone seeking to understand and practice this approach will benefit from completion of the program. For some, the program can serve as a first step toward a more in-depth knowledge that may lead to a career. This certificate could help professionals to distinguish their business practices, community leaders to better understand future trends in community planning and any student, educator or citizen to make a positive difference in the environment.
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
Wubben Science 232