Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sustainability degrees increasing in popularity

Wow. We are on a rising tide.

USA Today reports today that "college students are flocking to sustainability degrees." The article spotlights (very briefly) how MBAs at U Penn can pick up a degree that incorporates environmental studies, Harvard's design program is emphasizing sustainability, Arizona State has a School of Sustainability that has just graduated its first class, and Bucknell has incorporated a requirement "that explores the human connection to the environment."

Every couple of weeks I get email from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education informing me of the incredible goings on in sustainability and higher education. Things are changing really fast and, I sincerely hope, for the better. From the Ponderosa Project and Piedmont Project, from our own Center for Sustainability, Rock Ethics Institute, and Penn State's membership in the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium, to the plethora of other projects around the country, we are seeing so much happening. And now, finally, big media has noticed.

Now let's move our school!

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