The Sustainability Institute is helping to create learning opportunities for community members, alumni and global communities. Our courses feature a diverse selection of courses and programs in a variety of topics focused on sustainability. To achieve this diversity, the Insitute is partnering with academic units at Penn State as well as a variety of organizations committed to learning in sustainability.
- Degree Programs
Penn State has identified the following list of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and minors as sustainability-related.
- Sustainability Leadership MinorThe Intercollege Minor in Sustainability Leadership allows students in any major to incorporate sustainability as a significant theme in their undergraduate degree program. Through a combination of coursework and immersive experiences in sustainability, students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become sustainability leaders in their respective fields.
- Sustainable Communities Collaborative
Through the Sustainable Communitive Collaborative, students and faculty in existing courses engage with community partners and collaborate on sustainability projects. State College Borough is the selected community for 2013-2015.
- Mainstream Newsletter
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"With the breadth of our research and academic programs, and with the expanse of our alumni base, I think we carry a responsibility to take on the sustainability challenge head on."