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Sustainability

We are the heart and soul of sustainability,

where humanity and nature connect.

Our Sustainability Strategy

A sustainable world is a diverse, safe, healthy, and just world for all planetary life while living within a thriving environment that is ecologically viable over the long term. The College of the Liberal Arts Sustainability Council has three tenants of focus that help the College achieve this goal.  

Education

We are committed to an integration of sustainability into the educational and career development experience of Liberal Arts students both inside and outside the classroom.

Research

We are supporting, bringing attention to, and advancing sustainability-focused research within the College by bringing in scholars and creating labs with a sustainability focus.

Operations

We provide recommendations for how the College can responsibly use natural resources, care for the planet, and work with efforts led by the Sustainability Institute.

Resources that facilitate each of these efforts can be found through our News and Events and on the pages for our faculty, staff, and students

October 25 - 26
Families are embedded in larger contexts that have implications for family relationships and well-being. A large body of research by family scholars has documented multiple dimensions of the broader social environment−including cultural, economic, and political contexts−in family functioning. Less attention has been paid to how dimensions of the physical environment may impact families, including factors...
Monday, November 8, 2021
Virtual
2021 Theme: Reimagining the Future Join us for the second virtual BECC conference (with a potential in-person component, if safe). This year’s event will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences at which 500+ participants discussed innovative policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and engaged in building dynamic new networks and...

For more events sortable by topic area, please visit the News and Events page or News calendar view. University events can be found on the Sustainability Institute’s calendar of events.