Sustainability becoming more popular on many campuses

Steven Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, says that increasing numbers of colleges across the country are offering students degree programs in sustainability, reports the Huffington Post.

According to Cohen, schools such as Arizona State University, the University of California-Santa Barbara, Bard College and New York University are all offering students degree programs with a focus on sustainable business, environmentalism or conservation.

"Students in these programs are challenging their faculty to develop creative solutions to the world's crisis in environmental sustainability," Cohen wrote. "Just as the 20th century's move toward massive, technologically based economic development changed our educational system in the second half of the 20th century, the challenges of global sustainability are also starting to influence higher education."

According to The Volante, the student newspaper of the University of South Dakota, the school's board of regents recently approved a new degree program in sustainability for the college. Officials from the school say the new program will be the only qualification of its kind taught in the area.

If you're serious about making a difference and preserving the environment for future generations, you may want to consider filling out a college application for a degree program in sustainability.


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