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Where are we now?
  • Environmental Studies Department established in 2009 (major established in 1979)
  • Sustainable Product Design and Innovation (SPEDI) program major established in 2009
  • Strong Campus Ecology student group
  • President's Council for a Sustainable Future established in 1996
  • Architecture programs with green bulding focus
  • 2011 Symposium focus: "What Sustains Us"
  • Early Sprouts program teaching gardening and nutrition to pre-schoolers
  • Holocaust and Genocide major established in 2009
  • Eco-Reps peer to peer education program established in 2007

Where do we want to be?
  • Continued and increased partnerships with the City of Keene, Antioch NE Graduate School, Keene High School and other local resources
  • Increased student involvement with local and regional issues related to Sustainability
  • Additional Integrated Studies courses related to Sustainability
  • Use of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) to assess current state of teaching related to sustainability on campus

How do we get there?
  • Service learning/experiential learning opportunities
  • Partnership with CELT (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching)
  • Additional cross disciplinary involvement
  • new TDS (Technology, Design and Safety) building with a net zero energy goal
  • STARS assessment due September 2011


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