Summer Sustainability Institute 2018: Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities
Time & Date
Event Starts:06/03/2018 8:00AM
Event Ends:06/03/2018 5:00PM
ET - Eastern Time
Boston University and Green Mountain University
1001 19th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37212
Audience: Young Adult Women Men
During a two-week intensive immersion course, students will explore how norms of environmental and social responsibility are driving systems changes in two communities and they will analyze the potential for adopting such changes to their own communities. The first week will explore urban sustainability and resilience in Boston, Massachusetts, with a special focus on Boston University. The second week will focus on rural sustainability initiatives in Vermont, with a residency at Green Mountain College.
1. Cultivation of ability to identify and analyze systemic factors that are contributing to sustainability challenges in urban and rural settings.
2. Increased awareness of the connection among economic, political, and cultural factors in relation to issues of social and ecological responsibility
3. Cultivation of ability to analyze the sustainability challenges of one's own bioregion in dialogue with the systemic analysis approach used in the course.
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Boston University, Green Mountain College and Oklahoma City University