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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date April 27, 2011
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University of Mount Union
Tier2-7: Outdoors Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Martin Horning
Professor
Economics, Accounting and Business Administration
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Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that organizes hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students and follows Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

PL 290 Environmental Ethics. This course introduces students to ethical issues associated with the relationship between humans and the natural world. An aspect of this course is a wilderness trip to the Adirondack Mountains.

PY 350 Social Responsibility and Personal Well-Being. This is an experientially-based course that looks at the effect of service and other forms of helping behavior on ones’ sense of well-being. This involves a week-long Spring break service project in Latin America. In the last three years students have traveled to El Salvador to dig latrines for communities in rural villages as arranged through the organizaiton ASAPRASAR - Salvadoran Association for Rural Health.

BI 226 Tropical Biology Field Experience. An intensive, three week study of tropical biology. Students will explore and conduct field studies in major tropical ecosystems in Costa Rica.


The website URL where information about the program is available:
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