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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.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Sustainability major

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

This major recognizes the environment as a physical, social, cultural and psychological construct that is threatened by many forms of human activity. It further recognizes that humanity can make a difference by developing multi-faceted solutions that will help us to exist as a species, create an equitable society, and maintain a healthy planet.

The major was approved by the New York State Department of Education in May 2016.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

Here, our classrooms are intimately linked to the spectacular natural setting that surrounds the Wells campus, allowing for a sense of place as well as an appreciation of both nature's awesome beauty and its impact upon the human experience. It's a perfect setting in which to examine the earth, its ecosystems, environmental problems and environmental problem-solving from a viewpoint that emphasizes a scientific approach as a key component of effective environmental stewardship.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Sustainability minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The minor in Sustainability examines the interplay among the environmental, social, and economic forces involved in addressing the challenges to a sustainable future.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Sustainable Food Systems minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

This minor investigates the challenges of the current global food system. With a focus on the cultural meanings of food, and the social and physical conditions under which we grow and consume foods, the minor equips students with the understandings and tools needed to build a more sustainable world.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
https://global.wells.edu/ICS/icsfs/Sustainable_Food_Systems.pdf?target=5b4a8fc7-dd96-4f14-8071-ca3ee5221346

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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.