|Submission Date||Dec. 13, 2017|
|3.00 / 3.00||
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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.
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.
The minor in Sustainability examines the interplay among the environmental, social, and economic forces involved in addressing the challenges to a sustainable future.
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.
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