Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies students and faculty meet with Green Collar Economy author Van Jones.

In the 2009-2010 academic year, I co-founded the Sustainability Studies (SUST) program at Roosevelt University with my College of Professional Studies colleagues Mike Bryson and Brad Hunt. You can find out more about the Roosevelt University program through its homepage and blog. Mike and I cowrote an essay “Creating the Sustainable City: Building a Seminar (and Curriculum) Through Interdisciplinary Learning” for the July 2010 edition of Metropolitan Universities (link opens a PDF).

SimsMRFsorting2I moved to the Pratt Institute in 2012 to develop and teach sustainability courses as part of the larger sustainability initiative that includes the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS), the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, and the CSDS Resource Center. We created Pratt’s Sustainability Studies Minor during the 2012-13 academic year, and I serve as the co-ordinator of the minor.

Any Pratt undergraduate regardless of major who has room for 15 credit hours of our courses may minor in Sustainability Studies. I encourage Pratt students interested in declaring the minor to contact me. Students sure about declaring the minor can download the minor declaration form (opens as a PDF).

Fall 2018 courses:
SS 201T The Sustainable Core (Mondays 5-7:50pm)
SUST 405 Production, Consumption, and Waste (Wednesdays 2-4:50pm)

Spring 2019 courses:
To be announced fall 2018.



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