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Campus Sustainability Leadership Program

The Campus Sustainability Leadership Program is a 5 day, intensive program offered during the summer through UVM's Continuing Education department.  Participants learn from leaders in the field, experience UVM's award-winning green campus, and develop their own sustainability plans.

The class runs annually in June, is open to anyone, and can be taken for professional development or 3 course credits.  In 2012, the class will be offered during the week of June 25-29.  Click here to register.

The program offers the opportunity for participants to investigate how colleges and universities can engage in sustainability initiatives in their roles on campus.  The program is also a great professional development and networking opportunity.

The class is taught by Debra Rowe, PhD, President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, Co-Coordinator of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, Senior Advisor for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Senior Fellow of Second Nature, and Professor of Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences at Oakland Community College and the Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology.

Gioia Thompson, the Director of the UVM Office of Sustainability, and Steve Posner, UVM's Eco-Reps Co-ordinator and Sustainability Fellow in the Office of Sustainability, are supporting instructors in the class.  In addition, participants will learn about UVM's sustainability efforts from various guest speakers and on and off-campus field trips.

Click here to learn more about the program and review the tentative schedule.