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Community Service-Learning

Community Service-Learning is an educational approach that provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable real-life learning experiences while providing a service to local community organizations.

The Sustainability Office is involved with the following community service-learning opportunities.

Community Service-Learning Courses

PS383: Environment, Psychology and Action

Students from Environment, Psychology and Action will have the opportunity to develop energy action plans based on areas within sustainability.

SY280: Research Methods 1

Students of Research Methods examine the communication channels of how students receive information in the area of sustainability.

Active Learning Courses

The Sustainability Office is also involved with a number of classes that incorporate active learning.

ES496: Theory and Practice of Sustainability

A multidisciplinary perspective on challenges and approaches to achieving sustainability at regional, national and global levels. Key perspectives will include the biophysical, social, economic and business.

ES296: Intro to Sustainability

Considers and integrates issues related to environmental resilience, community well-being and economic prosperity. Topics explored may include governance, land use, alternative energy, urban systems and technology through a sustainability lens.

UU101: Perspectives on Sustainability

The course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the topic of sustainability and is designed to be accessible and career-relevant for students from all faculties. The focus is on understanding the challenges of sustainability with respect to different spheres (e.g. ecological, economic, socio-cultural) and at different scales from personal to global. Guest lecturers will explore sustainability from a variety of perspectives and students will develop their own plans of action to address concrete sustainability issues.