Sustainability Education At Macalester

Incorporating sustainability in the curriculum is a part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.  At Macalester College, sustainability is included in classes, through academic internships, and in study away opportunities.

The Environmental Studies department at Macalester serves as the academic cornerstone of sustainability work at the college.  In 1973 Environmental Studies became an official program and in 2004 it became an official department of the college.  The department has supported campus sustainability through classes, events, newsletters, internships, study abroad programs, student projects, and support of sustainability projects on campus. 

Are you doing sustainability research?  See what the Macalester library has to offer through their Environmental Studies Subject Guide.

Examples of Integrating Sustainability into Education at Mac 

Wasteful Printing Wipeout

Real-Time Metering

An example of Macalester Academics in the classroom is highlighted in the Using a Class to Conduct a Carbon Inventory:  A Case Study with Practical Results at Macalester College article.

Sustainability-focused internships 2008-2013