Incorporating Sustainability in Class Curricula
The American College and University President’s Climate Commitment includes some language on including sustainability and climate issues in the curriculum. Because of this, the Sustainability Office is available to help interested faculty.
How Can the Sustainability Officer Help Interested Faculty
- UN Rio +20: Suzanne Savanick Hansen and student Maria Langholz traveled to Brazil in the summer of 2012 to attend a parallel conference to the Rio +20 sustainability conference, the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities. Check out the Rio +20 summary and Rio +20 Resource List.
- Curitiba, Brazil: As part of the trip to Brazil, Suzanne and Maria also traveled to Curitiba, Brazil, to gather information on this famous sustainable city. Check out resources on Curitiba.
- Money: Sustainability Small Project Fund
Available Campus Data
- Campus greenhouse gas emissions
- Annual energy reports
- Markim Hall energy, GHG, water data
- Waste, recycling, pig food, and composting data
- Energy recommissioning documents for the main campus buildings
- Campus house energy audits for all campus houses
- Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System data (STARS). Includes some social sustainability metrics, as well as environmental metrics.
- Student, faculty, and staff commuter survey data
- Wind turbine information
- Sustainability and Cost Saving Projects at Macalester
The Sustainability Office often gives tours of campus. Possible tours include:
- Campus Sustainability
- Markim Hall green building tour
- Sustainable landscaping tour
Class planning documents
- Project Planning Worksheet
- Example Group Project Contract
Contact Suzanne at email@example.com to schedule a tour