Carleton College: Local Applied Sustainability Program

    Carleton College: Local Applied Sustainability Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Agriculture
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Local Applied Sustainability is designed to give rising high school juniors and seniors a substantial college-level experience to use the initiatives and resources of the Carleton community as laboratories of innovation, reflection, creative thinking, and problem solving.

    Understanding how our behavior today influences our ability to meet the needs of tomorrow is critical to building a more resilient planet. Grass roots initiatives, innovative companies, and progressive institutions are working to create solutions to help meet present global resource needs without compromising those of future generations. Global sustainability, however, is complex and multifaceted, and begins at the community level. Thus, creating a sustainable future requires a holistic and integrated approach that demands a local mindset to addressing global environmental problems.

    Participants in this program will learn how faculty from across the liberal arts curriculum are contributing to the global conversation of sustainability while investigating how initiatives in our own communities are striving to address environmental challenges that are globally relevant. By way of examples from across the Carleton campus and the greater Northfield area, students will observe how sustainability projects are enacted within communities to help address large-scale environmental challenges. Students will then use these examples to help them learn how various organizations within their own communities enact sustainability practices and then communicate what they’ve learned to their classmates using ESRI StoryMaps.

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