UVa Launches Sustainability Minor
The UVa Minor in Global Sustainability, a vision that's been in place for about a year and a half, is officially a reality here on Grounds. Students that meet the credit requirements will actually be able to graduate with the minor in May -- kind of makes me wish I could relive my days of undergrad academia...! UVa Today has written a comprehensive article about the program, and info is already up on the A-school website (where the minor is housed), if you'd like to learn more. The basic elements of the minor consist of taking the Global Sustainability 'foundation' course as well as credits divided amongst the three legs of the sustainability stool: equity, environment, and economy. Students' experience will culminate in a capstone course that will include a significant focus on hands-on community-based research and engagement. Congratulations to Carla Jones (UVa ARCH '10 and current Planning graduate student) and others for seeing this project to fruition.