Sustainability Certificate Program

A THREE COLLEGE COLLABORATION PROGRAM AMONG WELLESLEY, OLIN, AND BABSON COLLEGES

Program Director: Linder (Olin College)
Wellesley Faculty Advisory Group: DeSombre (Environmental Studies; Wellesley Program Contact);  Brabander (Geosciences), Jones (Biological Sciences), Rodenhouse (Biological Sciences), Thomas (Environmental Studies and Biological Sciences), Turner (Environmental Studies)

Addressing the challenge of using earth’s resources sustainably requires a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, in which basic research about the causes and consequences of environmental problems is combined with an understanding of the incentives and processes for a large-scale reworking of economic activity and the technology with which to reconfigure the human effect on the natural world. Wellesley, Olin, and Babson Colleges are uniquely suited to address this challenge by providing a joint program capable of educating students in ways that each cannot accomplish alone. By truly integrating business, engineering, and the liberal arts in the service of environmental sustainability, this program will provide students with the cross-disciplinary academic preparation and the cross-campus cultural collaboration experiences needed to approach environmental issues holistically. This certificate program can serve as a complement to an Environmental Studies major or to any other major.

 

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