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Community Service-Learning

Community Service-Learning is an educational approach that provides students the opportunity to gain valuable real-life learning experiences while providing a service to local community organizations. 


The Sustainability Office is involved with the following community service-learning opportunities:

PS383 Environment, Psychology, and Action

Students from Environment, Psychology and Action will have the opportunity to develop energy action plans based on areas within sustainability

SY280 - Research Methods 1

Students of Research Methods examine the communication channels of how students receive information in the area of sustainability

The office is also involved with a number of classes which incorporate active learning: 

ES496 Theory and Practice of Sustainability

A multidisciplinary perspective on challenges and approaches to achieving sustainability at regional, national and global levels. Key perspectives will include the biophysical, social, economic and business.

ES 296 Intro to Sustainability

Considers and integrates issues related to environmental resilience, community well-being and economic prosperity. Topics explored may include governance, land use, alternative energy, urban systems and technology through a sustainability lens.

UU101 Perspectives on Sustainability

The course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the topic of sustainability and is designed to be accessible and career relevant for students from all faculties. The focus is on understanding the challenges of sustainability with respect to different spheres (e.g. ecological, economic, socio-cultural) and at different scales from personal to global. Guest lecturers will explore sustainability from a variety of perspectives and students will develop their own plans of action to address concrete sustainability issues.