With a goal of infusing sustainability into the SSU curriculum, the Sustainability Executive Committee (SEC) and WATERS Collaborative announced four "Sustainability in the Classroom " awards.
"The pursuit of a sustainable future means coming at problems from many directions, and these courses in philosophy, business and economics, biology, math and statistics add significantly to existing roster of courses in sustainability," said Paul Draper, the new Director of Sustainability for the campus.
"Broadly, we envision sustainability as ongoing efforts --large and small -- to respect the environment, see and remake culture, and construct new economies that don't compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," Draper explained.
Drawing from a GMC Academic Integration Grant, and a grant from the Sonoma County Water Agency, four awards were made of $1500 per course. Two of the four awards went to courses addressing watershed sustainability issues.