The UW is known for its innovation and leadership in sustainability efforts in our campus operations. What is less well known are the amazing things happening in the classroom—and that is where you come in. An interdisciplinary cross-campus committee concluded in its report to the Provost that “the time is ripe for all UW campuses to make sustainability a top priority not only in its operations but across the curriculum.” [http://green.uw.edu/sites/default/files/May%2031%20Final%20Report.pdf]
Although UW boasts over 500 courses with environmental themes, we are a bit “behind” other universities in terms of incorporating sustainability more explicitly into our curricula. If the UW were to be a leader in teaching sustainability, what would that look like to you as a student? How can the UW cultivate the kinds of innovative, interdisciplinary linkages that sustainability education requires? And, most importantly, what can you envision as your contribution?
On Tuesday, February 24, dozens of students from across campus will bring their inspiration and ideas to the table for this exciting conversation.
We hope you will join us! Please rvsp here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webqsurvey/elised2/260170