Sustainability Education is an issue of considerable concern and importance.
At present, it is inexistent everywhere except for a few rare exceptions.The paradigm is education
that has little or no sustainability basis or knowledge, leaving the graduates free to inflict
the most egregious damage to the planet. The results are here for everyone to see and experience,
unfortunately. The concern is extremely urgent everywhere. The latest Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) scientific report indicates that the planet is warming
faster than ever predicted, in addition to
all the serious crisis in water, food, air, soil,
biodiversity, plants, forests and animals, rivers and oceans.
Clearly, everyone should be seriously concerned about these issues,
and take action everywhere without delay.
A special United Nations Climate Change Summit has been
scheduled for September 23, 2014.
We are in conversations with several universities worldwide to create new sustainability studies and
Centers of Excellence for state of the art Schools of Engineering Sustainability in the nearest future possible.
We propose the creation of new multi- and interdisciplinary Schools of Engineering Sustainability, using integrative
methods that take into account the complete life cycle
loop of mass and energy for air, water, soil, food, wastes and biodiversity, by utilizing renewable, sustainable,
non-toxic, organic and solar methods and technologies.
We know the solutions to halt and reverse global warming. All it needs to be done is to teach and apply them.
The courses and curriculum will have sustainability at its central core,
sustainability being the subject of instruction and learning,
its science and the appropriate integrated technologies that can be used
to enable students to find or create employment in sustainable activities.
All other conventional sciences, e.g., math, physics, chemistry, are planetary
and used as an aid to facilitate the task of understanding sustainability’s usefulness and effectiveness.
After completion of the required number of credits, formal degrees will be conferred
by the University and the School of Sustainable Engineering to the graduating students.
All degrees will have compulsive coursework
1) Sustainability Science required core courses, and
2) Compulsive courses from a selection pool, such as:
Agriculture Sustainability: Water, Soil, Watershed and Organic Food;
Sustainability Ethics and Education;
Building Design Sustainability;
Sustainability Business and Entrepreneurship;
English Vocabulary for Sustainability Engineering and Science,
among the most important, in addition to the general education courses required by law.
The sustainability degrees offered by the University will be:
Degree Duration Coursework No. Courses
Professional Certificate in Sustainability (PCS) 1 yr of study 20 credits 6 courses
Associate of Science in Sustainability (ASc) 2 yrs of study 60 credits 20 courses
Bachelor of Science in Sustainability (BSc) 4 yrs of study 120 credits 40 courses
Master of Science in Sustainability (MSc) 2 yrs of study 36 credits research project/exam
Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability (PhD) 4 yrs of study 36 credits research & thesis
If your University, College or School is interested in initiating or expanding courses or degrees
in sustainability, find, and implement news ways to live on the planet. All we need is the will.