Climate Change and Sustainability Education

In an effort to promote the importance of experiential learning and theory-based learning for sustainable education, the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Dickinson College in conjunction with the Office of Global Education will lead a delegation of 15 students to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 15th Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark as part of a year-long intensive course on policy development, climate change, and public communication.
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Kyoto to Copenhagen: Negotiating the Future of the Planet
This year-long class with a two week study abroad component in Copenhagen, Denmark, has drawn a delegation of the finest interdisciplinary students at Dickinson College.  Read more...

Student Delegation at the UNFCCC
What will students study throughout the 2009-2010 academic year?  What role will students play at the COP15?  How will Dickinson College act as an observer institution during the proceedings? What will the learning and production results of the course be?  And what are the areas of inquiry students will focus on throughout the year?Read more...

Leadership in Sustainable Education

A new curricular initiative to make study of the environment and sustainability a defining characteristic of a Dickinson education was launched with the opening of the 2008-2009 academic year. The initiative is made necessary by the growing human footprint that is transforming the Earth and eroding the capacity of environmental, social, and economic systems to sustain enriching, healthy lives, attain social justice and freedoms, and protect biodiversity and natural wealth. The need is amplified by our continuing failure to extend access to the means for attaining a high quality of life to the large proportion of the world’s population that lives in poverty. But the initiative is also inspired of hope and a pragmatic assessment that solutions for a sustainable future are feasible – feasible for this and coming generations if prepared with the knowledge, skills, global awareness, and sense of citizenship that are necessary to the challenge. 

For more information, see the quick links to the Dickinson College homepage, and Sustainability and Global Education initiatives at right.

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