Certificate in Sustainability
Embracing a sustainable future is an important objective that many of us share -- but how exactly can we accomplish this goal, and what resources will be required? How are breakthroughs in knowledge, technology, and behavior change strategies for more sustainable practices worldwide relevant locally? Come learn how in a series of classes where leaders in sustainability from across the region tell their stories and provide lessons for where you work, live, and volunteer. Ready to deepen your engagement with sustainability and to build on the existing foundational work?
What is sustainability?
The word "sustainability" is used in a variety of ways, and the definition continues to change as the field evolves. In 1987 United Nations-appointed Bruntland Commission drafted this definition: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
This definition is the foundation for the field of sustainability today. In addition, sustainability now includes consideration of three dimensions: equity, economy, and environment. This certificate program will cover all aspects of sustainability.
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- Knowledge of basic principles and concepts related to the three dimensions of sustainability: equity, economy and environment.
- Ability to analyze sustainability dilemmas and trade-offs.
- Experience with problem solving in the field of sustainability.
- Understanding the multiple approaches to communication about sustainability.
- Familiarity with innovative practices and solutions.
- Experience with practices of reflection and restoration for self-sustainability and personal wellbeing.
- Access to a network of sustainability leaders in the metro Atlanta region.
Emory University continues to lead in campus sustainability by achieving a Gold rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). STARS is a self-reporting sustainability evaluation tool developed by the Association for the Advancement Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), with broad participation from the higher education community. Emory's evaluation by STARS was based on a comprehensive list of credits in three major areas: Education & Research (ER), Operations (OP), and Planning, Administration & Engagement (PAE). Of the nearly 170 schools that registered to participate in STARS, Emory is one of just 14 to be rated STARS Gold -- the highest rating achieved so far.