While helping UAF become more sustainable
Students interested in sustainability and research experience should take a look at a new course offered this spring and summer at UAF. The course, "Sustainability Research," will help students gain real-world experience, learning to determine how sustainable an organization is while earning credit.
SNRAS departments of geography and natural resources management, along with the UAF Office of Sustainability and the Honors Program, are sponsoring a course for three to 15 students to help conduct the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) project. STARS is a comprehensive sustainability assessment tool developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
This will involve research in all aspects of the university from energy, water and transportation, to curriculum, diversity and administration. This tool will be a guide for advancing sustainability in all sectors of UAF.
The course is designed to credit both undergraduate and graduate study either through an individual study course, internship (GEOG/NRM 300) or honors contract. The research completion deadline is Aug. 15 and students may enroll as soon as April 18. Contact Cary de Wit or Michele Hebert for more information.