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Hands-on Learning in Sustainability Studies

From classroom to forest: opportunities to join in a variety of clubs and activities

As a Sustainability Studies student, you’ll have a chance to apply what you’re learning in the classroom to the sustainability challenges we face in communities and globally. Our program stresses development of critical thinking and excellent reading, research, and writing skills among our students.

We want each of our students to have the opportunity to be admitted to excellent graduate school programs so that those who choose to do so might advance their education and their career opportunities through earning a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate in a field relevant to sustainability.

We also value hands-on learning for our students as a means for them to gain experience and make professional connections useful for moving directly into sustainability work upon graduation. Hands-on learning opportunities open to you include research and writing based work for businesses and organizations as well as getting your hands dirty with projects in local food, recycling, youth education, campus operations, event planning and coordination, community organizing, and more.

Seek out opportunities for hands-on learning through your Sustainability Studies courses and through participating in student clubs. Talk with your professors about your ideas and interests so that they can help guide you to relevant opportunities at your campus and in your community.

CMC is committed to sustainability. This means we intend to reduce the college’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12.5% every 5 years until carbon neutrality is reached in the year 2050.

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