Diane Kolack is using CUNY BA to study the social, economic, cultural and psychological factors that have influenced food consumption practices and patterns, as well as the environmental, ethical and economic factors in food production and distribution.
Fulfilling its mission of achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the Foundation for Post Conflict Development (FPCD) launched the Alpine Youth Challenge Summit on February 24, 2011. FPCD partnered with athlete Sophie Denis who proposes to create 6 youth centers in post conflict communities and educate youth about the values of peace, friendship and positive actions [...]
“I came to CUNY BA/BS to focus on themes related to water hydrology, pollution, and waste management. I want to be able to work in a field related to the conservation of our waters. Once I graduate in January 2010, I will be going back home — Spain — and I will apply to the JEMES program (http://www.jemes.eu/)”
In the fall of 2008 Emily Kaplan started an internship with the Teva Learning Center, North America’s foremost Jewish Environmental Education Institute; this internship transformed into a paid position as Registrar for all of Teva’s programs.
The work that CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies has been doing to facilitate University-wide college degrees in Sustainability (http://cunyba.gc.cuny.edu/sustainability/) is being recognized by the University Design Consortium’s Innovation Clearinghouse of Good Practices. The University Design Consortium, a boundary-spanning organization founded by Arizona State University (USA) and Sichuan University (China) in 2006, challenges public [...]
Even before graduating, Clint Porter was offered a job in sales and marketing with Kaco Solar, Inc., USA, an international company based in California that manufacturers photovoltaic inverters.
“CUNY Baccalaureate was a perfect fit, and I credit my unique Area of Concentration for helping me secure a related paid internship and admission to a master’s degree program.”
“In May 2009 I completed a fellowship through the Public Service Scholar Program at the N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation in the Marine Resources Department. I will graduate in June 2010, then I plan to travel to India and Indonesia to research natural resource management, sustainability, and innovative urban planning.”
Sustainability is an inherently interdisciplinary subject, typically reflecting the intersection of economic, environmental and social factors. CUNY Baccalaureate students have designed degrees in areas from Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Water Systems and International Sustainable Development, to Sustainable Art and Energy, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Sustainability. Over 40 such students have graduated so far, and all are either working in their fields and/or are in related graduate programs.
At present, we are the only place in CUNY where students can earn Sustainability degrees. If you are interested in a Sustainability or Green major, this is the right degree route for you.
CUNY Baccalaureate is the perfect place to study Sustainability. – Current student Steve Paelet, Sustainable Development
Through CUNY Baccalaureate I could combine my CUNY courses with Sustainability classes from programs abroad. – Current student Yedidya Tabanpour, International Relations and Environmental Sustainability
I use my leadership skills to continue my work to slowly rid our campus of all single use plastics. I feel so fortunate to be a sustainability student at this time. Our city, faculty and students are all open to working towards common sustainable solutions. Indeed, this is an exciting time to be an undergraduate student at CUNY. — Current student Athena Kurry, International Relations / Sustainable Development
I credit my degree with helping me secure a job at the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute and my admission to the Master’s in City and Regional Planning at Rutgers University. — K. Daya Bill, B.A. ’09, Urban Sustainability
My studies deepened my respect for natural and built environments, and I learned how to protect the social, economic and cultural aspects of a tour destination. — Pricila Maldonado, B.S. ’09, Sustainable Tourism
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