Mission and Vision
Sustainability is a nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary field that seeks creative solutions that promote environmental health and restoration, social equity, and economic vitality. The goal is to meet the needs of the present (such as health, energy, food, shelter, and transportation) while ensuring the satisfaction of those same needs for future generations. In light of unprecedented environmental degradation, social instability, and economic uncertainties in today’s world, the sustainability minor cultivates the complex knowledge and skills needed to secure a healthy future for all.
To cultivate a learning community that transforms paradigms and creates pathways to an equitable and sustainable world.
We utilize experiential learning, research, and service activities to implement practical approaches to more a sustainable future on the UNM campus, in the state of New Mexico and for the Earth as a whole. Sustainability Studies integrates knowledge and methodologies from the sciences, humanities, and arts to provide a roadmap for students that can be applied to the design, selection, and implementation of sustainable policies, practices, technologies, and strategies.
- Surround the student with colleagues, mentors, and peers who understand and practice sustainability.
- Provide access to thriving examples of sustainable communities on and off campus.
- Integrate theory and practice through service learning, research, and outreach projects.
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