Sustainability Semester - Spring 2013

St. Lawrence is developing a new program – The Sustainability Semester - designed to give the next generation of thinkers and leaders the tools to tackle the globally important challenges of sustainability.

Through the Sustainability Semester, students will delve into complex and challenging environmental issues through intensive study and hands-on experience.

St. Lawrence’s Sustainability Semester will be an off-campus living-learning program that will encourage students to consider sustainability from both a local and a global perspective. Sustainability is a way of life that allows us to live well without degrading the ecological, social and economic systems on which future generations will rely. Students will leave the program ready to engage with the most serious challenges facing their communities and the world. They will be prepared to create sustainable solutions by employing both theoretical and practical knowledge from a range of academic disciplines and cultures. In addition, they will have a unique skill set that will allow them to contribute to and build communities as engaged, responsible and ethically reflective citizens.