A Community Commitment to Go Green
All members of the University of New Haven community play a role in fostering a sustainable campus and in developing the next generation of leaders and innovators committed to preserving the environment.
The University’s Office of Energy and Sustainability, which is a part of the Facilities department, coordinates campus-wide efforts to reduce the University’s carbon footprint, engages students in discussions and programs designed to protect the environment, and develops ways to integrate issues about sustainability into classes and co-curricular learning opportunities, including through Tagliatela College of Engineering, which includes professors who are experts in sustainability and green design.
The University also offers a minor in Sustainability Studies for students seeking to better understand environmental considerations in industry, government, nonprofit, and academic institutions. Courses enhance students’ major area of study by providing links between science, engineering, mathematics, business, economics, and the humanities. The minor takes a problem-solving approach to the discipline as students learn to apply broad knowledge to specific institutional, local, or global problems. Students in this minor develop valuable insights into the nature of current sustainability practices.
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