Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date April 20, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Central Michigan University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Morgan Hummon
Sustainability Advancement Graduate Assistant
Facilities Management, Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Fundamental Educators Teaching Environmental Education Requirements

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Central Michigan University has a competitive Primary, Secondary and Higher Education program. A distinguishing sustainability feature of this program is the coalition with Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support or MEECS. The Website reads:

"The Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) is carefully designed to help teachers integrate environmental education into their classrooms using balanced and science-based curriculum lessons and materials. Broaden the opportunities for young people to acquire basic information about the environment - how it functions, how it is affected by human activity, and how harmony between human activity and the natural environment can be achieved to benefit our economy, our environment, and our quality of life. A greater understanding of our environment will lead to greater care and stewardship.

The units are Michigan-specific and include the many environmental issues that are unique to the Great Lakes region."

This innovation within the CMU curriculum focuses teacher training on relevant sustainability issues. Since CMU has a partnership with this constantly evolving organization, the university is privy to the most current resources for sustainability related curriculum tools. This ensures that educators graduating from Central Michigan University have a solid foundation/background in teaching/infusing sustainability in the classroom.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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