Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
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Colorado State University
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:

Number of sustainability continuing education courses offered :

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Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

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CSU Offers the Following Sustainability-Related Certificate Programs:

Natural Resources and the Environment: Students gain critical insights into the conservation and use of natural resources. The program introduces the latest theories and practices in natural resources to develop an understanding of the viewpoints that impact public debate and decisions on this important topic.

Colorado Energy Master: Energy Masters receive 30 hours of energy education and complete meaningful energy projects in their communities such as energy audits and teaching in schools.

Native Plant Master: Native Plant Masters receive extensive training in water-saving landscaping techniques and the importance of native plants in natural ecosystems in order to educate thousands of Coloradans across the state.

Sustainable Military Lands Management (SMLM): A one-of-a-kind online educational opportunity that trains current and future professionals in the breadth and complexity of military land management to provide them with knowledge of the rapidly evolving practices, technologies, and analytical tools necessary to support this national defense mission.

Non-credit certificates in "Green Buildings" and "Green Homes" are also offered.

Similarly, the Institute for the Built Environment has an award winning training program in Integrated Sustainability Management: http://www.ibe.colostate.edu/learn.aspx

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Additionally, full degree programs are offered online and at a distance:
Masters of Systems Engineering
Masters of Integrated Resource Management
Graduate Certificate in Power and Energy Engineering
Graduate Certificate in Water Resources
Professional Development Certificate in Sustainable Community Development

there are also smaller ongoing training programs such as:
Building Urban Farmers: City dwellers are educated and encouraged to contribute to sustainable local food systems by creating business models for small farms in urban areas. http://www.ext.colostate.edu/impact/BuildingFarmers_Statewide.pdf

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