Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.13 / 5.00 Tara Scully
Director of the Sustainability Minor Program
Assistant Professor of Biology
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles, Environmental & Energy Management Institute in the School of Engineering and Applied Science:
Students that take this professional development course will learn about the types of electric vehicles, the market and factors driving market growth, barriers to growth and how the market may overcome potential barriers, EV charging structures and charging station deployment. The course is designed for educators, government and corporate decision makers, automobile dealers and consultants. https://sustainability.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs2861/f/EV_blurb.docx

Renewables Energy Market Trends and Finance Course; organized by GW and the EEC Accredited Center: For individuals considering a consultancy job and/or those who have to evaluate the benefits of adopting renewable energy technology. Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector can benefit from this course as well. This two-day course teaches attendees about the ins and outs of the renewable energy sector and financing. .https://sustainability.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs2861/f/Course%20Description-Content.docx

Sustainability: Global Impact and Change, The Office of Summer & Non-Degree Programs, Pre-College: Sustainability- The hot button issue of the twenty-first century that has concerned scientists, policymakers, and citizens alike. But how do we start making an impact? In this course, students will explore the environmental ramifications of their own ecological footprint and acquire the language to engage in intellectual dialogue about personal, commercial, social and political environmental reform.

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

GW's Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) at George Washington University offers non-degree online professional educational short courses as a certificate. The certificate takes 10 to 12 hours to complete and the courses are taught by leading practitioners with hands on experience in each topic.

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

This number is an underestimate of the continuing education opportunities offered by GW. Each school offers a number of continuing education courses and programs, many of which are related to sustainability. For example the GW Law School offers many day long opportunities for legal professionals to earn continuing education credits, as does the School of Public Health. These programs were not catalogued for this submission because of the decentralized nature of a large university.


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