|Submission Date||March 27, 2013|
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing
Director of University Sustainability
Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:
A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):
The Environmental Sciences Learning Community provides an opportunity to explore emerging problems and innovative solutions. The study of the environment is an interdisciplinary science, and students involved in this community will learn firsthand how to apply knowledge of hydrology, climate, chemistry, and biology to real world problems such as sustainable growth and natural ecology preservation. First year College of Agriculture and College of Liberal Arts students, College of Science first year students in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Program, and first year students in the Undergraduate Studies Program are eligible to participate in this community. All students in the learning community will take three classes together during the fall semester. Other activities include a fall social, West Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Plant tour, Wade Utilities Plant tour, a meal at a professor’s home, and various speakers.
Additionally the Engineering for the Planet Learning Community is designed for first-year engineering students interested in protecting and enhancing the environment using a problem-solving approach, such as creating technology to ensure clean air and drinking water, or designing products so that every aspect of daily life has the least environmental impact possible.
The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :
For another website referencing themed housing see: http://www.purdue.edu/sats/learning_communities/profiles/engineering/ENGR_Planet.html
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