Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 George Ellmore
Associate Professor
Biology
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive experience(s) offered by the institution:

Tufts in Talloires is a six-week summer program for college students from Tufts and other universities. Courses are designed to take advantage of Talloires' ideal location in the center of Europe, as well as its striking alpine setting. The local tradition of sustainable living is used as a lens for all courses, even if they are not specifically sustainability-focused, although many are. Past courses include Appropriate Technology in Sustainable Engineering, Environmental Economics, and "The Emerging Global Health Crisis." The Talloires experience extends outside the classroom, as students live with local families and spend free time participating in organized outdoor activities and learning about local customs and sustainable initiatives.


The website URL where information about the immersive experience is available:

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