Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.33
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

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

The Center for Democracy and Civic Life offers an immersive learning experience that will position participants effectively as knowledgeable advocates and active, engaged co-creators of a thriving democracy and civic culture.

Topics will emerge from Group Leaders’ curiosity about Baltimore and social issues.

Group Leaders have explore a variety of questions, such as:

a) How do people who have been formerly incarcerated transition back to living and working in Baltimore? What can be done to support that transition? (Earth Charter Principal I.3 Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful)

b) What are the difficulties and barriers that people experiencing homelessness face in Baltimore and what can be done to mitigate those issues? (Earth Charter Principal III.9 Eradicated poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative |Earth Charter Principal III.10 Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner |Earth Charter Principal III.12 Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.)

c) How are food disparities created, perpetuated, and challenged in Baltimore? (Earth Charter Principal III.10 Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner)

d) How do the arts support community empowerment and well-being in Baltimore? (Earth Charter Principal IV.14 Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life)


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