Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.04
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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University of Minnesota, Morris
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

The University of Minnesota offers a course (CFAN 3520) called Germany: Leading the Renewable Revolution. The two-week course takes students to North Rhine Westphalia and visits the cities of Dusseldorf, Muenster and Saerbeck. The University of Minnesota, Morris and city of Morris are in a sister-city partnership with the city of Saerbeck. So, this course offers students a special opportunity to learn and serve on a delegation that meets with NRW partners. The student delegation continues to be a part of the overall Climate Smart Municipalities program hosted at the U of M Institute on the Environment.


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Additional summary of CFAN 3520, Germany: Leading the Renewables Revolution, 3 credits:

Students will explore Germany, the inventor of the vision of cities and regions powered 100% by renewable energy. Germany’s growing renewable energy system emerged through collaboration across political, business and nonprofit sectors and in dialogue with science. Meet leaders from Germany and Minnesota who are involved in solving the social, technical, and political challenges of transforming industrial economies. For more information about the Climate-Smart Municipalities Project that connects Minnesota and Germany, click here.-- http://environment.umn.edu/grant/climate-smart-municipalities/

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