Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.11
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elizabeth Shay
Director, Sustainable Triangle Field Site
Institute for the Environment
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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:

• Sustainable Triangle Field Site (STFS)
The STFS gives students the opportunity to pair academic studies related to sustainability with practical experience on and near the UNC campus. Through course work, Capstone team projects, a speaker series, field experiences, seminars, and internships students gain an understanding of how communities, industries, government and nonprofit organizations can work together toward a sustainable future.

• Summer Program in Cambridge, England
This summer program focuses on the relationship between environmental quality, energy systems and regional economic development. The program is conducted in alliance with the Carbon Reduction (CRed) project at the University of East Anglia. Courses include subjects in Energy and Material Flows in the Environment and Society and Risk Assessment.

• Burch Seminar in Alaska and Iceland: Global Climate Change and Renewable Energy
This seminar gives students the opportunity to learn about global climate change and its effects in Alaska as well as renewable energy in Iceland. Coursework focuses on the energy crisis and the urgent need for a transition away from carbon-based economies.


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

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