|Liaison||Dorothea Von Herder|
|Submission Date||Aug. 18, 2011|
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification
Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
Research on topics of sustainability focuses on the interactions of natural systems and social systems as they relate to the environment. This research can be applied or conceptual. It is likely to address one or more of the following:
-limits and dynamics of earth systems
-inter- and intra-generational environmental and social vulnerabilities
-social, cultural, and historical contexts that shape how we think about environmental problems and solutions
Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:
The Office of Sustainability reviewed the current research interests of the faculty at Wellesley College for research goals fitting the definition of sustainability research. This inventory was then reviewed by the Director of the Environmental Studies Program.
Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):
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