Sustainability (SUST) Students from any concentration are encouraged to get involved
sustainability initiatives, independent projects, and opportunities for travel and participation in festivals,
conferences, and trainings. Check out our past events and ongoing projects.
The SUST program has tool kits available to lend (no charge!) to any member of the campus community – students, staff, and faculty. This initiative’s support of sustainable ethics are twofold: first, if you can fix something then you won’t have to buy a new one, which saves resources for materials production and carbon for moving items along the supply chain. Second, instead of buying the tools you would need to fix something once, you can simply borrow them for a week, which saves you money and allows one tool kit to service hundreds of people instead of just one person – which again conserves valuable resources. We have the following tool kits available:
Sustainability Coordinator, Caitlin Clarke, and bring your sign-out sheet, and be on your way!
Zimbabwe Book Project
Getting involved with the Zimbabwe Book Project means enriching the lives and education of students just like you who, because of their circumstances, lack access to things we take for granted. Students in rural Zimbabwe often don’t have access to libraries, something most of us in the US have had freely available since elementary school. By partnering with Books without Borders Dr. Tait Chirenje has begun the Zimbabwe Book Project, which endeavors to furnish schools in rural Zimbabwe with libraries and enhance the educational experience for students in the region. Dr. Chirenje has a variety of sustainability projects happening in Zimbabwe, ranging from agricultural invigoration, to energy resilience, and entrepreneurship. Find out more information
LEED GA Exam Prep
Students in Sustainability can work on professional certifications while still pursuing their undergraduate degree. Graduating with a degree as well as a credential like LEED Green Associate makes you very competitive in the job market. Based on interest, we have offered LEED GA Exam Preparation on Stockton’s campus at a discounted cost to students. For more information about LEED accreditation, check out the USGBC website.
SUST students got to show off their program and project this September at GreenFest in Philadelphia. The festival was a great chance to chat with prospective students and network with industry leaders in sustainable business, green energy, and food production.
Ever wanted to learn about canning, baking, or fixing your bike? The SUST program puts on workshops designed to teach skills that help you live a more sustainable life. Whether it’s putting up the harvest, repurposing salvaged goods, or learning lifestyle habits that lower your carbon footprint, students and other members of the campus community have knowledge to share with one another. If you have an idea for a workshop you’d like to lead, reach out and let us know!