Sustainability In Scandinavia
This summer, University of Minnesota students with a diverse range of majors, took a study abroad trip of a lifetime to experience world-class sustainability and Scandinavia, first-hand.
One of the greatest challenges facing our world in the 21st century is jointly sustaining the environment and human health and wellbeing. Seeking sustainability means seeking solutions that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. A sustainable perspective recognizes the conflicts and trade-offs of balancing economic growth, social equity and environmental integrity. Students who learn to approach complex environmental problems from this perspective today will become the leaders, scientists and engaged citizens of tomorrow.
This course introduces students to sustainability and sustainable development in a Scandinavian and European context, using lectures by Danish faculty and study tours of sustainability sites in Copenhagen, Samso and other locations in Denmark and in Sweden.