University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Sustainability Education

The University of Minnesota Sustainability Faculty Network (the Network) includes faculty and staff members from nearly all colleges and schools across the Twin Cities campus. Network members pursue common opportunities to produce a more cogent and effective set of graduate education programs and courses for sustainability studies within the University. This purpose is broad, and the potential activities spurred by Network dialogue are ambitious. Nevertheless, a critical mass of over fifty faculty and staff members from twelve colleges across the University are now active Network members. They represent disciplines within the humanities, design and architecture, professional schools, the natural and physical sciences, and the social sciences.

The Network does not have programs of its own, and is not based in any one college or academic unit.  The group receives direct financial support from IonE, and is co-sponsored through in-kind support from a number of colleges and centers within the University.


The Network supports new initiatives and seeks to strengthen connections between existing programs across the University.


Members include faculty and staff that reflect the broad, interdisciplinary scope of the University.



Connect with opportunities in sustainability education at the U, and give your input on how to improve it.


The Network Interview Report, Implementation Strategy, a sustainable education literature review, and other Network resources.

The Sustainability Education website is administered by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

The University of Minnesota offers sustainability courses in most of its colleges and campuses around the state. These courses encompass biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, design, engineering, business, and health. The Sustainability Studies minor is one of several interdisciplinary programs through which such diverse courses come together.