University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Sustainability Education

Better coordination and dissemination of information about the wide range of sustainability education efforts across the University has been cited as a need by many faculty and staff members.  In meetings and interviews, Network faculty and staff members have cited the difficulty in maintaining awareness of courses, programs, international travel, and other opportunities. The Network is working to overcome these barriers by building community and enhancing communication among faculty members.

Learn more about faculty opportunities

For further information on the Network, to inquire about resources for sustainability education curriculum development, or to get involved, please contact:

Prof. Carissa Schively Slotterback
Director, Sustainability Faculty Network
Associate Professor and Director, Urban and Regional Planning Program
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Barrett Colombo
Graduate Sustainability Education Coordinator, Institute on the Environment



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.