University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Sustainability Education


The Institute on the Environment is excited to announce the second-year expansion of the Institute on the Environment Undergraduate Leaders Program. The Leaders Program prepares the University of Minnesota’s most promising Undergraduate Environmental Leaders to be interdisciplinary solution-makers on global environmental challenges.

An important strategy for developing this necessary leadership is mentoring. This year the Leaders Program will be welcoming 15 participants who will each benefit greatly from the time, advice, and connections of a mentor.

If you are interested in supporting the next generation of environmental change-makers please fill out our Mentor Interest Form.


  • 4 one-hour meetings over the course of the U’s academic year.
  • Each meeting’s location and agenda will be decided by mentor/mentee pairs at the beginning of the program in October.
  • 1 Year-end Event will be held on the evening of April 11th at the Institute on the Environment.

Mentor Role

  • Share the story of your career path
  • Introduce your mentee to others in your field
  • Explain what sustainability means in your work
Questions? Contact
Institute on the Environment – University of Minnesota
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.