Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
KeithRatnerMASCCC2014
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

KeithRatnerMASCCC2014

94

Published on

Presentation at the 2014 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

Presentation at the 2014 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

Published in: Environment, Technology, Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
94
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Sustainability Curricula and Careers Dr. Keith A. Ratner Geography Salem State University COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SUSTAINABILTY SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS April 17, 2014
  • 2. Sustainability vs. Environmentalism • Environmentalism – Advocacy of the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment; especially : the movement to control pollution • Sustainability – To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
  • 3. Sustainability and Geospatial Technology Sustainovation, April 2014
  • 4. Sustainability in the curricula at Salem State University Current Programs • B.S. Geography – – Environmental Sustainability concentration – Sustainable Tourism Development certificate (United Nations WTO certified) • B.S. Biology – Environmental Science concentration (ecology) • B.S. Geology – Environmental Geology concentration Proposed Programs – Master’s Geography • Focusing on environmental sustainability and tourism development utilizing geo-spatial technologies – Master’s Environmental Science
  • 5. B.S. Geography Environmental Sustainability Concentration • Requirements – Geography core • Intro/World • Weather & Climate/Physical I • Intro Mapping/Cartography • Quantitative Analysis • Research Methods – Environmental Sustainability core • Environmental Global Issues • Environmental Sustainability and Society • Food, Drink, and the Environment • Energy and the Environment
  • 6. B.S. Geography Environmental Sustainability Concentration • Requirements (continued) – Techniques courses (take 1) • Geographic information Systems • Remote Sensing – Environmental Sustainability electives (take 4) • Environmental problems (Bio) • Native American Lands and Environment (Geog) • Globalization (Geog) • Conservation of Natural Resources (Geog) • Environmental Justice (Geog) • Economic Geology (Geol) • Environmental Ethics (Phil) • Environmental Politics (Pol Sci) • Others … – Total – 14 classes, 43 credits
  • 7. Class Projects
  • 8. Sustainability Internships • City of Salem Energy Office (yearly) – Climate Action Planning and Energy Use Audit and Inventory – Green Community Act Compliance Program – Assist Solar Coordinator with Solarize Mass grant • Our students are always looking!! – Paid (maybe) – Unpaid (credit)
  • 9. Earth Days 2014 Salem State University
  • 10. Earth Day 2014
  • 11. Colloquiums
  • 12. Careers in Sustainability • Corporate- – Beginning to look for sustainability internally, hire sustainability coordinator and staff to cut costs and better protect the environment – Also helps a company’s image – Dell, Nike, Coca Cola, Wal-Mart
  • 13. Careers in Sustainability • Government – Promote sustainable practices and social responsibility – Do research and develop policies – Leadership and communication skills important – Often involved in community organization – City, town, regional or national levels (EPA)
  • 14. Careers in Sustainability • Conservation – Primarily work outdoors protecting natural resources – Often help with conservation land development projects – Ensure all federal and state regulations are followed – Some social advocacy involved – National or State Parks or Forests, BLM, FDA
  • 15. Careers in Sustainability • Non-profit – Organization designed to serve the “public interest” – Educate and market the most pressing environmental and sustainable issues – Fund raise – Greenpeace, MassPirg, Environmental Defense Fund, Peace Corps, Land Trusts

×