Managing and protecting the world’s natural resources is no longer the exclusive province of ecologists and environmentalists. It’s everybody’s job. And the good news is that more and more, the world is collectively stepping up to face that responsibility head on. From industry to government to individual consumers, everybody is coming around to the fact that sustainable practices simply make good sense.
Industry recognizes that stripping the supply of a resource without also replenishing it isn’t good for business over the long term. Governments know that intelligently designed cities are safer and more efficient. Individuals just want to do the right thing to ensure the next generation gets to enjoy all the abundance and beauty the world has to offer.
Whatever the motivation might be, the results are largely the same: The smarter we are about managing natural resources, the better off we’ll be. The sustainability field is the outgrowth of that philosophy. It represents a smarter way of looking at the world around us and a better way of interacting with it.
SustainabilityDegrees.com was founded in 2008 to be a free resource for anybody interested in learning about careers in sustainability, and the kind of education those jobs require. The mission was simple: create an education-focused website to empower students with the information they need to create the future they want for themselves, and for the world around them. In the decade since, that mission hasn’t changed, though it has become more urgent.
What has changed is the complexity and influence of the field itself, as sustainable development, engineering, business and technology have evolved from niche aspects of larger fields to become major fields in their own right.
SustainabilityDegrees.com has been there every step of the way, providing students with a comprehensive education resource and career guide all in one.
Even with the best intentions, it takes a lot of work to maintain a resource that is always at the leading edge of a field that evolves this fast. To cover our operating costs, we give a limited amount of ad space to accredited universities that offer quality degrees in the field.
The universities we partner with are of the highest caliber, each with its own hard won reputation for making important contributions to the field through research and publishing efforts, and by producing graduates that are leading the way in sustainable policy, development, business, engineering and more.
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