Students at the Global Sustainability Resource CenterSustainability Curriculum Project

The University of California is a signatory of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The Commitment obligates signatory campuses to, among other things, take action to “make climate neutrality and sustainability part of the curriculum and other educational experience of all students.” Currently, 19 academic units offer 68 sustainability-related courses and 78 sustainability-focused courses. UCI is home to an undergraduate minor in Global Sustainability and several sustainability-related degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Sustainability Curriculum Project works with faculty, staff, and students from across campus to assess UC Irvine’s current curriculum capacity and to develop new formal education programs in sustainability. View 2011-2013 activities. Students can also find sustainability education outside the classroom through the Global Sustainability Resource Center.

Task Force on Sustainability Education

UC Irvine relies upon the hard work and resourcefulness of an ad hoc Task Force on Sustainability Education to innovate our sustainability curriculum. Task Force membership evolves as faculty express interest. Read more.

Student Advisory Council on Sustainability Education (SACSE)

As a counterpart to the faculty task force, a student advisory council on sustainability education (SACSE) brings student perspective into the planning of new formal education programs in sustainability. The scope of the SACSE’s role depends largely on the initiative and passion of the members. Read more.