Sustainability in post-secondary education

Someone holds a chalkboard which fills most of the screen. On it are sketched two windmills.

Sustainable education is a growing focus for College of the Rockies. — Cristian Baitg/

College of the Rockies is a welcome part of several Kootenay communities and is now pleased to be a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the business that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives. -AASHE webpage

The new membership will offer College of the Rockies support as the college continues to move forward in sustainable goals. The college already offers a popular sustainable business degree program.

College of the Rockies’ Business Program Co-ordinator, Greg McCallum said, “Membership in the AASHE is a logical fit with the sustainability focus of our Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainable Business Practices degree program and of College of the Rockies as a whole. Membership provides us with many valuable resources to help the college continue the sustainability movement on our campuses.”  -Press release

Kristen Mitchell

Kristen studied at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook and has worked in a variety of industries, from agriculture to construction, retail to restaurants. She now brings her understanding of the area to Kootenay Business magazine. View all of Kristen Mitchell’s articles

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