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Professional Certificate in Campus Sustainability Leadership


University of Vermont’s Campus Sustainability Leadership

Helping you transform your campus into a powerful catalyst, model, and engine of positive and lasting change – a driving force that leads society by design to a sustainable and desirable future.  A five-day, non-credit, intensive summer program for Professional Development. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Dates: Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Daily
Location: UVM Campus
Program Fee: $1,823 (Includes tuition, program materials, meals-coffee service, breakfast & lunch each day, and site visits. Does not include housing-but you can select on campus housing to stay in our green dorms during the registration process. See below for details and rates.) Groups of 3 or more from the same institution receive 10% off the cost of tuition. Please click on Register Now button for details.

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Contact Us for more information: Email or call 800-639-3210

VSAC Grants AvailableProgram Description:We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity faces significant challenges and opportunities to redirect our course toward a sustainable and desirable future. Colleges, universities, and other institutions must play a critical role in this transformation, not only by training and educating future leaders and supporting researchers in the quest for applied solutions, but also by serving as models of innovative practices and sustainable systems, campuses, and communities. This week long program offers participants the opportunity to focus on this important challenge, expand their professional network, and learn from leaders in the field at UVM’s award-winning green campus. The program will be led by Debra Rowe, President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, Co-Coordinator of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, Senior Advisor for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Senior Fellow of Second Nature, and Professor of Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences at Oakland Community College and the Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology. Will you join Debra Rowe and other leading innovators at UVM this summer and emerge as a sustainability leader for your campus?

There’s no better place to learn about sustainability than Vermont. UVM’s physical location and size make it easy to be mindful of our natural assets. The university is situated on a hilltop cradled by Vermont’s Green Mountains to the east and New York’s Adirondack Mountains to the West. It is grounded by the vast basin of Lake Champlain, surrounded by farms and forests, touched by streams and rivers and uniquely impacted by daily and seasonal rhythms. We recognize that creating a sustainable and desirable future represents a profound design challenge, as well as an exciting opportunity to collectively describe a vision for the future of our campuses, the Nation, and the world. Will you help lead the redesign of your campus?

There is nothing more relevant and valuable today than understanding and promoting sustainability. Businesses and organizations of all types and sizes are seeking knowledgeable leaders who can help them shift their practices to be sustainable. Communities need citizens who are prepared to help develop real solutions for the challenges they face. Are you prepared? Colleges, universities, and other large institutions must become models for the sustainable future we desire. Is your campus a model?

Distinguish yourself by earning a Professional Certificate in Campus Sustainability Leadership. Earn a professional certificate in one week this summer and learn how to bring about change through transformative, financially sustainable innovations at your institution and help your campus become a model of sustainability.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations notices must be made by email, fax or mail. Cancellations postmarked by Friday, June 6, 2014, will receive a refund less $100.00. Cancellations received after this date will not be eligible for a refund. All refunds will be processed in accordance with UVM policies. Please send cancellation notices to:

Fax: (802) 656-9910, Attn: Customer Services Coordinator
Mail: Conference and Event Services
Attn: Customer Services Coordinator
Marsh Hall Room 009, 31 Spear Street
Burlington, VT 05405-0344

The University of Vermont reserves the right to cancel any program. All monies collected will be refunded for programs cancelled by UVM, except for participants who cancelled prior to UVM’s cancellation. All refunds will be processed in accordance with UVM policies.