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Taylor’s University’s long term goal is to integrate formal teaching mission and informal teaching opportunities to develop understanding, attitudes and habits that promote sustainability. In our formal education, we can do much more to ensure that students have taken classes that provide them with a refined understanding of sustainability, and a basic set of skills with which to tackle these complex issues.

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In the classroom, sustainability has a broad meaning that touches a wide range of disciplines and methodological approaches. It is a big-tent concept that embraces the ideas of financial security, social and environmental responsibility.

Education for sustainability is a lifelong learning process that leads to an informed and involved corporate citizenship having the creative problem solving skills, scientific and social literacy, and commitment to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions. These actions will help ensure an environmentally sound and economically prosperous future.

Education for sustainability, then, provides students with a sense of environmental and social citizenship and with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively for sustainability. Achieving this goal requires that students encounter the key concepts of sustainability multiple times throughout their education, and in a variety of venues.

Courses that focus on sustainability should not be limited to a few programs but rather, they can and should be taught across all Academic Schools. However, learning does not stop when students leave their classroom. It also takes place in external Community outreach activities, guest lectures, campus events and research experiences.”

ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Taylor’s University explores and exemplifies all aspects of economic, environmental and social sustainability. We recognize that to meet society’s needs without compromising those of future generations requires the best efforts of the brightest minds in every field—ecological, economic and social.

Prudent with financial resources and mindful of its mandate to our society, Taylor’s University supports those initiatives that will ensure the long-term resilience of the University and its ability to serve for generations to come. The University creates cost-neutral ways to include sustainability teaching and learning in and across all disciplines, and encourages students, staff and Academic Schools to carry daily sustainability practices out beyond the gates.

In our Campus plans, in community development and in partnerships with Government agencies, we exemplify the hope that we can leave behind us a world worthy of our children.

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