Sustainability in Schools

Posted on Jun 14, 2018 10:09:40 AM by Ben Reisman

According to the U.S. Department of Education, jobs requiring STEM backgrounds are currently growing four times faster than the overall job growth trend. Many of these jobs are originating from the booming renewable energy industry. In the first quarter of 2016, approximately 3.4 million Americans were employed directly by the clean energy industry, and the sector’s rapid growth provides ideal job opportunities for those who are prepared with an education in STEM and sustainability. Schools have been rapidly responding to this job market demand; the National Council for Science and Education reports that from 2006 to 2012, sustainability programs offered at four-year colleges and universities in the United States grew from 1 to over 140 designated programs. The importance of teaching sustainability is clear, and how better to teach it than by practicing it as well?

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