by Jillian Cener
Do you do your part to help preserve the beauty and health of our planet? The following 5 Minority Serving Institutions are supporting their students in learning about sustainability and contributing to making the world a better place. Today’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up celebrates institutions that take their commitment to sustainability across the world!
1) ) Sustainability in Copenhagen: Santa Monica College (AANAPISI/HSI)—Santa Monica, CA
Copenhagen, Denmark is known for its sustainability and environmentally friendly initiatives, such as using bikes and public transportation. Santa Monica College took its students on a trip to this vibrant city over Spring Break to learn about its history, politics, and sustainability efforts. Click here for more information.
2) Art, Community, and the Environment in Mexico – San Jose State University (AANAPISI)
Students at San Jose State University will travel to Oaxaca, Mexico this summer for an alternative summer break. While on the trip, students will work with the Ecoalebrijes Artisan Association to create a healthy local economy, keeping art, the community, and the environment in mind. Click here for more information.
3) Environment and Culture in Australia and New Zealand – New Mexico State University (HSI)
For students at New Mexico State University looking for a short summer trip, they need to look no further than the faculty-led trip to Australia and New Zealand. Students on the trip will examine issues regarding the interplay of the environment and culture for people who live in the Pacific Islands. Click here for more information.
4) Environmental Science in Bolivia – Broward College (HSI)
Honors College students at Broward College got to spend their spring semester in a unique way. The first half of the semester was spent studying environmental science, followed by a spring break trip to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where students spent the week giving back to the community. Upon returning from the trip, students completed the semester by enrolling in an interdisciplinary studies course. Click here for more information.
5) Park Restoration in Oklahoma – University of Houston (AANAPISI)
For University of Houston students who wanted to help the environment not too far from home, this spring break trip provided opportunities to clean up and restore Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, OK. As Oklahoma’s first and largest state park, there were plenty of opportunities for students to contribute to the upkeep and sustainability of the park. Click here for more information.
Do you know any other MSIs making strides to preserve our planet? Let us know in the comment section below!