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Sustainability & Environment

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs that teach and encourage sustainable living, ecological stewardship and environmental leadership.

Our classes and programs enable professionals and do-it-yourself-ers to learn and lead by implementing sustainable design and practices in their everyday lives.

Permaculture Design Certificate

The Permaculture Design Certificate program, offered in partnership with the Shenandoah Permaculture Institute, is designed for those seeking to build a more sustainable community in their backyard, their neighborhood or their city.

Upcoming Courses


This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.

Online, starting on 09/03/19 and ending on 10/25/19
This certificate will teach you sustainable designs and techniques to build a more sustainable community in your backyard, your neighborhood, and your city.

This course contains no sessions

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