Beloit College Sustainability Fellows Program
The 1987 Brundtland Commission report called “Our Common Future” defined “sustainable development” as development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, Our Common Future. Oxford University Press, Oxford). According to this report, achieving sustainable development requires preventing environmental degradation while enhancing economic growth and furthering social equity.
The Beloit College Sustainability Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to contribute their expertise to a campus- or community-based sustainability project and earn one unit of academic credit. This eight-week summer program offers internships and applied research experiences for Beloit College students to engage in sustainability related activities on campus and in the local community. Each student will work at one site under the mentorship of a faculty or staff member. In addition to working full-time at their placement sites, students will participate in a weekly Sustainability Seminar and a weekly community-based learning workshop.
Information on the 2017 Sustainability Fellows Program will be posted when it becomes available.