Resources for Integrating Sustainability


Environmental Stewardship Curriculum Grants

The Office of Sustainability Initiatives offers Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability summer course development grants to integrate sustainability into courses.  All part- and full-time faculty across the university are eligible to apply. Proposals are for courses to be taught the next academic year.  Click here to view proposal guidelines.  Calls for proposals are announced annually in February and are due in April.  Please contact Elise Amel, elamel@stthomas.edu, with any questions.


Faculty Workshops

Each May, we offer a faculty workshop on integrating sustainability into courses.  Our next workshop will be on Wednesday, May 30 from 9am-3pm.  Breakfast, lunch and a stipend provided to participants.  See workshop details hereRegistration is full.  Please contact us at osi@stthomas.edu if you're interested in attending our next workshop!


Course consultation

Offered any time!  Please contact Dr. Elise Amel or Dr. Maria Dahmus if you're interested in integrating sustainability into your course, but don't know where to begin, or if you'd like to discuss your ideas for your course.


Sustainable Communities Partnership Projects

Interested in integrating an applied, local sustainability project into your course?  The Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) in the Office of Sustainability Initiatives develops partnerships with cities and other government entities to develop partner-identified sustainability projects that can be integrated into courses across disciplines.  You can integrate an entire project or one component of a project into an existing (or new) course. SCP facilitates the project-scoping process and provides curricular consultation and logistical support to integrate projects into courses.  Learn more about how your course can participate here.  Learn about available SCP projects here. Learn about past SCP projects and outcomes here.  Watch short SCP project films here.


Sample syllabi and tools

Examine syllabi and tools to provide inspiration and ideas for integrating sustainability into any course.


United Nations Documents on Sustainability

Read statements and challenges for sustainability from the United Nations.


Academic Journals

Explore sustainability research in higher education, science, and policy.

Selected journals that address sustainability in higher education:

Selected interdisciplinary journals that address sustainability research: