students working toward an Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in
Sciences Degree, or Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree can complete
the coursework through core and general elective courses.
What is a Sustainability Scholar?
A student who completes coursework and participates in campus programs that emphasize MVC’s core sustainability values:
Why should I be a Sustainability Scholar?
distinguish yourself from the crowd! Companies around the globe are
focusing on sustainability issues to reduce their impacts on natural
resources, and to increase employee involvement and retention while
being profitable. Walmart, IKEA, Nike, Puma, Frito-Lay, Coca-Cola,
FedEx, Electrolux, Interface, and Patagonia are just a few global
companies that are weaving sustainability into every aspect of their
workplace. Businesses of all sizes are at the forefront of
sustainability issues such as: energy efficiency, clean air, water
conservation, waste reduction, biodiversity, safe working conditions,
reduction of toxic chemicals, public green space, sustainable building
materials & maintenance, educational opportunities, community
involvement and more.
How do I become a Sustainability Scholar?
There are four requirements: Download Brochure
(15) hours of coursework, with a minimum of three (3) hours in each
sustainability emphasis. (A passing grade of at least 70 is required to
Twenty (20) hours of service learning hours in the Living Labs, per semester. (Minimum participation of two semesters.) Earns one credit hour per semester: SPCH 1145, 1146.
A Sustainability Scholar Contract will be maintained to help students stay on track.
New Student? Start now!
Returning Student? Check with your advisor to see what you have already completed to qualify for the Sustainability Scholar designation.
What do I receive as a Sustainability Scholar?
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green cord of recognition will be bestowed upon you at graduation for
your commitment to completing the specially-designated requirements.
This accomplishment can be touted on your resumé, applications for
scholarships, internships, and admissions to four-year institutions.
Lori De La Cruz, Sustainability Coordinator