A Reason to Be Optimistic: The New Generation of Sustainability Professionals

By Steven Cohen (Huffington Post)

Steven Cohen, director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University writes about the growing number of programs that are giving rise to a new generation of sustainability professionals, including the newest sustainability masters program at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. "This program is ending its first year of operation and I watched its students present superb capstone workshop projects undertaken for local clients on key sustainability issues. I even got to hear a project completed for Sustain Charlotte, an organization founded by Shannon Binns, a graduate of Columbia's MPA in Environmental Science and Policy".

All programs provide rigorous, hands on education in sustainability science, policy and management, and all are evolving rapidly. 

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