Building A Vision
SII Diagram

The goal for the Sustainability Institute Initiative is to build an innovative, collaborative institutional structure for the development of a generation of interdisciplinary systems thinkers who can lead, inspire, and engage their communities toward sustainable goals. To accomplish this vision, the Institute will work across traditional disciplinary boundaries toward better understanding of the concepts and importance of sustainability today and in the future.

The Institute community will use the three common higher education functions of education, research, and community involvement to move beyond a need for short-term solutions and find new, comprehensive pathways toward long-term compatibility between natural systems and human activity.