Sustainability Curriculum


At the University of Wisconsin River Falls, strategic curriculum integration on sustainability is occurring campus-wide through the ongoing, faculty-led initiative that we call the Kinnickinnic Project, in honor of the "outstanding resource water" and Class 1 trout stream that winds through our campus and the River Falls community.   Our curriculum infusion and development project, now in its fifth successful year, provides community for our members; deepens awareness of the ways in which sustainability can be integrated into all academic disciplines; and fosters intellectually stimulating dialogue around local, national, and global sustainability issues among our colleagues and students.  From the genesis of our project in 2011, when two faculty members attended the AASHE Sustainability Curriculum leadership Workshop at Emory University in Atlanta and returned to start a similar annual workshop at UWRF, we have grown our membership of Sustainability Faculty Fellows to thirty-nine, all of whom, after participating in the workshop, have enacted curricular change within at least one of his or her courses.