Sustainable Community Development (SCD)

Integrating studies to create environmentally and culturally healthy communities

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This competence supports students in envisioning and creating ecologically and socially healthy communities.  The means to these ends include an emphasis on the hardware (built environment, resource and energy utilization, and food and water procurement) and the software (critical pedagogy, group processes and decision-making methods, conflict resolution skills) required to maintain a sustainable community.  Students integrate learning from academic areas including studies, critical geography, and conservationism. SCD graduates often find meaningful work in fields ranging from the nonprofit sector and public lands management to "green business" and international relations.  SCD brings together the best practices currently employed in environmental and social spheres, while simultaneously striving to create new practices necessary for the challenges ahead.


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  • Emily Rolando

    Emily graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in leadership and outdoor programming. She holds a minor in business. After ...    Learn more >

  • Wanda Peters 1980

    Do what you are passionate about, take the time to figure out what gives you the most joy and satisfaction, and do work that is in line with what ...    Learn more >

  • Josephine Arader

    Josephine Arader, no doubt, took inspiration from her father Graham's devotion to the art of the natural world. ...    Learn more >

  • Dillon Metcalfe (Kelly Megan Stack Scholarship Recipient)

    Kelly Megan Stack Scholar, Dillon Metcalfe finished high school in2004 and decided to take a break to examine his interests in and ...    Learn more >

  • David Meeks

    Several years ago David and his siblings visited the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies on the Gulf Coast of ...    Learn more >

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