The USF Community Sustainability Partnership Program (CSPP) is an initiative that allows communities to provide leadership through sustainable efforts. CSPP harnesses university resources, faculty expertise, and student innovation to create change through community-identified projects. Purpose: Provide a model for implementing a community-engaged approach to sustainability using a social justice framework. Objectives 1. Provide a contextual framework for implementing a community-engaged approach to sustainability. 2. Discuss how equity and social justice are key components of community-engaged sustainability work. 3. Engage participants in the development of an individualized framework for community-engaged sustainability projects in their communities and campus.
Key Takeaways: 1) Understanding how an equity and social justice approach to sustainability furthers student learning and community participation; 2) Framework for implementation
Participants will learn how to integrate community sustainability challenges into their unique community-engaged curriculum.
Participants will understand how sustainability challenges are key components of a 21st-century community-engaged graduate and undergraduate education.
Participants will have a framework for integrating sustainability into their unique community-campus context.