Sustainability Literacy Scholars Program (SLSP)

The Sustainability Literacy Scholars Program (SLSP) exemplifies the College’s commitment to sustainability literacy and its belief in the enhancement of student learning through education, expression, and empowerment.

Sustainability is defined as the integration of social, economic, and environmental systems in ways that allow for individual, institutional, community, regional, and planetary resilience. To be sustainability literate one has the knowledge and skills to advocate for resilient social, economic, and environmental systems.

Guided by a paradigm of resilience and building upon a holistic foundation of environmental, economic, and social sustainability literacy, the SLSP will help prepare students to be forceful advocates for, and innovative future leaders towards, a sustainable existence.

The goal of the SLSP is to equip students and their respective staff/community/faculty mentors with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to promote sustainability literacy in all forms. This will be accomplished by:
• increasing sustainability literacy through coursework, volunteer experiences, and leadership events
• engaging in real-world sustainability literacy focused experience
• cultivating leadership skills, as well as critical and creative thinking
• building systems thinking competencies and the understanding of how these relate to resiliency
• inspiring commitment and involvement in the College of Charleston becoming a sustainability literate community.
Upon successful completion of the SLSP, students will possess the ability to take sustainability literacy forward in their personal and professional lives, as well as future communities of habitation.

Please check sustain.cofc.edu for full information and requirements.


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