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Sierra Nevada College ...Creating a Sustainable Future

Sierra Nevada College's core themes emphasize the following characteristics:

Sustainability. A true culture of sustainability reaches beyond the environment to embrace social, economic, and educational priorities. Learning to balance those forces will take commitment.
Professional Preparedness. A hands-on, experiential education creates confident and knowledgeable professionals. The cultivation of strong leadership, teamwork, and communication skills prepares you for a constantly changing work environment.
Entrepreneurial Thinking. Ideas that transform traditional ways of looking at problems come out of entrepreneurial thinking. It’s more than just starting your own business—it’s about creating value.
Liberal Arts. The liberal arts teach students to take a holistic approach in dealing with the challenges of the world. Mastering the tools and techniques of a given discipline is no longer enough.

Tahoe Center for Environmental Science

The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (TCES) is a distinctive partnership between public and private institutions of higher education in two states. It provides a world-class center for scientific research in the understanding of alpine lakes and the preservation of the environmental quality of such important resources.

As a member of the Advanced Building Systems Integration Consortium (ABSIC), Sierra Nevada College worked closely with Carnegie Mellon and other partners in the design of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences. In early 2005, the Trustees of the college decided to work to achieve a Platinum certification for the building from the U.S. Green Building Council ( The rating and certification system established by the Council is known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and the “green” construction standards are the first independent national standards of their kind. Ratings range from Certified, to Silver, Gold and Platinum. To date, only about 1,000 building worldwide have achieved the Platinum status. Recognizing the significance of having the Tahoe Center for Environmental Science become a Platinum building, a major donor stepped forward and agreed to fund a portion of the additional steps required for Platinum Certification. The TCES facility is nationally recognized as a high-performance structure, demonstrating building technology, design and construction of the future.

B.A in Sustainability

Looking into studying sustainability?

Sierra Nevada College students can major OR minor in the interdisciplinary field of sustainability.


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