Erb Faculty Member, Andy Hoffman co-authors new report

“The subject of sustainability has long been an interest in higher education, not just as a way of operating but also as an academic discipline. Until recently it has been the domain primarily of schools of the environment with a focus on “forestry, fisheries and resource management.” Now sustainability education and research are finding new homes in “schools of business, architecture, public policy, public health, engineering, law and many more” in the form of interdisciplinary “sustainability institutes,” according to a new report from the University of Michigan.

That shift, wrote authors Andrew Hoffman and Jessica Axson, has created “new challenges” for internal coordination and external engagement of partners and fundraising. Hoffman is a professor of sustainable enterprise at the university and education director of the Graham Sustainability Institute. Axson is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of environmental health sciences with a research focus on environmental and health aspects of particulate matter.”

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