Opportunities for Faculty

Sustainability Minor

Sustainability Course Development Grants

In 2015 the GW Sustainability Collaborative is not offering Sustainability Development Grants.  In past years, Support Grants for Developing or Revising Courses to Meet the Sustainability Designation have been available to fund faculty as they undertake syllabus revision to undergraduate courses or design new courses that meet “green leaf” designation.  

Opportunity to Incorporate Service Component to Sustainability Courses

Each year, the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service sends over 350 students to participate in sustainability-related service work around the world. These students are all members of the GW Alternative Breaks Program. GW Alternative Breaks’ mission is to empower students, staff and faculty to understand their role in local and global communities through service-learning trips across many issue areas. Our goal is to foster personal reflection, social awareness and active citizenship among the GW community. This past year, we sent students on thirteen trips during winter and spring break!

GW Alternative Breaks is now looking ahead and trying to develop academic courses that give students the opportunity to engage much further into service learning. These courses, likely offered in the Spring semester, can be developed from any of our current GW Alternative Breaks, or from a brand new trip that a faculty member would construct! Staff in the Center for Civic Engagement will work with you to develop an existing course to have an Alternative Break component. 



For more information about sustainability courses & programs,check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or stop by our office for advising hours. In case you can't make any of our office hours, please contact Dr. Svoboda at msvoboda@gwu.edu , and we will be happy to schedule some time to meet with you.  

Walk-in Advising for Spring 2017

Ariel Kagan
Sustainability Student Advisor
Email: arielkagan@gwu.edu

Office Hours for Spring 2017: 

By Appointment.
(Note: All forms must be signed by Dr. Svoboda)

Old Main, 1922 F St, NW, Room 411C,
Washington D.C. 20006.


Dr. Michael Svoboda 
Sustainability Minor Director 
Email: msvoboda@gwu.edu   
Office Hours for Spring 2017: 

Monday: 1:00-3:00PM

Wednesdays 3:00-7:00PM

Old Main, 1922 F St, NW, Room 411B,
Washington D.C. 20006.


Featured Green Leaf Courses

Learn more about our latest green leaf courses and download the syllabi here.