Green Careers / Education
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is an accredited private institution of higher education, located in Chicago, granting bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level degrees. The university offers a number of research and education programs dedicated to energy and sustainability initiatives under the auspices of the IIT Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) and in partnership with the IIT Armour College of Engineering, Stuart School of Business, College of Architecture, and all other university institutes and colleges. Located on IIT's Main Campus, WISER seeks to use a least-cost path to improve energy efficiency, enhance power reliability and security, minimize pollution, and continue the decarbonization of the global energy system. The institute looks to accomplish these goals through the development of interdisciplinary research initiatives including clean coal technology, perfect power system and smart grid, plug-in hybrid vehicles, renewable energy sources, and sustainable buildings. WISER is currently conducting a number of collaborative projects with the industrial, academic, and government sectors at the federal, state, and local levels including the City of Chicago and Cook County. The institute collaborates with the IIT Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering department, which offers master's and Ph.D. programs in Environmental Engineering along with an optional specialization in E3 (Energy/ Environment/ Economics), for engineers to specialize in energy technologies and also understand the associated environmental issues and economic forces that drive technology choice.The Environmental Management and Sustainability program is a part of the IIT Stuart School of Business located near the heart of Chicago's business district. The program offers a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Sustainability, a graduate certificate in Compliance and Pollution Prevention and a graduate certificate in Sustainable Enterprise (which is also a concentration in the MBA program). IIT Stuart is also home to the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, a research center dedicated to helping to implement practical and equitable business strategies that advance the ecological sustainability of the Greater Chicago Area, while fostering its current and future economic viability.
Preparing graduates & professionals to address global issues.
Formerly known as the School for International Training, the SIT Graduate Institute offers graduate students a widened view of the world and opportunities for in-depth study of the most critical global issues of our times.Founded over 40 years ago as a training center for early Peace Corps volunteers, the SIT Graduate Institute prepares students from more than 30 countries to become informed and effective leaders, professionals, and global citizens. Graduates of SITs degree programs go on to start nonprofit organizations, teach languages, become government and civic leaders, and achieve success in the private sector.Through a combination of classroom and field-based learning in fields ranging from international education to international development to language teaching, SIT Graduate Institute enables students to transfer academic learning into real-world practice in the service of social change.
Private boarding and day high school
The White Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school founded in 1886. White Mountain prepares young people for rigorous college studies and life beyond formal academics. By offering challenging academics within a community of 100 students for grades 9'12/PG, The White Mountain School nurtures responsible and active young adults through student-focused, discussion-based classes. For decades, the School has been a leader in the field of Sustainability Studies, and in 2007 the National Association of Independent Schools recognized the School with a Leading Edge award for Global Sustainability. Performing and fine arts, outdoor education, as well as international and local community service are integral parts of the School's robust curriculum.
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Seeking to preserve the knowledge of traditional natural health techniques which have served mankind around the world. A non-profit, non-denominational, Christian educational institution organized for the purpose of offering professional programs of study in natural health. Educational programs lead to such nontraditional designations as Master Herbalist (M.H.), Certificate in Nutritional Counseling (C.N.C.), Certified Health Specialist (C.H.S.) and Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.).