Our program, established in 2003, was the first degree program in Sustainable Living in the country. We are currently the #4 ranked Environmental Science University in the US (link).
We attract students from all over the world who are looking to make a difference. Students graduate with the knowledge, hands-on skills, and confidence they need to help design, build, and maintain sustainable communities at the local, regional, national, and global levels.
Be at the forefront of the fast growing sustainable field and help create a healthier, more conscious world for future generations. At MUM, students focus on all aspects of creating a sustainable world with practical knowledge and hands-on learning.
Change yourself to change the world. Our Sustainable Living program focuses on both the inner and outer development of each of our students. We believe this is one key to solving today’s environmental and societal problems.
MUM’s Sustainable Living Program is specifically designed to integrate sustainability—environmental, economic, and socially responsible practices—with a traditional collegiate education so that students can harness the power of sustainability for good in the world.
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Sustainable Living Center
Uses principles from Maharishi Vedic Architecture, Building Biology, LEED & the Cascadia Living Building Challenge
Earn your degree in a truly sustainable building. Completed in 2012, MUM’s new Sustainable Living center is the perfect educational environment for learning about sustainability. This building utilizes the most practical green building techniques and showcases them through informative displays to both students and visitors. The center combines classrooms, faculty offices, and a workshop under one unique roof.
Additionally, the Sustainable Living Center is not the only place on campus that is focused on sustainability and green initiatives. As you explore our campus, you will find passive solar utilized in the student dining hall, (renewable, ecologically friendly flooring) recycling in dorms, organic grounds maintenance, restorative prairie, compositing, campus greenhouses and local, organic food in our dining halls. Read more about all our campus sustainability initiatives.
March 30th-April 23, 2015 — Come join the first ever university-level course on Biodynamic agriculture, taught by international expert Dr. A. Thimmaiah, PhD. The course will combine classroom learning with hands-on experience. Become an expert in efficient methods for carbon sequestration, study ways to address climate change, create herbal preparations, gain farming skills, and more.
To provide a solid base for further study, we offer all our Sustainable Living students a complete set of core courses. Students then have the option of picking a specific track of focus, such as: Fundamentals of Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Applied Soil Ecology, Sustainability and the Built Environment, or Agriculture & Food.
Learn more about the specific courses offered in the Sustainable Living program. The program courses provide a mix of theoretical knowledge, along with hands on practical activities. All courses work to train students in the core competencies needed for creating sustainable communities.
In the Sustainable Living Program our vision, mission, goals, and learning outcomes function in an integrated system.How Sustainable are YOU?
An important feature of our department is visiting faculty — nationally renowned figures in the Sustainable Living movement who come to teach a one-block (4-week) course.Come meet us!
Be a climate change mitigator by earning a degree in Sustainable Living. Learn more about how climate change is affecting our world — and what you can do to help.Be A Part of the Solution
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