Student in snowy forest: Be Boulder
Smiling student: Develop Practical Skills
Montage of Instructors: Learn from Expert Faculty
Graduating students: Join a Community of Peers
Campus Building: Study with a Leader in Sustainability

PLEASE NOTE: The Sustainable Practices Program is closing on January 1, 2018 and will no longer be offering online non-credit Seminars. 

Rest in Peace, Dr. Seana Lowe Steffen....  Seane Lowe Steffen you will be missed.

It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that on Saturday afternoon, September 16, 2017, Seana Lowe Steffen was in a fatal car collision on Highway 66 between Lyons and Longmont, Colorado. 

 Seana Lowe Steffen served on the faculty of the Sustainable Practices Program for several years, while dedicating the majority of her work to the Restorative Leadership Institute. She was a powerful woman and leader and brought a fierce commitment to facing climate change and the need for a different kind of ethical leadership. During her years at the University of Colorado, Boulder she brought a fearless dedication to teaching, and she pushed those around her to dig deep and walk their talk. “Love and Light” was her email signature and those simple words were an example of her commitment to bringing positive outcomes to this world.

 Her final post on Facebook writes, “I am so grateful for the gift of my life every moment of every day, and wish the deep contentment of a fulfilled heart to all. Onward."

Seana left us far too soon and we offer our deepest condolences to her family, friends, students and colleagues. Her dedication to leadership, addressing climate change, and women's empowerment will be sorely missed in this world.   

University of Colorado Online Sustainability Program

Professional Growth for Sustainability Leaders

As public concern for the state of our planet’s natural resources increases, both the private and public sector are looking to take greater responsibility for their impact on the environment and their communities. Professionals with a true understanding of the latest techniques in sustainable practices and the ability to assess, plan, and implement them are in demand across the globe and different sectors of the economy – from government agencies, to health care, to school districts and colleges, and to companies large and small.

Develop Actionable Skills

To create a greener, cleaner economy for future generations and to address a growing need for skilled professionals in the workforce, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Sustainable Practices Program is proud to offer our 100% online Professional Seminars in Sustainability Management.

As a student, you’ll develop skills that will help you create and execute high-level sustainability programs and policies, guiding a business, nonprofit, or civic organization to not only a decreased environmental impact, but increased operational efficiency – knowledge that can make you an indispensable part of any team.

Engage with Top Industry Practitioners and Peers

The University of Colorado-Boulder has been a pioneer of environmental research and sustainable practices for more than half a century. Sustainability is a core mission of the university and the greater city of Boulder at large, which allows us to attract experts in the field to our passionate learning community.

Every facet of the online sustainability management Seminars was exhaustively designed by veteran CU-Boulder faculty, nationally and internationally respected sustainability leaders along Colorado's Front Range, and leaders within the renowned Environmental Center. You’ll participate in seminars guided by multiple industry experts with real-world experience in the implementation of sustainable initiatives.

The former Sustainability Certificate Program is no longer enrolling new students. However, individual Seminars are available: 

  • Fundamentals of Sustainability and Resource Management
  • Organizational Change and Communication Strategies
  • Applied Sustainability: Planning, Implementation, and Assessment

During these three seminars, you’ll learn at your own pace, allowing you to absorb knowledge,  practice skills, and engage in discussion with classmates at a pace that suits your schedule. The fully-online format allows you to work through seminars conveniently—all from the comfort of home.

We invite you to explore the program and the ways in which it can prepare you for an incredible, impactful career in sustainability.