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Professional development in sustainability

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Sustainability as a concept has matured enough to become a separate academic field. Sustainability as a an interdisciplinary field can be challenging for academics attempting to pursue careers working on appropriate technologies or sustainable development outside of traditional boundaries. This page will assist young academics pursue professional development. The three aspects of professional development are:

  1. Research
  2. Teaching
  3. Service

Please add to this page to help others with similiar interests gain leverage in academia.


Your research is funded with grants and you must publish it and present it at conferences.


Here is a list of funding sources to support your work.


You must publish your work - consider this list of journals.


Here is a list of conferences and activities. There are a growing number of traditional conferences that have sustainable concepts, technologies and theories within them and a growing number of conferences dedicated specifically to susainability issues.


Service learning