For O’Dowd Students
The Sustainability Certificate program offers multiple avenues for students to develop real world sustainability oriented skills. There are three different certificate pathways: Sustainability Community Impact Coordinators, Living Lab ecological gardening and natural systems, and Junior Ranger. These certificates are built around a similar structure: knowledge foundation, applied action, service, and reflection. This program also aims to develop important 21st century skills such as innovative problem solving, collaboration, systems thinking, and public speaking skills.
The S-Corps is the student action team of O’Dowd’s Sustainability Department. The S-Corps combines students from the Students for Sustainability (S4S) and Living Lab Club who collaborate on certain projects and events, and separately, each division maintains its core mission:
Team S4S is dedicated to bringing forward a sustainable existence through the following initiative focus areas: resource conservation, consumption and waste, health & well being, and thriving communities.
Team Living Lab is dedicated to growing sustainable food; caring for animals; and restoring, expanding, and caring for the Lab’s native ecosystems.
O’Dowd students (and staff) can enjoy freshly harvested Living Lab produce and eggs featured weekly in delicious cafeteria meals. Faculty and staff enjoy winning edible baskets in our weekly raffle.