A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead


Fast Facts

  • Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI) serves as an incubator for research, education, and outreach efforts related to sustainability.
  • SFI focuses on the triple bottom line: industrial/economic, environmental, and societal sustainability.
  • SFI enhances classroom and workplace diversity
  • Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation

Learn more about the Sustainable Futures IGERT program.

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

Michigan Technological University and Southern University have established the Sustainable Futures (SF) IGERT focused on establishing an integrated basis for decision-making to promote sustainability.

The program engages a diverse group of doctoral and master's students in an education and research training program to understand, explore, apply, and further develop the science of sustainability and Sustainable Futures Model. The Sustainable Futures focuses on integrating the engineering and technology of industrial ecology; the science of environmental assessment and modeling; and the economic, human behavior, and policy-making aspects of the social sciences to develop professionals knowledgeable in sustainability.

Learn more about the Sustainable Futures IGERT program.