ALS 2000 Leadership for Sustainability

An interdisciplinary, hands-on class with the experiences to launch your career as a change agent for the community, campus, and planet...

ALS 2000 students helping  Cornellians learn what to recycle, compost and landfill.(Jason Koski / University Photo)
ALS 2000 students helping Cornellians learn what to recycle, compost and landfill.(Jason Koski / University Photo)

Course Details:

ALS 2000: Leadership for Sustainability
Fall/Spring
Meets: Tuesdays 1:25pm-4:10pm 
Earn: Three Credits

Open to all students—perfect for those people who want to change the world. Learn to mobilize campaigns, increase communication skills, and establish leadership skills that will lead to meaningful change on individual and community levels. This class uses Cornell University as a living laboratory for sustainable behavior change, and explores the intersectionality of community identities and environmental problems. The course enables students to identify opportunities to shift behaviors, policies, and practices towards more efficient, just, and sustainable systems that help reduce contributions to our rapidly warming climate.

Learn from and collaborate with faculty and staff from the following departments and programs:

  • American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP)
  • Campus Sustainability Office
  • Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS)
  • Cornell Outdoor Education
  • Residential & New Student Programs