No two sustainability policies are the same, but they can be adapted
Karen, a 2013 graduate of the Masters in Sustainable Solutions program, wanted to apply her psychology and sustainability degrees in a real-world setting. To do so, she traveled to Washington, D.C. and London last summer as part of the Global Sustainability Studies Program to compare the respective sustainability policymaking processes. While taking in the sights, Kao learned that while policies may differ, you can always adapt them to suit your region’s needs.
What in particular drew you to the Washington, D.C. and London program?
As a policy and administration track in the Masters in Sustainable Solutions degree, I was really interested in how governance could effectively make or break the impact and success of sustainability initiatives and programs. In particular, I was interested in how governance styles could impact the culture of acceptance surrounding sustainability and subsequently how that effected advancements in areas such as civic engagement, urban planning, water conservation, etc. The D.C./London program offered those experiences and also focused on a comparative viewpoint, which allowed for a more in-depth analysis of what works where and why.