Sustainable Community Development

  • Develop an excellent understanding of the community and has an extensive knowledge of the land and environment
  • Develop strategies and tactics that make sustainability possible in today’s economic climate – including focusing on financial and social savings as motivators, reframing sustainability to support new priorities, using the economy to lead, creating new alliances
  • Work on projects like:
    • A well-run community theatre or museum that is a valued part of the local economy
    • Fair trade with developing countries
    • A car sharing co-operative that combines public and private transportation, and pays dividends, too
    • A local currency that encourages community tradingA community-owned, selectively-logged, sustainable forest
    • A community-owned, selectively-logged, sustainable forest
    • Organic farmers’ markets in the heart of the city
    • Aboriginal communities building their economies based on traditional values and ways
    • A tourism industry that pays and houses youth well
    • An ecologically-managed organic beef ranch
    • A built community that takes care of its own energy generation and waste



  • Communicate ideas clearly and efficiently in a variety of mediums through listening, clarifying, and responding comprehensively 
  • Read critically and write persuasively with a comprehensive knowledge of grammar and vocabulary
  • Explain complex concepts and theories to others
  • Write concise technical reports and essays

Information Management

  • Locate, gather and organize information using appropriate technology and information systems

Problem Solving and Critical Analysis

  • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems, demonstrating the ability to be creative and innovative in identifying solutions 
  • Analyze complex textual and cultural phenomenon 
  • Develop critical observations and attention to detail


  • Organizing ideas and materials in an effective way
  • Design, plan, organize and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe


  • Collect information with attention to detail
  • Employ various analysis research
  • Review and evaluate goals and policies
  • Gather information and use information resources 
  • Conduct and explain research results