Very Few Blacks in the New Field of Sustainability at the Nation’s Colleges

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has released a new survey showing the makeup of staff members in the field at the nation’s colleges and universities. Sustainability officers in higher education are generally responsible for monitoring an institution’s ecological and environmental impact.

The survey found that the field is relatively new at the nation’s colleges and universities with almost all positions created in just the past several years. The most popular degree among people holding positions as sustainability officers is environmental science. The survey showed that just one percent of all sustainability officers are black.

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