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Want to study Sustainability at Dal?

What is Sustainability? How do you study sustainability? What is the ESS Program?

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ESS (Environment, Sustainability and Society) Classes

The ESS curriculum provides and interdisciplinary, student-focused forum for collaborative learning.

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Meet Emma Norton

Find out how Emma Norton's ESS education prepared her to join the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and help Nova Scotians increase their energy efficiency.

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RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate

Join the RCB Sustainability Leadership Certificate program to develop skills and confidence to lead social change in your community.

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In high school and interested in sustainability?

Our Environment, Sustainability, and Society (ESS) program, a Canadian first, is more than an academic offering, it's a whole new way of thinking.

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ESS Thursday Night Lecture Series

The College of Sustainability hosts a provocative series of Thursday night lectures, films, and panel discussions, free of charge and open to the public.

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Uytae Lee talks about Second Year

During Uytae Lee's second year at Dal, he got a good look at how societies can be built more sustainably – and some historical examples of how they weren’t.

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Meet ESS graduate Caroline Merner

Since graduating from Dal, Caroline has been to the Arctic and Chile, and co-founded Climate Guides which launched in April 2018!

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