At Kelley, our faculty is dedicated to promoting education in sustainability and ensuring that students have the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle global challenges. We integrate sustainability principles into the curricula, provide hands-on learning opportunities, and engage in activities that address pressing environmental and social issues. Through our teaching and mentoring, we inspire students to become responsible and engaged citizens who are committed to creating a sustainable future.
Our Current Teaching Initiatives:
- Sustainability Law & Policy Service - Learning Projects - Professor Kelly Eskew’s students are working on a semester-long service-learning project for IU Health, studying best practices in healthcare system sustainability. Past projects have supported Cummins, RentLab, IU Dining, and SustainIU.
- Expanding G202-Business, Government, and Society - Professors Ellie Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft are expanding this course to focus on sustainability literacy.
- Business & Climate Law - Part of the Kelley Direct online MBA program, this course is hosting guest speakers, including Joe Thwaites from the NRDC on climate finance; Margaret Carlson (Cmdr. Ret. US Navy) Senior Counsel, Office of the Secretary of the Navy on climate and national security; Kate Wright, Executive Director of Climate Mayors; and Kate Gaertner, CEO and Founder of TripleWin Advisory.
- UNFCCC Climate Change Conferences - Professor Kelly Eskew will attend the Bonn conference in June and COP28 in Dubai in December.
- Supply Chain Practicum - Professor Scott Dobos’s Supply Chain Practicum has been working with DHL, FedEx, Toyota Material Handling, and Toyota Motor Company on projects ranging from clean energy to aviation bio-fuel to tracking Scope 2 and 3 emissions.
- Sustainability Scavenger Hunt - Sustainability Law students are participating in a campus-wide scavenger hunt, exploring ways in which the IU-Bloomington campus is improving its sustainability initiatives and showing potential for growth.
- Improving Resiliency and Fostering Collaboration - Teams of undergraduate students are conducting interviews with community partners in law enforcement, mental health services, and homelessness as part of a project on improving resiliency and fostering collaboration consistent with UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnership for the Goals.
- Carbon Offsets Interview - Professor Eskew recorded an interview on carbon offsets as part of Campus Insights, an Office of the Vice President for Research project in collaboration with the Associated Press.
- Senior Capstone Projects - Professor Eskew is mentoring senior capstone projects on climate and its impacts on female smallholder farmers, OPEC’s response to COP27, and the aerospace and defense industry.
We are committed to sustainability education and are proud of our faculty's dedication to promoting sustainability throughout the curriculum. Our students will be the leaders of tomorrow, and we want to ensure that they are well-equipped to address the challenges of a changing world.