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    Sustainable GeoCommunities Planning Workshop

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    The Sustainable GeoCommunities Workshop brings together academia, industry, non-profit and community-based organizations, and government to strategize on the evolution and implementation of the Sustainable GeoCommunities program, strengthening partnerships between the United States and India at all levels.

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    U of M System ranks fifth in US in sustainability impact

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    For the third year in a row, the University of Minnesota participated in the Times Higher Ed (THE) Impact Rankings. The 2024 rankings evaluated 2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions, comparing their efforts to conduct teaching, research, outreach and stewardship that support a more sustainable, equitable and healthy future.

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    UMN offers first-of-its-kind, graduate-level certificate in sustainability leadership

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    An innovative certificate in Sustainable Environmental, Social and Governance (SESG) Leadership — the University of Minnesota’s first graduate-level program in this specialty — will address a growing need for professionals with the skills to navigate today’s climate, environmental and social justice challenges.