Students,

We know sometimes you have to persuade your instructor so they will allow you to work on real world sustainability projects. We encourage you to talk with or email your instructor if sustainability projects are not already part of the course. You can use a script like the following:

Dear Professor (or Instructor),

I am very interested in applying this course’s academic information to today’s real world problems. I have found a website that connects what we are learning here in class to real world issues our society has to address to build a better future. On this site, I am finding organizations with projects that students can help with. I know I will be better prepared for life after college if I can work on such projects as part of my college accomplishments. I’d like to meet with you to show you the projects I am interested and discuss how I can include this in my learning with you.

Thank you very much!