Sustainability Leadership Program


Provide students with an experiential learning opportunity in sustainability to build skills, knowledge, and experience in developing and leading sustainability projects and programs on and off the Missouri State campus.



Non-Credit Option

Over the course of two semesters, students will learn the main components of sustainability and how this can be incorporated into leadership skills. During the first semester of the program, educational sessions will be held weekly where different topics will be discussed relating to leadership and sustainability. During these times, students will also begin the first stages of their project that they would like to work on during the second semester. The second semester of the program will then focus on the project the student would like to implement. These projects include those that can be done at Missouri State University or projects in the Springfield community that relate to any of the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDG’s).


For Credit Option

Students interested in receiving credit while developing sustainability leadership skills, can do so by registering for IDS 110 and IDS 310.  IDS 110 will focus on leadership skills, core sustainability components, and development and selection of a community sustainability project to be developed and implemented during the IDS 310 course.  As under the non-credit option, sustainability projects can be related to any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).



The Sustainability Leadership Program will you give you a unique experience with a project that you can tailor to suit your interests and curiosities. You will have the opportunity to present your findings at Earth Day events, as well as, have your work posted on the Missouri State University Sustainability website. You will also work with the Career Center to learn how to document your work in a resume or portfolio and learn how to present your findings to future employers.


How to Participate

If you are interested in learning more about this program, contact:

Doug Neidigh

Sustainability Coordinator