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"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future" - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President
The Sustainability branch at the Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) is a unique program that will be the first in the country to offer a public education high school student a course entirely devoted to the principles of sustainability every day of their high school career. Whereas most other sustainability curriculums are taught through science or social studies classes, the entire purpose of this program is to devote entire class focus on the issues which involve the principles of sustainability, focusing on the following:

 Anticipating Consequences
                      
 Systems Thinking
                        
Evaluating Trade-Offs
                      
  Identifying Stakeholders
                        
Macro & Micro Visioning

Our Sustainability program will emphasize re-organizing living conditions, reappraising economic sectors and work practices, using science to develop new technologies, and environmental lifestyle changes needed to sustain our population on Earth through the integration of economic, environmental and social spheres. As opposed to focusing on specific career paths and singular fields, we will be analyzing the relationships that these spheres share and how when all three are considered in our decisions, then that is when we achieve true sustainability.                                                                                   

Our program will contain coursework that will enable students to move forward into postsecondary colleges and universities as well as technical education and certification programs.  Energy Infrastructure, Solar Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Engineering,       (C) Green City Blue Lake
 and Sustainable Aquaculture are just a few of the career pathways our students will be exposed to.  Additionally, because our new facility will be a teaching and learning tool, Green Building will be emphasized in all programs of study.