Derek Larson

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Environmental Studies
Saint Johns University

Dr. Derek Larson is associate professor of environmental studies and history at The College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, a pair of single-sex Catholic liberal arts colleges in central Minnesota.

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Sustainability Workshop: Green Building Seminar part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
This class explores the environmental impacts of the construction, operation, and disposition of commercial and residential architecture with an emphasis on best practices as determined through a sustainability lens. Students learn about LEED and other standards, visit green buildings, and work in groups to develop sustainability standards for landscape, water, energy, materials, and other areas of concern. The course attempts to balance theory and practice by examining a range of standards, evaluation their application, and developing critiques to apply to campus buildings.


Teaching Sustainability Through History part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Derek Larson, Environmental Studies, The College of St. Benedict/St. John's UniversityOur environmental studies department was created 20 years ago with the specific intention of interdisciplinarity in its ...

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InTeGrate Sustainability Courses Workshop July 2012: Presenter