The Sustainable Learning Community (SLC) is a unique living-learning experience for students interested in sustainable practices and incorporating them in their everyday lives. The SLC residents are housed in four of the Villas on the Education City campus – sixteen women and sixteen men live in separate houses and participate in joint programs and learning opportunities.
By living in the SLC, residents will be able to:
Programming is developed around these learning outcomes. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to visit local sites related to sustainability, like the desalination plant, Doha recycling facilities, and vegetable souq. Faculty dinners, film screenings, and energy competitions are coordinated in the Villas, and residents are connected with opportunities to learn on campus. Residents will also maintain a seasonal vegetable garden in the backyard of one of the Villas. Residents of the SLC are expected to actively participate in all major events of the community and to reflect on their experiences by contributing to the community blog and SWALIF once a semester. SLC residents maintain a blog that documents their experiences and their learning in the community. Students who actively participate in the learning community will receive a certificate in sustainability as well as recommendation letters and public mention in local newsletters, websites, and other types of media.
If you are interested in learning more about the SLC or if you wish to apply to live in this community, please contact Jessica Young, Residence Hall Director, at email@example.com