Texas schools going green with college curriculums

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on March 29, 2010 at 10:02 AM

HOUSTON -- Texas colleges and universities are increasingly building environmental practices into curriculums, a move officials say is a combination of "good business" and idealism.

Sustainability is a wide-ranging field of study to prepare students for a more environmentally conscious world.

The Houston Chronicle reports that the concept is showing up in various forms in academia. The University of Houston has a class about carbon trading, while Rice University offers minors in energy and water sustainability.

Community colleges, boosted by stimulus funding and federal grants, push green technology work force training.

A University of Texas at Austin official says such studies are essential for jobs and appeal to the current generation.

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