Institute for Sustainable Practice

A part of the College of Leadership and Public Service, the Institute for Sustainable Practice was a response to the new pollution, rising gas prices, and extreme weather in 2007. Since then, we’ve invited pioneering entrepreneurs, innovative scientists, creative engineers, visionary policy makers, and other sustainability leaders to share their proven insights, best practices, and research. Through their tutelage and our students’ passion in their diverse disciplines, Lipscomb faculty, students and alumni now add regenerative energy to their communities and the world.

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Founded in 2007, the Institute for Sustainable practice offers an innovative curriculum at the intersections between business and the natural and social sciences. Our students benefit from close relationships with our top-tier practitioner faculty and gain practical experiences with cutting edge best practices through dynamic classes and field studies. ISP's convenient schedules combining live lectures and online content are perfect for busy professionals, and students can even earn graduate credit for a variety of green professional  accreditations, enhancing their careers before they even graduate. Sign up for our newsletter to learn more about the Institute, and read how our faculty, students, and alumni are impacting their industries, wider communities, and the world!

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Graduate Programs

Earn your stripes as a green leader with one of our four master’s degree and certificate programs. Each focuses on core principles for the sustainability of people, planet, and prosperity. Hands-on fieldwork, travel, and a capstone research project ensure you’re prepared for a future in which we all breathe a little easier.


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Undergraduate Programs

To pursue a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Science, be ready to learn from all sides. Biology, law, communications, engineering—they’re all part of sustainable practices. You’ll also complete an independent study project that lets you practice the skills, imagination, and tenacity you’ll need to get down to business.


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