The Eco-E Path Mosaic is a globally integrated, intensive research initiative of Dickinson College centering on the study of Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Dickinson is a leader in the study and practice of sustainability, and in recent years, there has been increased student interest in studying the intersection of business and sustainability.
The goal of our Mosaic is twofold. 1) To engage students in the study of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, that is applying business practices in innovative ways to address social and/or environmental issues. 2) To develop a curricular initiative in Sustainable Entrepreneurship that may be added to Dickinson’s current offerings. To accomplish the first goal, students are enrolled in three courses related to the study of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: American Environmental History, Best Practices in Business Sustainability, and Education for Entrepreneurs. Our second goal will be accomplished by a series of interviews conducted by the students, as well as a week long field research trip to Arizona to visit institutions with established programs in entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Our Mosaic is composed of 7 students and 3 faculty members, representing a diverse set of academic interests and experiences. This blog will primarily document our research field trip to Arizona, but you will also find some updates about our work in the classroom and the development of our curricular initiative.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the generous support of:
- The Dickinson College Community Studies Center,
- The Dickinson College Center for Sustainability Education,
- The Dickinson College Provost’s Office, and
- An Anonymous Donor
This opportunity would not be possible without these contributions.