AQ Difference

The goal of the sustainable business department is to graduate students who clearly understand conventional business and the non-conventional approach of sustainable business that successfully remedies the deepest environmental, social, and business problems facing our society. The sustainable business graduate will also have the ability to apply conventional and sustainable business principles in a variety of organizational settings.
Radio Interviews
Dr. Matt Tueth was on Chicago radio station WCPT (820 AM, 92.7 FM - North, 92.5 FM - West, 99.9 FM- South) discussing sustainable business.
Listen: Sustainable Business in Higher Education
Listen: Sustainable Business Metric Systems

Ride the Rapid for only 25 cents!

Show your AQ ID and ride the Rapid for just 25 cents a ride! >View the bus schedules online. Take advantage of our ever-improving public transportation system! The buses always run on time (or within a few minutes of scheduled time) and bus stops are numerous. Give it a try and "walk the talk." >More information on riding the bus
Exciting International Perspectives in Sustainable Business Field Experience in Costa Rica
Following a semester of study in a Special Topics in Sustainable Business (SB330/650) course titled "International Perspectives in Sustainable Business," Dr. Deb Steketee and Sustainable Business students travel to Costa Rica to experience Sustainable Business innovations first-hand, learn about the Costa Rican culture, and brush up on some Spanish language. The program was graciously organized for the group by EARTH University in Guacimo, Limon and Dr. Deb Steketee.
Our Sustainable Business Department Continues to Grow!
The Sustainable Business Department has grown to more than 70 majors. This substantial interest and growth in the program is quite impressive. Also noteworthy is the high quality of our students and the stimulating and valuable discussion contributions they provide during our class sessions. Professors and students alike find the program challenging and exciting to be so fully engaged in this "next Industrial Revolution."
Interesting Reading
Fundamentals of Sustainable Business - by Matthew Tueth
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus**  
The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawkin**
Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough**
Let my People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
Living Downstream  by Sandra Steingraber**
Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawkin, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins**
The Natural Step for Communities by James and Lahti
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold**
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson**
(**Available in the AQ Library)
If you have any SB book recommendations, please e-mail the title and author of the book (along with a short description) to Jessica Eimer at
Upcoming On-Campus and Off-Campus Conferences & Events
Click on the following link for the events calendar at Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College: