The Sustainability Institute is a four-day course designed to teach students how to create a strategic sustainability plan for their organizations while broadening their understanding of sustainable practices and expanding their professional network.

February 6 – 11, 2022
Wheeling, West Virginia


Important Notice: The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University, the National Recreation and Park Association and the Oglebay National Training Center, in consultation with the Sustainability Institute instructors, have decided to cancel the Sustainability Institute scheduled for February 7 – 12, 2021. 

Despite the current state of affairs, we are committed to your continued professional development. We hope you can join us in 2022 for the Sustainability Institute to be held February 6 – 11, 2022

Schedule and Learning Objectives

  • Introduce terminology and concepts essential to organizational sustainability plans.
  • Define metrics for tracking progress across categories such as energy, water, waste, etc.
  • Organize utility data for a minimum of 12 months of bills to establish a baseline for each respective participating organization.
  • Formulate a mission, vision and goals within the categories explored.
  • Draft a sustainability plan outline for an organization.
  • Establish a plan for gaining stakeholder feedback on draft of the plan.

 2020 Schedule


Who Should Attend

Park professionals who are responsible for improving organizational sustainability.

Future Sustainability Institute Dates:

  • February 6 – 11, 2022

Additional Information

For more information about the program content, contact customer service at

For more information on registration and other details, contact Oglebay at