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Professor Arun Agrawal and Associate Professor Rebecca Hardin collaboratively developed the Michigan Sustainability Cases web-based learning platform to serve as a case-based curriculum for sustainability education. The platform leverages case studies, each of which includes multimedia content and a podcast featuring key case stakeholders. This approach provides a modular, accessible learning approach including context, detail and opportunities for further investigation. By integrating audiovisual content into case studies, this platform aims to bring greater depth to case content and to guide students’ inductive understanding of the core competencies within sustainability and environmental decision-making while enabling learners to actively participate in and individualize their learning process. Michigan Sustainability Cases was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) program through the Third Century Initiative and aims to provide students with an immersive and nuanced educational approach to sustainability and environmental decision-making that further enables engaged learning and student interaction.