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Teaching Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Learning Exchange

  • Ithaca College (NY)

How do we integrate sustainability into our existing courses? An interdisciplinary learning project which integrates two traditional courses: Lifespan Developmental Psychology and Nutrition Across the Lifespan, will be presented. This ...

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Sustainable Agriculture on a Community College Campus

  • College of DuPage (IL)

This presentation discusses work at a community college in Chicago's western suburbs, where we combine the interdisciplinary (English and Biology) academic study of food and agriculture with hands-on experience ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Sustainability Cluster Course: Initiating Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Engaging Community, and Supporting Facilities Management

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

In the spring of 2008, the first environmental sustainability course offered at the University of Missouri Kansas City was a cluster course. Cluster courses are upper level, interdisciplinary, general education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Multidisciplinary Education and Outreach: Partnerships in Sustainability

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Urban Operations Laboratory (UOL), comprised of Kansas State University, M2 Technologies, and CABEM Technologies, performs environmental research, training, assessment, and product development. One of UOL's tasks is to ...

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Function, Damn It! A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Teaching Sustainability

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)

In 2007, several faculty and staff members from UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center created and team-taught a class called "Sustainable Omaha?" The special offerings graduate and undergraduate ...

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Perspectives on Sustainability Curricula

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

Interdisciplinary environmental programs have proliferated and flourished in higher educational institutions across the United States for four decades. Despite this long history and the large and growing number of programs ...

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Bridging the Disciplinary Divide: Tackling the Challenge of Educating for Sustainability at the University of MN

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

A major challenge facing the world is sustaining people's productive and meaningful livelihoods and the natural ecosystems on which they depend. Universities have a unique capacity, and an important ...

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Progress along the Path of Transdisciplinary Action Research. Experiences and Challenges in the Integration of Engineering and Community Development to Address Water Quality Issues in rural Honduras.

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainable development presents complex, multidimensional issues that require approaches extend well beyond conventional academic disciplines. Bridging disciplinary boundaries is challenging, and sustainable development requires more than interdisciplinarity. It requires integrating ...

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The FLC-SHE: A Transdisciplinary Faculty Learning Community on Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Western Carolina University (NC)

In 2007, an ad hoc Campus Sustainability task force at Western Carolina University was regenerated as a Faculty Learning Community (FLC), with a focus on integrating sustainability in the WCU ...

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Many Fields of Green: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

This curriculum-oriented presentation provides an overview of how sustainability principles are taught in a variety of academic disciplines at the college level. Through a series of examples and case studies ...

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Sustainability as An Integrative Strategy for Promoting Interdisciplinary Education and Community Action

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

The term "sustainability" is used increasingly in international dialogues on topics ranging from economic recessions to renewable energy sources and global warming. It is viewed with some justification as a ...

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Promoting Campus Sustainability through Interdisciplinary Cooperation: A Case Study at the University of Arizona Visitor Center

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

During the 2006-07 academic year, University of Arizona students, faculty and staff designed and implemented a "green retrofit" for the UA Visitor Center. This retrofit emphasized two main components: water ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Learning Barge Initiative: Advancing Sustainability through Multi-disciplinary Research Service Learning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Learning Barge Initiative is a unique example of university students and community partners collaborating on a project with wide-reaching social, educational and environmental benefits. The research, design and construction ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Honors Seminar: The Sustainable Campus

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This seminar examines social, economic and environmental sustainability issues as they pertain to complex institutions like colleges and universities. Using examples from universities and businesses around the country (including UIC ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Green Design Institute

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Institutes of Energy and the Environment

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The mission of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment is to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration to positively impact important energy and environmental challenges.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Engineering and Design Institute

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Founded in 2000, the Engineering and Design Institute is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on green materials, sustainable design and education. The Institute works on a variety of projects to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Golisano Institute for Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Golisano Institute for Sustainability is a multidisciplinary academic unit at RIT whose mission is to undertake world-class education and research programs in sustainability with major foci on sustainable production, sustainable ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Systems

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Center for Sustainable Systems advances concepts of sustainability through interdisciplinary research and education. CSS collaborates with diverse stakeholders to develop and apply life cycle based models and sustainability metrics for ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Ecological Design Center

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Ecological Design Center (EDC) promotes a sustainable relationship between the built and natural worlds. The EDC educates University of Oregon design students with the awareness, sensitivity, and expertise necessary ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Gund Institute for Environment

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The Gund Institute for Environment mobilizes scholars and leaders to understand and solve critical environmental issues.

From its home at the University of Vermont, the institute accelerates research and connects ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Institute for Sustainable Solutions

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) is a hub for sustainability at Portland State, supporting interdisciplinary research, curriculum development, student leadership, and meaningful community partnerships that contribute to a just ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Princeton Environmental Institute

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Founded in 1994, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. Our mission is to advance knowledge and to develop ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing (CGDM) was formed in 1993 to encourage multi- disciplinary research and education on environmental management, design for environment and pollution prevention issues in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Centre For Law & the Environment

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Centre seeks to establish a network of scholars and policymakers from a variety of disciplines, professions, and institutions throughout the world. Only by sharing knowledge across many walks of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law

  • University of Auckland

The NZCEL conducts legal and interdisciplinary research into environmental law and governance, including its conceptual foundations, implementation and enforcement. New Zealand’s environmental legislation is among the most advanced in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Water Law and Policy

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

The Center for Water Law and Policy was created in 2005 in response to the growing need for research into and information about global water issues. It was designed to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Energy and Environmental Security

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

An interdisciplinary research and policy center at CU-Boulder Law School, Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES) works to develop practical strategies and solutions for moving international society toward a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Oceans Law and Policy

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Center for Oceans Law and Policy supports research, education, and discussion on legal and public policy issues relating to the oceans. Through a regular program of conferences, publications, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Energy Research Center

  • Mississippi State University (MS)

The Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC) was established in January 2006 at Mississippi State University (MSU) through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). SERC was formed to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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National Wind Institute

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

The National Wind Institute (NWI) was established in December 2012, and is intended to serve as Texas Tech University's intellectual hub for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, commercialization and education ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Energy Research

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

The Center for Energy Research (CER) was established at UC San Diego in 1972 to help create solutions to the growing challenges of energy supply and utilization in our society ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

To address the purpose of the EFRC initiative, WUSTL created the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC). PARC brings together a core group of WUSTL researchers along with several other select ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

  • Northeastern University (MA)

The Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy conducts interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with civic leaders and scholars both within and beyond Northeastern University, to identify and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Institute of Urban and Regional Development

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

IURD conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research and practical work that reveals the dynamics of communities, cities, and regions and informs public policy.

Rooted in the social sciences, IURD's work has ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Urban & Regional Studies

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Center for Urban & Regional Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a multi-disciplinary research center focusing on ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Urban Ecology Research Lab

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Urban Ecology Research Laboratory (UERL) is directed by Professor Marina Alberti, and includes interdisciplinary PhD students, post-doctoral research associates, research scientists, and affiliate faculty from diverse disciplines who collaborate ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is working toward a future in which societies meet people’s needs for water, food, health and other vital services while protecting and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

Students are encouraged to take 20 basic courses in their first and second years. The courses and their order will be selected with the guidance of an adviser, chosen from ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Indiana University East (IN)

The minor in environmental studies is a coordinated, interdisciplinary program designed to enhance your awareness of major environmental concepts, acquaint you with areas where environmental issues are related to other ...

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability teaches students about the changes that need to be made in order for the human population to live in a sustainable relationship with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Interdisciplinary Minor in Organic Agriculture

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Organic food and fiber production without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers is the fastest-growing sector of the agricultural industry, fueled by consumer demand in both North America ...

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Energy & Sustainability Concentration (MA of Interdisciplinary Studies)

  • George Mason University (VA)

This concentration is particularly relevant for students who are pursuing or interested in pursuing careers in energy and environmentally related applications in the law, national and international policy, government, print ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Concentration

  • Bowdoin College (ME)

In addition to the core courses, and senior seminar, students take three ES courses designated with an "a" (in addition, Chemistry 210 Analytical Chemistry and Chemistry 204 Inorganic Chemistry count ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainability Track (MS in Interdisciplinary Studies)

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies-Sustainability Track will be offered at the University's Fort Worth Center. The 36-hour, non-thesis program can be completed in one year. Classes will ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Building and Applying the Discipline of Sustainability

  • AASHE (PA)

A few weeks ago, AASHE Executive Director Paul Rowland and I were in the nation’s capital for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Symposium: Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Franklin Sustainability Report

  • Franklin University Switzerland (Ticino)

The capstone course for Environmental Studies followed a case-study approach to examine the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues. As students in out final semesters at Franklin College, we were asked ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Student Inquiries into Neglected Research for a Sustainable Society: Communication and Application

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

By applying the interdisciplinary approach of Science, Technology & Society, students can solve often-neglected research problems of shifting society's operation towards a sustainable state. A recent Penn State University ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Climate@Emory: an inter-disciplinary, university-wide initiative to advance climate change scholarship, teaching, partnership, and engagement at Emory and beyond

  • Emory University (GA)

Climate@Emory is a university-wide initiative at Emory University with the mission of advancing climate change scholarship and teaching. This interdisciplinary initiative involves more than 50 faculty from 20 departments ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability: Transforming a campus for sustainability education

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Over the past five years, Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability has developed and implemented an innovative model for sustainability education, which transforms university education to ensure all graduates have ...