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The challenge of coordinated civic climate change education

  • Bard College (NY)
  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • University at Albany (NY)
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland (MD)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Many sustainability educators want to more effectively engage their students with climate policy. They also seek to support students’ civic and change agent skills and dispositions to take on critical ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2018
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Creating a water-saver self-identity reduces water use in residence halls

  • James Madison University (VA)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Water scarcity is a pressing social problem. Attempts to increase conservation that focus on education or attitudes produce limited success. Installing efficient appliances reduces water use, but can be costly ...


Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series - Advancing Education for Sustainable Development Through Research and Practice

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series is a multi-year, multi-institution initiative that promotes transformative teaching, training, and learning in research and practice (www.jmu.edu/summitseries). The innovative ...


Environmental Communication Concentration, Communication & Advocacy (MA)

  • James Madison University (VA)

Students graduating with a concentration in environmental communication will be prepared to work in a variety of nonprofit, government and corporate settings constructing and evaluating environmental campaigns, facilitating organizational and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Concentration in Environment, Integrated Science & Technology (BS)

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Environment Sector of the BS Integrated Science and Technology (BSISAT) Program prepares students to apply an integrated understanding of environmental science and technology to practical, real-world problems.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Information Systems Minor

  • James Madison University (VA)

The cross disciplinary minor in environmental information systems is designed for undergraduates interested in using computer and information management technology to solve environmental problems and improve environmental stewardship.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Management Minor

  • James Madison University (VA)

The cross disciplinary environmental management minor prepares students to apply the principles of environmental science and engineering to contemporary environmental problems in natural resource, industrial and public policy contexts. The ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Science Minor

  • James Madison University (VA)

This minor is a cross disciplinary program that any student may elect. Students pursuing programs ranging from the physical, natural or social sciences to education, journalism or business could benefit ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • James Madison University (VA)

The environmental studies minor provides a cross disciplinary education engaging socio-cultural, scientific and technical issues raised by the oft-conflicting needs and desires of globally interacting societies.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Humanities Minor

  • James Madison University (VA)

The environmental humanities minor allows students to articulate broad historical and cultural views of the complex interactions among humans and the natural and material environment. Students will analyze and produce ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Conservation, Sustainability & Development Concentration, Geographic Science (BA/BS)

  • James Madison University (VA)

The environmental conservation, sustainability and development (ECSD) concentration focuses on the geographical contexts within which people and places interact. Required and elective course work allows students to explore spatial and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Joint Degree: Concentration in Sustainable Environmental Resources Management, Integrated Science & Technology (MS)

  • James Madison University (VA)
  • University of Malta (Northern Harbor District)

The master of science in integrated science and technology (ISAT) offers programs in Europe and at the JMU campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This M. S. in ISAT with a concentration ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Campus and Community Partnership: The Results of a Feasibility Study on a Nature Prescription Network

  • James Madison University (VA)

Emerging research continues to support the notion that exposure to or interaction with nature enhances creativity and vitality, attention and focus, and an overall sense of well being. Nisbet, Zelenski ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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The Psychology of Sustainability and Social Movement: Student Ecological Citizenship Through a Study Abroad to Malta

  • James Madison University (VA)

For the past three years, a multidisciplinary group of first and second year honors students have participated in a month-long Psychology of Sustainability trip to Malta. The pre-departure curriculum includes ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Development of a Sustainability Culture Assessment to Inform Planning

  • James Madison University (VA)

Higher education institutions commonly refer to 'a culture of sustainability'; however, until very recently, few institutions have assessed the sustainability culture of the campus community. Instrument development work is nascent ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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JMU’s Student Outdoor Adventures Program Follows "Leave No Trace" Principles

  • James Madison University (VA)

JMU’s University Recreation Department’s (UREC’s) many contributions to environmental stewardship include Adventure Program hiking, kayaking, skiing and canoeing activities that teach and follow "Leave No Trace" principles ...


JMU’s Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series Promotes Transformative Teaching and Learning in Research and Practice

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series has brought together leading scholars, educators, and practitioners from around the world to address the crucial problems facing modern society.

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Incorporating Sustainability Content and Pedagogy Through Faculty Development

  • James Madison University (VA)

The new Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum increase the availability of faculty development opportunities related to sustainability. Faculty and administrators considering professional development and subsequently design/redesign of courses ...


Applying a transportation rating system to advance sustainability evaluation, planning and partnership

  • James Madison University (VA)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a pilot application of the Sustainable Transportation Analysis & Rating System (STARS), and highlight how a sustainability rating system can be ...


Assessment of undergraduate students’ environmental stewardship reasoning and knowledge

  • James Madison University (VA)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a public university’s design and implementation of an assessment approach that measures the change in undergraduate students’ environmental stewardship reasoning ...


A Rubric to Analyze Student Abilities to Engage in Sustainable Design

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • The Citadel (SC)

As engineering programs have begun to infuse sustainability into their undergraduate curricula, assessment tools are needed to further inform these reform efforts. The goal of this project was to demonstrate ...


James Madison University's Center for Faculty Innovation FLASHPOINT: Earth Day 2017. Protecting Scientific Knowledge, Protecting the Environment.

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Earth Day 2017 Flashpoint brings together faculty experts in environmental science, law, policy, conservation, and renewable energy on the occasion of the 2017 Earth Day and the Scientists’ March ...

  • Posted April 24, 2017
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Measuring Undergraduate Students' Learning Over Time

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Environmental Stewardship Reasoning and Knowledge Assessment (ESRKA), a validated, 50-question test with good reliability, is being used to measure undergraduate students' learning over time at a large, public university ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Using Concept Maps to Explore the Impacts of a Learning-Cycle-Based Sustainability Module Implemented in Two Institutional Contexts

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • The Citadel (SC)

Because engineers are responsible for the design phase of projects where decisions impacting sustainability are most effectively made, it is important to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary ...

  • Posted July 28, 2016
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Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Undergraduate Students

  • James Madison University (VA)

James Madison University (JMU) developed student learning outcomes and a corresponding assessment instrument to measure the change in undergraduate students’ environmental stewardship reasoning and knowledge over time. In consultation with ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Active learning for sustainability education

  • James Madison University (VA)

Active learning engages students in to promote critical thinking and alignment of course material. In an environmental health course, students spend approximately 2 hours working at the campus recycling center ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Case Study of Program Review for Sustainability Offices: Benefits, Challenges, & Resources Required

  • James Madison University (VA)

Though credit is given for degrees and research activities, STARS reporting also includes a wide range of activities that lie outside the scope of activities usually included in academic program ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transdisciplinary Model for Sustainable Placemaking and Engagement

  • James Madison University (VA)

This case study discusses an innovative faculty-led approach to investigating sustainable placemaking and community engagement for the planning, design and management of public spaces around James Madison University. The Applied ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Lessons Learned from an Interdisciplinary Programming Model with a Sustainability Focus

  • James Madison University (VA)

This case study features lessons learned from JMuse Café (http://sites.jmu.edu/jmuse/), an interdisciplinary programming series developed by the University Libraries, with the Office of Environmental Stewardship and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Enabling faculty to choose to integrate environmental stewardship across the curriculum: A faculty development case study

  • James Madison University (VA)

Effective faculty development programs are essential to advancing education for sustainability (EfS) initiatives, "Any efforts to increase the scale of sustainability education will rest in the hands of the faculty ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Industrial Scale Composting at James Madison University

  • James Madison University (VA)

This project aims to provide James Madison University (JMU) with a sustainable means of recycling food waste generated at the dining facilities on-campus. To this end, an aerobic composting reactor ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing An Energy Management Strategy for Campus Residence Halls: The View from the Trenches

  • James Madison University (VA)

Residence halls can account for significant proportions of campus energy use. Strategically managing this building portfolio is a challenge, and encompasses behavioral, operational, and technical management. This paper reports on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Understanding the Limits of Student Conservation Efforts on Campus Energy Consumption

  • James Madison University (VA)

Many campus sustainability initiatives focus heavily on student energy conservation in residence halls. However, outside of energy competitions using such feedback tools as dashboards and kiosks, there is little evidence ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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International Master in Environmental Management & Sustainability

  • James Madison University (VA)
  • University of Malta (Northern Harbor District)

The master's program in Environmental Management and Sustainability is an accelerated, immersion 12-month international dual degree program. Students completing the program receive a Master of Science degree from both ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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A Plan for the Restoration and Revitalization of East Campus Creek

  • James Madison University (VA)

James Madison University's East Campus Creek, an intermittent tributary of Blacks Run and part of the greater Chesapeake Bay watershed, has become degraded as a result of channel reconstruction ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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8 kW 120-Foot Wind Turbine

  • James Madison University (VA)

JMU has a 120-foot tall addition to East Campus that may help students learn a thing or two about alternative energy. Baker Renewable Energy installed a wind turbine in the ...

  • Posted May 18, 2012
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10 kW Ground Mount Arrays

  • James Madison University (VA)

Solar panels - 225 of them installed near the College of Integrated Science and Technology - are helping power the ISAT building and providing study opportunities for students. The panels contribute about ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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A New Educational Landscape- Transforming Campus Grounds through Non-Traditional Collaboration

  • James Madison University (VA)

During the 2010-11 academic year, faculty, students, campus facilities staff, a dean, the campus environmental stewardship director, and community representatives collaborated with a Scholar-In-Residence to develop a naturalized landscape on ...

  • Posted June 24, 2011
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