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Design of a Dynamic Undergraduate Green Chemistry Course

  • Westminster College - Pennsylvania (PA)

The green chemistry course taught at Westminster College (PA) incorporates nontraditional teaching techniques and texts to educate future chemists about the importance of using green chemistry principles. The course is ...

  • Posted April 21, 2016
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Do We Teach What We Preach? An International Comparison of Problem- and Project-Based Learning Courses in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Problem- and project-based learning (PPBL) courses in sustainability address real-world sustainability problems. They are considered powerful educational settings for building students’ sustainability expertise. In practice, however, these courses often fail ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Sustainability Course Designation: Values and Best Practices

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson is leading the way in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. As an innovative liberal arts college, over 96% of our Class of '15 students have taken sustainability-focused and related ...

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Moving Beyond the Generic at Community Colleges: 100 and 200-Level Sustainability Education Courses, e-Badges and Co-Curricular Learning

  • Central Community College (NE)

An environmentally sustainable future requires more than sustainability professionals working in sustainability-focused positions. Needed are employees across businesses and organizations capable of implementing, communicating, applying and maintaining environmentally sustainable practices ...

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Getting in Touch with the Pachamama: An Interdisciplinary course with emphasis on Global Sustainability and Study Abroad

  • Central College (IA)

Pachamama Never Left: Nature and Culture of Peru is a liberal arts course at Central College. The course has a study abroad component with an emphasis on global sustainability. The ...

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The Wicked Problems in Sustainability Initiative: Creating and Supporting a Multi-Institution Course Community

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

Creation or replication of multidisciplinary courses with real-world context is limited by technical and economic constraints at many institutions. Efforts that connect multiple institutions to multidisciplinary resources can enable success ...

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Digital & Interactive Short Courses in Technical Sustainability & Design: Pilot Results and Lessons Learned

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

In an effort to improve access to education on both skills and multidisciplinary topics within sustainability Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) has been piloting a series of digital short ...

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Incorporating sustainability one course at a time

  • Randolph College (VA)

Sustainability programs (including certifications, majors, minors, graduate and professional programs) began appearing at institutions of higher education over a decade ago. Randolph College first proposed a sustainability minor in 2011 ...

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Open Education Model of Environmental Sustainability Course Creation

  • Central Community College (NE)

The traditional textbook publishing model is not sustainable. The average yearly textbook expense of $1200 can impact student retention. Studies show that students saving on text expense sign up for ...

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Assessing the effectiveness of an undergraduate ESD course taught in Japan and Vietnam in fostering pro-sustainable outcomes

  • Kyoto University

The 'Building a Sustainable Future: Principles and Challenges' course was developed by researchers at Kyoto University as part of a Japanese government-funded initiative to develop a widely replicable model approach ...

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Automating Key Steps in the STARS Rating Process: Using Content Analysis to Perform Sustainability Course Inventories

  • University of Florida (FL)

This presentation focuses on a practical and innovative approach to conducting the sustainability course survey that is required of the STARS rating system. If you are a sustainability coordinator or ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability doesn't mean everything to everybody.' A foundational vocabulary for courses in urban sustainability

  • University of Louisville (KY)

There is growing consensus on learning outcomes in sustainability education, including systems thinking, interdisciplinarity, ethical growth, team problem-solving, and more. This paper explores the knowledge and learning outcomes students should ...

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Transformative Learning Through Small Group Discussion: Course Book Resources to Accelerate Change

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

At the 2013 AASHE conference, Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College, offered a plenary session on Organizational Change for Sustainability Education, which highlighted the need for increased initiatives working to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Food Systems Northwest: A collaborative traveling summer course

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)
  • Willamette University (OR)

Around the country, scholars are beginning to recognize the centrality of food and agriculture in questions of sustainability, social justice, economic development, and international affairs (Poppendleck, 2000; Hinrichs 2003; Werkerle ...

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Know Watts Cooking - The Physics of Energy Efficient Cooking Course

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

In an effort to provide first year freshmen with an innovative, hands-on, conceptual science-based sustainable education experience, a new freshmen seminar class entitled “Know Watts Cooking – The Physics of Energy ...

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Pedagogic elements for student interest in an introductory course

  • University of Louisville (KY)

While there are many contested strategies for delivering an education for sustainable development, there are far fewer empirical studies demonstrating the relationships between classroom elements that generate the interest necessary ...

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Cultivating Sustainability Scholars

  • George Mason University (VA)

George Mason University committed to greatly expanding opportunities for undergraduate scholarship through a Quality Enhancement Program associated with the university’s re-accreditation in 2009. Core faculty from Mason’s Environmental ...

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Incubation of a New Suite of Courses in Food Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Five innovative new courses at the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities focus on issues of changing food systems and global sustainability. Responding to student interest, the courses developed independently. Even as ...

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So, You Think That's a Sustainability Course?!?

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Alfred State College (NY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Considerable uncertainty haunts university sustainability officers when developing sustainability-focused and -related course identifiers. It seems everyone has an opinion about which courses qualify for the different categorizations, and why. Unresolved ...

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Reframing Courses to Integrate Sustainability: Essential Strategies and Resources

  • Creative Change Educational Solutions (MI)

College courses often are based on disciplinary knowledge, but teaching sustainability requires an interdisciplinary perspective. How can professors integrate key sustainability concepts without radically changing course requirements or abandoning disciplinary ...

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A Teaching Module on Climate Change for the Introductory Business Course

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Business managers are increasingly engaged with climate change issues, but pedagogy on climate change in the business curriculum is in the early stages of development. This session addresses the need ...

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The Dining Hall as a Classroom: A Unique Model for a Life-Cycle Analysis Course

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Though students, faculty, and the dining service have all shown dedication to sustainable initiatives, there has been little academic research on the sustainability of our campus dining service. This year ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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“You Can’t Measure That!” Measuring Affective Learning Outcomes in an Undergraduate Urban Sustainability Course

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Traditional classroom assessments are unable to measure students’ development of the affective competencies and behavioral dispositions implicit in education for sustainability. This original research addresses the question of how to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Teaching Sustainability 101: How Do We Structure An Introductory Course?

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Philadelphia University (PA)
  • Roosevelt University (IL)

This panel discussion brings together 5 university instructors who have been teaching some version of "Intro to Sustainability" for at least several years. The panelists will share and compare their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability for Undergraduate Learners

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Skagit Valley College (WA)
  • University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

Sustainability programs have proliferated in colleges and universities recently, including lower division courses designed to introduce students to the issues of sustainability. But as a field of study, sustainability is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Investigating Sustainability-Focused Courses and their Impact on Student Learning

  • H&A Columbus-UBC

With the growing need for sustainability education, universities are looked upon for leadership to provide and integrate sustainability teaching and learning opportunities. The University of British Columbia's (UBC) vision ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Investing in the Future: Extending Enterprise Innovation through Biomimicry, Living Systems Design, and Systems Ecology in a Graduate Ecopreneurship Course

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Two graduate faculty share their success strategies for cultivating student leadership in ecopreneurship to take sustainability deeper designing regenerative enterprises. Businesses using green practices and operations are a positive step ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Imagining a Sustainable World: Duquesne University's Multi-Disciplinary Course on Sustainability

  • Duquesne University (PA)

In mid-2012 the University Academic Sustainability committee at Duquesne University began

development of a three-credit undergraduate course on sustainability to be taught by a multi-

disciplinary team of faculty from ...

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Sustainability Education Combines with Place-based Education in UVM Graduate-level Team-taught Service-learning Integrative Course

  • University of Vermont (VT)

PLACE (Place-based Landscape Analysis & Community Engagement) Program applies landscape analysis and whole systems thinking to fostering a sense of place and a sustainable future in local communities. It seeks ...

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Immersed in the Environment: A Concentrated Weekend Course

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Environment Today' course at Carnegie Mellon is organized by students held over one intense weekend in the spring semester. Course content is expansive and challenging; such as 'Biodiversity and ...

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A Sustainable Course on Sustainability

  • Dickinson College (PA)

My college recently offered me the opportunity to teach a new kind of course with a new set of technological teaching tools. This class, "Thoreau, Wilderness, and American Nature Writing ...

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The Imperative of a Sustainable Human Resource Management Course in MBA Programs

  • Kent State University (OH)

The MBA Human Resource Management core course covers all functional areas of HRM, with an emphasis on the manager's perspective and responsibilities. This session makes a case for the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Management in the Curriculum: The ENERGY STAR Course for Colleges and Universities

  • American University (DC)
  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

Understanding the fundamentals of energy management is a marketable skill in any economic climate. Further, understanding the means to and metrics of energy efficiency, and how policy decisions intertwine with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Service Learning Course that Engages a Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Programs

  • Stanford University (CA)

As a leader in resource management, demonstrated through infrastructural improvements and efficiency programs, Stanford has great potential to couple operational achievements with program-based local actions that promote both resource conservation ...

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A Course on Consumption and the Environment as an Entry Point to Practicing Sustainability

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

Two colleagues have taught an introductory freshman level course titled Consumption and the Environment for the last 7 years. This freshman level course is a requirement for the environmental studies ...

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Developing a Service Learning Course on Sustainability Focused Nonprofit Organizations

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The objective of this service learning course offered during the fall 2010 term was to generally provide students with a clearer understanding of the ways nonprofit organizations individually and collectively ...

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Planning Campus Climate Action in a Service Learning Course

  • Dickinson College (PA)

In spring semester 2011, students in the Sustainability Practicum course offered at our college were charged by our President's Commission on Environmental Sustainability with reviewing the college's climate ...

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Laboratory for a Sustainable Energy Course

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

At our university all students are required to complete a general education science lecture course, a science and society lecture course, and a laboratory course that accompanies one of these ...

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Sustainability Course Inventory as a Foundation for Sustainability and Environmental Program Development using STARS

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada, recently conducted an inventory of sustainability-related, sustainability-focused and environment courses as part of the requirements of the STARS accreditation process. The results of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Best Practices in Global Sustainability: A Course Offering

  • Bryant University (RI)

As a result of this slow economy, university resources are limited and most schools experienced several budget cuts. Therefore, the authors decided to streamline efforts in satisfying the three pillars ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Ecological Economics 101: Integrating Core Principles into Science and Social Science Courses

  • Creative Change Educational Solutions (MI)

For sustainability to take hold across the curriculum, educators must gain the skills to integrate ecological economics concepts into science and humanities courses. Yet the disciplinary boundaries of secondary and ...

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Teaching to transform: Proven and practical ways to design sustainability courses that inspire

  • Portland State University (OR)

This workshop will lead faculty and other sustainability educators through the practical steps of using the Burns Model of Sustainability Pedagogy (Burns, 2009; Burns, 2010) to design or re-design courses ...

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Introduction to Sustainability Studies: Design and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Course

  • Rider University (NJ)

Like many schools, our institution is actively engaged in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. However, because we have also instituted a minor in sustainability studies, we have developed and are ...

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Working toward Sustainability: A capstone course about environmental citizenship and effective communication

  • Roger Williams University (RI)

Increasing individuals' awareness and knowledge about sustainability are essential to forming more sustainable societies. However, they are not sufficient. In addition, individuals must take action for progress to be made ...

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The Green Wave: Engaging Students and Benefitting the Community through an Energy Audit Training Course

  • San Jose State University (CA)

This session focus on a pilot energy efficiency audit training program, the Green Wave, launched in 2011 by San Jose State University and two partner organizations, the City of San ...

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Honey Bees: Pollinators as a Case Study in Sustainability-An Undergraduate Course

  • Southern Connecticut State University (CT)

Over 70% of the worlds flowering plants require a living organism for pollination. Many of these plants include the fruits, vegetables and grains humans consume, as well as feed for ...

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Investing in a Sustainable Future

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This presentation illustrates one approach to teaching sustainability in business schools by describing the rationale and structure used to develop and deliver our course, "Investing in a Sustainable Future," a ...

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Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering Courses at CU-Boulder

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Recent modifications have been made to two first-year courses for civil (CivE) and environmental (EnvE) engineering majors and the senior capstone design course in EnvE. A pre-survey was used to ...

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The End of Oil: A Model Course for Sustainability Education

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Because energy is central to all socio-ecological systems, a course on energy can easily become a course on everything. Therein lies both the promise and the challenge of a course ...

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Lessons from a Capstone Course Focused on Campus Sustainability

  • University of Lynchburg (VA)

With the first offering of Lynchburg College's "Capstone Course in Environmental Studies" in Spring 2010 came the challenge of determining what would constitute an appropriate capstone experience for junior ...

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