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Teaching with principles: Toward more effective pedagogy in ecology

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Hampshire College (MA)

Ecology is a complex and dynamic field and, as communicators of our discipline, faculty should be able to define a set of core principles that underpin and create ecological pattern ...

  • Posted Sept. 20, 2017
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The role of field exercises in ecological learning and values education: action research on the use of campus wetlands

Providing undergraduate biology students with ecological knowledge and environmental awareness is critical for developing professionalism in sustainable development. In addition to the cognitive and psychomotor development, outdoor ecological exercises combining ...

  • Posted Sept. 20, 2017
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Identifying the role of conservation biology for solving the environmental crisis

Humans are altering their living environment to an extent that could cause environmental collapse. Promoting change into environmental sustainability is therefore urgent. Despite a rapid expansion in conservation biology, appreciation ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2017
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Modern Sustainability

  • Kauai Community College (HI)

RECENT PROJECTS: Beach Cleanup Caddy (complete - STEM grant award pending - awaiting field testing) Assembled a cart system specifically designed for beach cleanups, outfitted with a detachable metal waste bin, wheel ...


Sustainable Biodiversity on the Georgia Southern Campus

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

Our project recorded the biodiversity of vertebrates on the 700 acre rural campus of Georgia Southern University. Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students were involved in collecting the data. Students ...


Community Engaged Scholarship and Learning in Urban Forestry helps UTRGV earn Tree Campus USA Designation

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

In 2014, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (through its legacy institution UTPA), one of the largest Hispanic Serving Institutions in the country, proposed and offered three iterations of ...


Arts and humanities inquiry in the Long-Term Ecological Research Network: empathy, relationships, and interdisciplinary collaborations

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collection of 25 National Science Foundation-funded sites committed to long-term, place-based investigation of the natural world. While activities primarily focus on ecological ...


An On-Campus Botanical Tour to Promote Student Satisfaction and Learning in a University Level Biodiversity or General Biology Course

  • Xavier University of Louisiana (LA)

Outdoor, hands-on and experiential learning, as opposed to instruction-based learning in classroom, increases student satisfaction and motivation leading to a deeper understanding of the subject. However, the use of outdoor ...


Earth Day Pollinator Garden at Towson University

  • Towson University (MD)

Students, faculty and staff work together on Earth Day to install a student-designed pollinator garden.


UIC Growing Green

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Did you know that the University of Illinois at Chicago has been a designated as a Tree Campus USA since 2011? UIC is dedicated to the health and preservation of ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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The Nitrogen Footprint Tool Network: A Multi-Institution Program to Research and Reduce Nitrogen Pollution

  • University of Chicago (IL)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Humans release reactive nitrogen into the environment at a rate that is 4 to 5 times as large as from natural terrestrial processes. They do this by producing and applying ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Honored Members of the Sustainability Community

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Our student, faculty, and staff award winners! From left to right: Ivy Coble, Dara Middleton, Dr. Joy O'Keefe, and Dr. Jim Speer

These four people have worked so diligently ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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What should every citizen know about ecology?

  • Radford University (VA)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

The level of ecological literacy among the general population in the US and other countries is not known, although there is widespread concern that it is too low to enable ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2017
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Framing for sustainability: the impact of language choice on educational outcomes

  • University of Utah (UT)

Because what people do is not based entirely on what they know, the way educators frame sustainability concepts is critical. Framing influences recognized antecedents of pro-environmental behavior such as attitudes ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Language Fouls in Teaching Ecology: Why Traditional Metaphors Undermine Conservation Literacy

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • Utah State University (UT)

We believe that the language commonly used in teaching actually hinders the creation of conservation literacy. We examined four frequently used ecology and environmental studies textbooks and considered the ways ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Disrupting neoliberal discourse in critical sustainability education: a qualitative analysis of intentional language framing

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • University of Utah (UT)

While education for sustainability is a critical task that is gaining ground in a plethora of educational contexts, it is frequently rendered ineffective in the face of neoliberal practice and ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Sustainability at Central Oregon Community College

  • Central Oregon Community College (OR)

The paper of "Sustainable Development at Central Oregon Community College" was written to influence board members, faculty, and students who were enrolled or employed at the college to consider small ...


Executive Education Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) Executive Education Program allows professionals from all sectors to gain knowledge and tools to make sound decisions about business activities and policy ...

  • Posted Jan. 5, 2017
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Online Master of Science in Biomimicry

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The online Master of Science in Biomimicry at ASU Online is a first of its kind program focusing on an emerging discipline that seeks to apply life’s strategies to ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2016
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Urbanism and the Search for Sustainability

  • Natural Sustainability (MA)

With the majority of humans now living in urban centers, with both numbers and percentages trending up, the study of urbanism is an excellent format to consider what sustainability really ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Performance and Energy Use Tests

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

During fall 2015 and winter 2016, staff and students from the University of California , Riverside Office of Sustainability evaluated three energy efficient Ultra Low Temperature Freezers. This study tested the ...


UConn Reserach Gathers Critical Information Needed in Fight to Save Wildlife

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

An international group of top biologists led by UConn ecologist Mark Urban is calling for a coordinated effort to gather important species information that is urgently needed to improve predictions ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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Muhlenberg College Water Conservation Native Plants

  • Muhlenberg College (PA)

Muhlenberg College has a living learning experience for undergraduate students at the Treehouse. Here, students manage the permculture garden and community vegetable garden which includes a rainwater collection system. The ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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Tapping campus maple trees

  • Babson College (MA)

Students, faculty, and staff working together to tap campus maple trees to make maple syrup.


Learning our campus trees

  • Babson College (MA)

Ecology course studying trees on campus


Engaged Learning in Costa Rica course

  • Babson College (MA)

Faculty and students on sustainability course in Costa Rica


Parkerson Mill Creek restoration after one growing season

  • Auburn University (AL)

This is Parkerson Mill Creek one growing season after completion of the stream restoration project.


B.S. in Environmental Studies

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

The Environmental Studies Program at UNC Asheville prepares students for graduate studies or for employment in government, education, industry, consulting, and nonprofit organizations. The curriculum addresses environmental issues from an ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2016
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BS in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The major in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability provides a strong scientific foundation in ecosystem ecology integrated with a broad knowledge of the cultural, social, economic, and political issues that are ...

  • Posted Aug. 12, 2016
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Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography exists to promote a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in the education of future leaders in marine biodiversity and conservation ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

Climate change is in motion. If societies do not respond, their populations face water and food shortages and severe economic disruptions. Countless plant and animal species will be at risk ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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International MA Program in Environmental Studies at The Porter School, Tel Aviv University

  • Tel Aviv University

The Porter School’s M.A. Program in Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University provides students with an intensive multidisciplinary exploration of environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

The master of advanced studies (MAS) in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation is a unique program of study equipping its graduates with the knowledge they need to improve conservation of marine ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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Graduate Certificate in Environmental GIS and Biodiversity Conservation

  • George Mason University (VA)

As biodiversity is the life support system of our planet, it is important to prepare students for careers that require knowledge of both ecology and public policy. This certificate focuses ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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Emory University's Pollinator Protection Program

  • Emory University (GA)

Concerned about the plight of bees and other pollinators, essential for two-thirds of the food crops we eat every day, Emory University developed a comprehensive Pollinator Protection Commitment, which includes ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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The Water Hub at Emory University

  • Emory University (GA)

The WaterHub® is a decentralized, district-scale water reclamation and reuse system serving Emory University’s main campus in Atlanta, Georgia. As the first of its kind in the United States ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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UTRGV Campus Tree Care Report: Proposal for sustaining a healthy and vibrant campus community forest

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

The benefits the forest will provide are myriad. Large trees give us a sense of place and belonging by ensuring landmarks for the future, and add aesthetic beauty to the ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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From in-vessel campus composting to sustainable urban farming: connecting science with education and community service

  • Kean University (NJ)

Kean University runs a food scrap composting program with a custom-designed in-vessel composter capable of composting up to 1000 pounds of food scraps per day. It diverts food scraps from ...


UNT Community Garden

  • University of North Texas (TX)

University of North Texas' first on-campus community garden is in the final stages of planning, with construction begining this fall, in a vacant lot next to the Legends hall, just ...


American Chestnut Partnership

  • Unity College (ME)

Unity College has partnered with the Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation to help restore the iconic American Chestnut in Maine.


Leading by Collaboration: Institutional composting on a non-residential campus

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

JCCC's composting initiatives have changed operational practices and enriched campus culture in many ways. Those directly involved in our composting work are passionate about reducing food waste, handling it ...


Sustainable Science? Reducing the Carbon Impact of Scientific Mega-Meetings

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of North Texas (TX)

Scientists across the globe recognize the importance of reducing carbon emissions to combat climate change. At the same time, we have increased our carbon footprint through air travel to the ...


Responsible academia: optimizing conference locations to minimize greenhouse gas emissions

  • Florida International University (FL)

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to many scientists, including ecologists and conservation biologists, are often much greater than those attributable to average non-scientists (Fox et al. 2009, Synolakis and ...


Earth Day at California State University, East Bay!

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

The Zero Waste Team was out tabling this Earth Day along with the Solar Club, GIS, ASI, the Biology Department, Transportation and Parking Services, and other organizations on campus!

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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BS in Ethnobotany

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

The Bachelors of Science in Ethnobotany is one of a few undergraduate programs in the United States. Students can major or minor in the relationships between peoples and plants. The ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Human Dimensions of Environmental Change Graduate Certificate

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)

The Department of Human Ecology coordinates an interdisciplinary graduate certificate on human dimensions of environmental change. A collaboration among faculty from several graduate programs, the certificate program allows students to ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Environmental Biology Certificate

  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)

The Biology Department offers an Environmental Biology Certificate. The target audience for the Environmental Biology certificate is students majoring in Biology that are not eligible to have a minor in ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Environmental Biology Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)

The Biology Department offers a Environmental Biology Minor. The minor requires students to take at least 7 courses (23-26 credits) from 5 core areas: Environmental Science, 100 Level Biology Core ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Ecology and Justice Specialization, MA in in Practical Theology

  • Methodist Theological School in Ohio (OH)

The Ecology and Justice Specialization constructs a foundation in practical theology for engaging systems that support thriving of life for future generations. Students will be equipped to seek ways for ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Report on Catholic Ecology Courses in Catholic Seminaries in the United States, Canada, Rome, and the Holy Land

This report highlights courses on ecological themes offered at a number of Catholic seminaries in North America, Rome, and the Holy Land. 48 Catholic seminaries and theological schools in North ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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