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Climate Change Discussion Activity

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This

activity takes students or other campus participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group discussion ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Food, Ethics and Sustainability Discussion Activity

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education.

This activity takes participants through a process of exploring sustainability

through small group discussion and personal reflection designed ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Environment and Sustainability

The Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Environment and Sustainability has been developed by the environment and sustainability higher education community. This statement describes the minimum or threshold learning ...

  • Posted April 7, 2016
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Transdisciplinary research in sustainability science: practice, principles, and challenges

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Stellenbosch University (Western Cape)
  • Maastricht University
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Arizona State University (AZ)

There is emerging agreement that sustainability challenges require new ways of knowledge production and decision-making. One key aspect of sustainability science, therefore, is the involvement of actors from outside academia ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Science in Curriculum and the Campus Decision-making Plan

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

Sustainability science requires the use of systems thinking skills and problem driven analysis to address the need for broad, holistic responses to persistent societal problems. This presentation will 1) describe ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Institute for Green and Sustainable Science: An EPA model program in cross-disciplinary sustainability education

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • Marian University (IN)

The Institute for Green and Sustainable Science (IGSS) is a research, education, and outreach center engaging in the study of sustainability issues, particularly in ecology, green chemistry, and energy science ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Studies: Not Your Traditional Major or Minor

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Sustainability Studies does not fit well as a traditional academic major. While sustainability studies requires a unique set of skills, experiences, values and perspectives, it will not have the desired ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging K-12 educators in Sustainability Science: Case study on urban sustainability systems at Arizona State University

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Universities often include education & outreach as part of their broader impacts. However, research endeavors of faculty are typically presented through one-way forms of dissemination (i.e., presentations, articles, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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MinuteEarth: Sustainability Science Education through Online Videos

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

We propose to discuss the diversity of approaches to sustainability science education. As one example, we will share some of our MinuteEarth videos (https://www.youtube.com/minuteearth) with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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An Innovative Approach to Training the Next Generation of Interdisciplinary Professionals in Environment and Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Field Skills in Environment and Sustainability is a mandatory course in the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program at the University of Saskatchewan. The main goals for this interdisciplinary field ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Evolution of Sustainability Education: triumphs and tribulations of creating a sustainable online sustainability program

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

Online learning is an untapped resource to transform sustainability education. The Babson Survey Research Group (2015) reports that over 70% of academic institutions consider online learning a critical component of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Chocolate-Chip Cookie: a module to introduce college students to true-cost accounting, energy flow, and life-cycle analysis

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

This presentation shares a scalable module that helps students in introductory courses understand essential concepts in sustainability and helps them appreciate the complexities of measuring true cost and life cycle ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Research, Learning, and Community: A Curriculum Model for Sustainability Science in Higher Education

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Are you interested in developing an interdisciplinary course with a research component around an important sustainability issue (i.e. water, energy, food security)? This session provides a working model that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovations and lessons learned in distributed graduate education on sustainability science: a replicable teaching model

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

We present innovations and lessons learned from teaching a distributed graduate seminar on sustainability science across multiple institutions in Latin America and the US. Sustainability science is a problem-driven science ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Surveying the Landscape of Sustainability Studies Programs

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

As the educational landscape of sustainability continues to emerge and transform, this presentation offers a significantly refined and expanded survey of Sustainability Studies and other similar programs in the United ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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An Academic Foundation for Sustainability Studies

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

The elements of the academic mission of teaching, research, and service of every established discipline within the academy rests and is developed upon the basis of shared paradigmatic or multi-paradigmatic ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Co-Creating Education for the Future: Constructing Highly Effective Programs in Sustainability Studies

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • Littleglobe (NM)

Institutions of higher education are transforming their curriculum to better equip students for the complex challenges of the 21st Century and beyond. In this concurrent session workshop, faculty, students, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Studying Sustainability Studies: A Comparative Analysis of 42 U.S. Degree Programs

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

What does a degree in Sustainability Studies look like? Institutions of higher education are in the process of transforming their academic offerings to better equip students for the complex challenges ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Assembling a canon for graduate curriculum in sustainability science

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Sustainability is vast in the intellectual domains it covers. While such breadth engenders its appeal to diverse interests, this same universality confounds operationalizing sustainability into a graduate curriculum. In this ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Reviving the Agora: Exploring Diverse Foodways through a Campus Farmers’ Market

  • York University (ON)

Creating a sustainable food system and increasing healthy food access at York University’s Keele Campus is a campus community priority. In the last two years, Food Services launched a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Framework for Systematic Learning for Sustainability Science

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The urgency of global problems including growing income inequality, climate change, threats to water security, loss of species and the intensification of urbanization suggest that the aspirations for sustainable development ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Sustainability Sciences into a Social Science Discipline: An Exploration in the Fiber, Textile & Clothing Field

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Climate change is a multifaceted global issue that is transforming Earth’s surface and atmosphere in response to human influences. The $2 trillion fiber, textile, and clothing (FTC) industry contributes ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Science as Business Restart

  • Unity College (ME)

This paper and presentation explore President Stephen Mulkey's vision for organizational resilience under the banner of sustainability science. Unity College in Maine is engaged in a "business restart" that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a B.S. in Sustainability Science Program

  • Kean University (NJ)

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, the New York Times, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education have all suggested that sustainability is a major of increasing interest among ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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An Interdisciplinary Sustainability Coordinator Associate of Applied Science at Lane Community College

  • Lane Community College (OR)

The Sustainability Coordinator Associate of Applied Science is an interdisciplinary degree developed through a collaborative process. It is the first program of its kind in the nation. Unlike other, discipline-specific ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mission-Driven Sustainability Studies for the Small College

  • La Roche College (PA)

La Roche College, a small, private, Catholic institution in the north hills of Pittsburgh, has recently undertaken steps to enhance the sustainability of its physical operations: the newly created "La ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Sustainability Studies Minor at Roger Williams University

  • Roger Williams University (RI)

Since the Fall of 2010, Roger Williams University in Bristol RI, has offered a Sustainability Studies Minor. The minor consists of three required newly-created classes for the minor and three ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Education at the Edge: A cohort model for doctoral study

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The challenge for the field of Sustainability Education is how to develop and support "agents of change" who can profoundly impact and transform our educational systems and communities to produce ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Multidisciplinary Model for an Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

This article provides the theoretical rationale of the multidisciplinary framework for curricula in a new sustainability minor at the University of Arkansas. Sustainability is by its very nature multidisciplinary, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a B.S. in Sustainability Science: Lessons Learned

  • Kean University (NJ)

In less than 12 months, a B.S. in Sustainability Science degree proposal moved from conception to state approval at Kean University (NJ). It is the only degree of its ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How to Sell a Sustainability Major: Career Targeting and Reverse-Engineering

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

In 2008, Philadelphia University became one of the first universities in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree program in Environmental Sustainability. Thanks to our diverse mix of professionally-oriented majors ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Making SENS at the University of Saskatchewan: Innovation, Collaboration, and Transformation

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan emerged in 2007-2008 from the university integrated planning process, which considered the coordination of academic priorities with financial ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Studies: an Entrepreneurial Approach

  • University of Vermont (VT)

With budgets tight and competition stiff for new initiatives, it is challenging to move Sustainability Studies forward as a curriculum option. At University of Vermont, we are working on several ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building A MASS Movement: the Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies at Ramapo College of NJ

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

As Sustainability moves from a meandering stream to a roaring movement, it is important that we develop graduate programs that push development of the field and prepare leaders to implement ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Science at a Land Grant Institution: Linking Community Visioning and Scientific Analysis

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The need for academic researchers to have meaningful co-learning experiences with leaders in the broader community has been highlighted in much of the literature on sustainability. Scientists and community leaders ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Triple Bottom Line Reporting

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

Triple Bottom Line Reporting focuses on transparent disclosure of the organization’s triple bottom line: economic, environmental and social aspects, also known as the three pillars of sustainability. While not ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Imagined Landscapes: Visions of Sustainability

  • University of Utah (UT)

Sustainability is often characterized, graphically, as three overlapping ellipses, typically labeled “People”, “Planet”, and “Profit”. If we think of these ellipses as individual lenses though which to view the world ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 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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Introduction to Sustainability (ACR 187 - Michigan State University)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Integration of balance among social equity, ecological integrity, economic vitality, civic engagement, aesthetic understanding, critical thinking, systems thinking, personal development, and competency-based learning. Portfolio assessment. ACR 187 is an introductory ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Brooke Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems enhances Georgia Tech’s research, education, and service missions, and campus operations through leadership, communications, development, and decision making inspired and defined by ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Building Research

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Center for Sustainable Building Research's mission is to lead and support—through research, outreach, and education—the transformation of the regional built environment to provide for the ecological ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives utilize the brightest minds in sustainability science to develop solutions to real-world problems throughout the globe. A program administered by Arizona State University's Global ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

  • Seattle University (WA)

Housed in the Bullitt Center, the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) will inspire and prepare a generation of leaders to meet the unprecedented ethical challenge facing humankind in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Social Innovation

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Center for Social Innovation's mission is to bring social and environmental change to the world. Through research, education, and experiential learning, the Center strengthens the capacity of individuals ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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The Earth Institute

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Development

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

The Center for Sustainable Development supports and inspires research, education, and applied projects in sustainable development by the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Many of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Suburban Development

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

Established in 2003, CSSD conducts and disseminates research on issues of suburban growth and the impact of this growth on social, environmental, and transport systems.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainability Education

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) creates, enhances and connects opportunities for learning about sustainability in and out of the classroom. Working with a variety of partners, CSE supports activities ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Rachel Carson’s work is the inspiration for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. Her contribution to human understanding of the environment is unparalleled. Silent Spring has been called ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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