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Climate Change and Health Certificate

  • Yale University (CT)

This 18-week, online program for public health professionals and other learners is designed to equip you with the knowledge and proven strategies needed to increase your community’s resilience to ...

  • Posted June 13, 2018
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Paperbark Literary Magazine

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Paperbark Literary Magazine is an interdisciplinary journal of creativity and sustainability publishing art, writing, photography, poetry, science journalism, interviews, and other creative content both in print and online at paperbarkmag ...


The Geology and Sociology of Consumption: Team-Teaching Sustainability in an Interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar

  • Cornell College (IA)

The complex consequences of current consumption practices, such as climate change and ecosystem degradation, necessitate increased interdisciplinary exploration. In order to raise student awareness of these consumption-related issues, we designed ...


Sustainability: Why the Language and Ethics of Sustainability Matter in the Geoscience Classroom

  • San Jose State University (CA)
  • University of Rochester (NY)

Because challenges to sustainability arise at the intersection of human and biophysical systems they are inescapably embedded in social contexts and involve multiple stakeholders with diverse and often conflicting needs ...


Sustainability, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Education of Future Teachers

  • Central Washington University (WA)
  • Columbia University (NY)

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize how human activities affect the Earth and how Earth processes impact humans, placing the concept of sustainability within the Earth and Space Sciences ...


How Does Adding an Emphasis on Socioscientific Issues Influence Student Attitudes about Science, Its Relevance, and Their Interpretations of Sustainability?

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

A general consensus exists among the leaders of both developed and developing nations that their citizens should be scientifically literate. Therefore, it is important for educational systems to provide students ...


Using Technology to Motivate and Quantify Behavior Change: My Cardinal Green

  • Stanford University (CA)

In today’s increasingly technological and personalized world, sustainability professionals must provide opportunities to engage their community in a way that is relevant for them, while also quantifying the impacts ...


Designing a Proxy Carbon Price Strategy for Smith College

  • Smith College (MA)

This thesis to Design a Proxy Carbon Price Strategy for Smith College was written to internalize the social cost of carbon emissions into financial decision-making. A proxy carbon price is ...


The Meat of the Matter: Behavioral Science Nudges for a More Sustainable Diet

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Current levels of global population growth and meat consumption are putting unprecedented demand on agriculture and natural resources. From a sustainability standpoint, the environmental impacts of excess meat consumption, coupled ...


The Efficacy of Third-Party Certifications and Memberships: Bridge to Institutional Sustainability at Colleges and Universities

  • Messiah College (PA)

This study researches the effects of third-party certifications and memberships on decision-making pertaining to environmental practices at higher education institutions (HEIs). A survey containing up to 22 questions was sent ...


Michigan Tech Sustainability Demonstration House

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

The goal of Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) project is to retrofit the former University President’s residence, built in 1953, titled the Kettle-Gundlach Building into a sustainability demonstration house. The ...


Climate Change and the Canadian Higher Education System: An Institutional Policy Analysis

  • University of Rochester (NY)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Climate change is a pressing concern. Higher education can address the challenge, but systematic analyses of climate change in education policy are sparse. This paper addresses this gap in the ...


The Sustainability Research Institute School of Earth and Environment

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)

"The Sustainability Research Institute is home to a team of over 30 academic staff, 25 research staff and 45 research students conducting inter-disciplinary research on the different dimensions of sustainability ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Permaculture and Community at WCSU

  • Western Connecticut State University (CT)

The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies is a unique partnership between Western Connecticut State University and The Jane Goodall Institute, a private non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife ...


Geodesign MPS

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The World Campus Masters in Professional Studies in Geodesign program is offered in partnership with Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture and in cooperation with Penn State's ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geography & Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The B. S. in Geography and Environmental Sciences explores human-environment relationships, and equips students to meet challenges brought about by such relationships.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Rural & Environmental Sociology (PhD)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Rural sociology examines social structure and social change in rural areas, as well as issues such as food and agriculture, forestry, mining and energy development. Researchers in this program examine ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Water Resource Economics (BS)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

A degree in Environmental Water Resource and Economics (EWRE) prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Science & Management (PhD)

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The Economics and Environmental Science (EES) emphasis at UCSB instills the ability to use economic tools in developing environmental approaches and policies. The program’s goal is to develop environmental ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Politics & Policy concentration in Political Science (MA/PhD)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Department’s Environmental Politics and Policy concentration is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills to analyze the connections between politics and the natural world and pursue ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Economics & Policy Minor

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The minor will provide interested students with an overview of key concepts and methods used by economists to analyze problems associated with human use and misuse of natural resources and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Population, Development & Sustainability, Geography Major

  • University of Utah (UT)

This emphasis focuses on sustainable population growth and urban systems. Students can choose electives that allow them to specialize in either Urban or Sustainable Development areas.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environment & Sustainability Focus Area in Economic & Social Development of Regions (MA)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

This focus area introduces students to some of the most significant issues arising from the connections of economic activity and economic development to the quality and sustainability of the environment ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geography (MS)

  • McGill University (QC)

Geography is the study of physical environments and human habitats. It deals with people and places. It covers issues such as global warming and climate change, food and water resources ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geographic Information Science (MS)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The Masters of Science in Geographical Information Science (GISci) program prepares graduate students for advanced careers in a wide range of geospatial information research and applications. Geographic information science encompasses ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geography (BA)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The undergraduate major core courses introduce foundational concepts in physical and human geography, as well as geographic techniques. An upper division distribution requirement gives students more focused work in physical ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Resource Management & Environmental Planning Concentration in Geography (MA)

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The most common areas of specialization within the Master of Arts in Geography is the Concentration in Resource Management and Environmental Planning, which affords opportunities for work in affiliated disciplines ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geography, Urban & Environmental Studies (MS)

  • Concordia University (IL)

The MSc in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies provides students with the theoretical foundation and analytical tools they need to better understand human interventions in the environment.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environment & Community (MA)

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

A two-year, interdisciplinary master’s program. Focuses on the relationship between people and the environment and finds socially just solutions to environmental problems.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Concentration, Economic Development Major

  • Messiah College (PA)

The sustainability concentration in the economic development major prepares students to work in professional capacities focusing on sustainable economic development and community growth. Coursework pays special attention to community development ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Climate Change & Landscape Dynamics Emphasis, Geography (BA/BS)

  • University of Utah (UT)

This emphasis focuses on the Earth system, its processes, and the impacts of these processes on the environment. Students can choose electives that allow them to specialize in one or ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Ecological Economics Graduate Certificate

  • University of Vermont (VT)

As a synthesis between different fields of study, this certificate is an ideal complement to any educational training or professional experience. In fifteen credits students gain a solid foundation in ...

  • 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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Environmental Social Sciences (PhD)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The PhD program in environmental social science is one of the few doctoral degree programs in the U. S. that draws on the premise that reducing human impacts and developing ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Kanawayihetaytan Asky Certificate Program

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The Kanawayihetaytan Askiy, formerly the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management program, is a uniquely designed certificate program that is focused on providing a broad range of topic areas specific to the ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Geography (BS)

  • Universite de Montreal (QC)

The bachelor's degree in environmental geography is at the junction of natural and social sciences. It offers excellent basic training in human and physical geography, focusing on the theme ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Risk & Community Resilience (Interdisciplinary MS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

This degree program examines different aspects of social-ecological relations, challenging us to think about how peoples, locally and globally, see and respond to changes in their environment including those associated ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability and Civic Engagement: A Communications Engagement and Education Plan

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

Across the United States primarily on a town or city basis, the increasing public awareness and understanding of the detrimental impact of human activity on the environment is fostering the ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Campus Alternative Food Projects and Food Service Realities: Alternative Strategies

  • Emory University (GA)

As United States colleges and universities have developed campus projects to contribute to alternative food networks, strategies have matured from event-based, on-ramp activities to purchasing commitments, statistical tracking, and new ...

  • Posted Feb. 12, 2018
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Are geography students good “environmental citizens?” A comparison between year of study and over time

  • Keele University

Are geography students good “environmental citizens?” Has this improved over time with increasing emphasis on sustainability within higher education? This paper compares environmental attitudes and behaviours of geography students at ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2017
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Restorative Counter-Spacing for Academic Sustainability

  • Robert Gordon University

By combining pertinent theories from environmental psychology and human geography, this article proposes a socio-spatial framework of principles, which could be used by academic actors, to reflexively embody and critically ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 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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Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research

In this handbook social science researchers who focus on sustainability present and discuss their findings, including empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, and applied projects. As such, the ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2017
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Professional Science: Environmental Geographic Information Science

  • Unity College (ME)

Often, environmental scientists can analyze and interpret environmental data while GIS scientists can manage and manipulate data. Unity College’s 100% online GIS degree, the Master’s in Professional Science ...

  • Posted Aug. 2, 2017
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An interdisciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability education: developing geography students’ understandings of sustainable development using poetry

  • Anglia Ruskin University

Education for sustainable development (ESD) persists as an important concept within international policy and yet, despite considerable debate, there remains a lack of consensus as to a pedagogy for ESD ...


The World Climate Simulation

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The importance of sustainability will only grow during our students’ lifetimes, as will the need for sustainability-literate citizens and professionals of all types. We have developed an interactive and engaging ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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Master of Arts in Food Studies

  • Chatham University (PA)

Chatham University's Master of Arts in Food Studies is a part of their Falk School of Sustainability & Environment. The interdisciplinary program trains students to understand and analyze holistic ...

  • Posted May 15, 2017
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Center for Integrative Conservation Research

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

Established in 2007 after several years of planning and funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the CICR seeks to bring together conservation experts from across disciplines ...

  • Posted May 15, 2017
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Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Agricultural Economics

  • McGill University (QC)

This program provides students with applied economic concepts and tools to identify, define, and analyze economic problems affecting the performance of the agri-food sector and the environment. The ideal prior ...

  • Posted May 15, 2017
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The Drivers Behind Edible Food Recovery Programs at Institutions of Higher Education

  • Messiah College (PA)

Food waste is a multi-faceted issue that affects societies on a social, economic, and environmental level. In 2014, more than 38 million tons of food were thrown away in the ...