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The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design – A Certified Living Building

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

In September 2015, the Georgia Tech Institute of Technology received a commitment for $30 million from The Kendeda Fund to building what the partners expected to become the most environmentally ...


Project Reach, Reclaim, Revive

  • Seneca College (ON)

Guided by academic advisors and business experts, student leaders of Enactus Canada create and implement community empowerment projects and business ventures in their communities. This experiential learning platform helps students ...


The Futility and Fatality of Incremental Action: Motivations and Barriers among Undergraduates for Environmental Action that Matters

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Monty Hempel was deeply engaged with the impact of sustainability education on student values and behavior. An important question that he posed was How can sustainability education provide a sound ...


The research-policy relationship in environmental and sustainability education

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Monash University (VIC)

Within the field of environmental and sustainability education (ESE), the interaction between ESE research and ESE policy has received limited attention. Beyond ESE, however, the research-policy relationship has become an ...


Ecological Restoration on BCIT Burnaby Campus

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The ecological restoration of Parking Lot O on the BCIT Burnaby campus is well under way. What was a gravel parking lot is being transformed into a landscaped natural area ...

  • Posted April 30, 2021
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How to run a sustainability science research group sustainably?

  • University of Kassel
  • University of Turku
  • University of Hohenheim

Rigorous sustainability science includes addressing pressing real-world problems, weaving multiple knowledge systems, and striving for transformative change. However, these key attributes of sustainability science often conflict with university structures and ...

  • Posted April 23, 2021
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Key competencies in sustainability in higher education—toward an agreed‑upon reference framework

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Bellevue College (WA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Vechta
  • University of Auckland
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • University of South Dakota (SD)
  • Universite Laval (QC)
  • Rovira i Virgili University
  • UNESCO

Hundreds of sustainability programs have emerged at universities and colleges around the world over the past 2 decades. A prime question for employers, students, educators, and program administrators is what ...

  • Posted April 23, 2021
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Energy Efficiency Improvement in K-12 Schools: A Case Study in Florida

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

K-12 schools are responsible for over 1.4% of the total annual energy consumption in the United States. In a collaboration between Florida Institute of Technology and Brevard Public Schools ...

  • Posted April 22, 2021
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‘Business as Usual’: Critical Management Studies and the Case of Environmental Sustainability Education

  • University of Queensland (QLD)
  • University of South Australia

The inclusion of sustainability and ethics teachings in management education for many seems a positive step forward for creating more environmentally just and ethically sound managers. However, the type of ...

  • Posted April 22, 2021
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Circular economy, sustainability and teacher training in a higher education institution

  • University of A Coruña (a Coruña)

Higher education institutions have a valuable dual role in disseminating the circular economy (CE) as a new sustainability paradigm. First, the university teaches students about this subject. Second, it prepares ...

  • Posted April 22, 2021
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Sustainable Literary Competence: Connecting Literature Education to Education for Sustainability

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Ecocritical scholarship has always had pedagogical ambitions. It is commonly assumed that education based on ecocritical readings of literature will change the attitudes and actions of pupils and students and ...

  • Posted April 21, 2021
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North Texas Food Policy Alliance

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

What are Food Policy Councils/Alliances? The first Food Policy Council started 30 years ago in the city of Knoxville. In the last decade Food Policy Councils (also called food ...

  • Posted April 21, 2021
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‘Challenge to the South’ Revisited: A Case Study Worldwide of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

  • Yorkville University (NB)

Three decades ago Julius Nyerere (1990) wrote Challenge to the South. In response to the legacy of colonialism, Nyerere challenged the nations of the Global South to advance their development ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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University teaching staff and sustainable development: an assessment of competences

  • University of Beira Interior
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • University of Southern Maine (ME)
  • University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
  • University of Aveiro
  • Universidade federal de Santa Maria
  • University of Belgrade
  • University of Malta (Northern Harbor District)
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Teaching about matters related to sustainable development requires not only a personal motivation from educators, but also a variety of competences. This paper reports on a multi-country study, which aimed ...


Competencies or capabilities in the Australian higher education landscape and its implications for the development and delivery of sustainability education

  • RMIT University

The question of how to embed transformative change through the implementation of sustainability principles in our education systems has become increasingly important as complex situations, like pandemics and climate change ...


From “education for sustainable development” to “education for the end of the world as we know it”

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In this article, we address the limitations of sustainable development as an orienting educational horizon of hope and change, given that mainstream development presumes the possibility of perpetual growth and ...


Exploring just sustainability across the disciplines at one university

  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (NY)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

We examined The University of Vermont’s new sustainability requirement for undergraduates through the lens of just sustainability. We found that sustainability courses are proposed in diverse disciplines. Regardless of ...


Worthy of debate: discursive coherence and agreement in the formation of the field of sustainability in higher education

  • Northwestern University (IL)

This article explores the development of shared understanding in the field of environmental sustainability in higher education—a field that began with social movement pressure surrounding contentious issues and evolved ...


Critical Sustainabilities: Negotiating Sustainability’s Discursive Maze in the Classroom

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

“Sustainability” features in numerous discourses, each of which frames the issue according to its particular worldview(s). Thus there is no singular sustainability conception, but multiple sustainabilities that compete with ...


Sustainability education in textile and apparel programs in higher education: A web-based content analysis

  • University of Delaware (DE)
  • Keimyung University

Sustainability is a composite view of diverse and interwoven themes related to human welfare, economic growth, and the natural environment. Inclusion of education for sustainable development is a crucial paradigmatic ...


Sustainable development education, practice, and research: an indigenous model of sustainable development at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI, USA

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

The College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute’s theoretical model (SDI model) conceptualizes sustainable development as the process of maintaining the balance and reconciling the inherent tensions among six ...

  • Posted Jan. 12, 2021
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Sustainability Minor

  • University of Rochester (NY)

The Sustainability minor is intentionally interdisciplinary and includes core classes from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The minor allows for three additional electives chosen from the sciences or social ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The new Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies is accessible for every possible undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, regardless of his or her college or major. There is a ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental and Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The majors (B.A.) in Environmental & Sustainability Studies integrate perspectives of the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Students work with a diverse group of faculty from ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Minor in Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program's minor builds on the unique definition of sustainability at UNCG, where "Academics, operations, and outreach are conducted with careful attention to the enduring ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainability and Environment (MS)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Focusing on the interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics, the customizable M.S. in Sustainability & Environment (MSS&E) is designed for professionals pursuing sustainability in any ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainability for Business Graduate Certificate

  • Weber State University (UT)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability for Business is designed for graduate students to explore and evaluate how business organizations can address sustainability issues to meet societal needs and create competitive ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Liberal Studies, Sustainability Studies & Environmental Stewardship Minor

  • Montana State University (MT)

The Sustainability Studies & Environmental Stewardship (SSES) Minor is designed to encourage undergraduate students from any discipline to explore the three pillars of sustainability (economic, environmental and social) beyond course ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainable Food Systems (MA)

  • Montana State University (MT)

This program offers many opportunities to engage in experiential learning through management of projects at MSU’s Towne’s Harvest Garden and in the surrounding communities. Students can tailor their ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Certificate in Sustainability

  • Slippery Rock University (PA)

This interdisciplinary certificate should benefit a diverse population of students who might not be introduced to such concepts through completion of their degree program. Students who obtain a Certificate in ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Minor

  • Clarkson University (NY)

This minor emphasizes that all engineering disciplines are necessary to develop and assess technologies to both increase the efficiency of our energy use and advance renewable and alternative energy sources ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World Minor

  • Clarkson University (NY)

A minor in sustainable solutions seeks to employ humanitarian principles to sustainable solutions that address the conflict that often occurs in the developing world between economic development and environmental justice ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainability Science and Practice (MS)

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Sustainability Science and Practice program is an interdisciplinary coterminal master's program hosted by the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. The goal of the program is to ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental Systems and Sustainability (BS)

  • Illinois State University (IL)

Under the Environmental Systems and Sustainability major, students will study complex environmental challenges, like pollution, climate change, and harmful waste. Students will also develop potential sustainable solutions that can make ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainable and Renewable Energy (BS)

  • Illinois State University (IL)

The Sustainable & Renewable Energy major addresses real-world social, economic, and technical sustainability issues. These issues are often encountered across a wide-range of careers.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Geography and Sustainability (BA, BS)

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Indiana State University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in geography and sustainability that prepares students for careers in areas such as ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainability Minor

  • Indiana State University (IN)

The Sustainability minor at Indiana State University not only encompasses a multidisciplinary perspective to solve problems from local to global scales, but also teaches the critical and systemic thinking skills ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental Sustainability (BA)

  • Earlham College (IN)

The Major in Environmental Sustainability prepares students for this through a collection of multi-disciplinary courses and a core Environmental Sustainability course sequence that helps students to frame and link those ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental Sustainability Minor

  • Earlham College (IN)

The Minor in Environmental Sustainability is open to students of any major who wish to study the environment from interdisciplinary perspectives. Environmental sustainability is an interdisciplinary field that integrates natural ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Integrated Pathway in Sustainability and Management

  • Earlham College (IN)

The Sustainability and Management Integrated Pathway seeks to provide students with: An understanding of environmental issues that will face future organizational leaders, an understanding of how business and governmental organizations ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Integrated Pathway in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Earlham College (IN)

The coursework and applied experiences in the Sustainable Agriculture Integrated Pathway engage students in different elements of food and agricultural systems, ranging from the soil to plants to production processes ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Sustainability (BA)

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The B.A. in Sustainability is an interdisciplinary degree program with the College of Arts and Sciences that examines interrelated environmental, political, economic, and social issues and problems facing our ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Renewable Materials Minor

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The Renewable Materials Minor is for students in business, engineering, forestry, or vocational education who wish to gain specific background and knowledge related to the forest products industry.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Natural Resources Conservation Minor

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The Natural Resources Conservation Minor involves core classes in environmental politics and natural resource conservation along with elective classes in natural resource management, regional planning, and communication skills.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Program for Sustainability Engineering (Concentration)

  • Calvin University (MI)

The Program for Sustainability Engineering (PSE) educates students and the community to understand and demonstrate commitments to sustainable approaches and addressing important problems of our contemporary world. The PSE oversees ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental and Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The major and minor in environmental and sustainability studies at Western Michigan University fosters environmental awareness and scientific literacy as well as offers careful interdisciplinary training of majors and minors ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Learning for Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The Certificate Program in Learning for Sustainability (LfS) is designed to develop competencies needed to wrestle with complex real-world problems and sustainability challenges. Students will be engaged in learning how ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Community Sustainability (MS)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The CSUS graduate program is designed for students interested in issues of community sustainability in either a domestic or international context. Broadly speaking, faculty, academic staff, and graduate students working ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Community Sustainability (PhD)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The CSUS graduate program is designed for students interested in issues of community sustainability in either a domestic or international context. Broadly speaking, faculty, academic staff, and graduate students working ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Forest Resources Management (BS)

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

Forest resources management is an integration of forest ecology and biology, forest measurements, forest policy and administration, and courses to predict and evaluate the effects of manipulation. Timber, water, soils ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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