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Art as the Catalyst for Critical Sustainability Conversations

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University at Albany is proud to submit an application that illustrates our use of art as the catalyst for critical sustainability conversations. This was accomplished via two main projects ...


Johnson County Community College Student Sustainability Committee

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

As a broadly effective, innovative, engaging, and replicable project, Johnson County Community College’s Student Sustainability Committee [the SSC, the Committee] is a compelling and powerful tool for developing student ...


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 ...


Teaching with trash: archaeological insights on university waste management

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The archaeological study of modern trash on an American university campus can yield valuable insight into how both human and environmental processes contribute to the accumulation and distribution of litter ...


Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Climate change is an enormous and increasingly urgent issue. This important book highlights how humanities disciplines can mobilize the creative and critical power of students, teachers, and communities to confront ...

  • Posted Oct. 20, 2016
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Cultivating an Academy We Can Live With: The Humanities and Education for Sustainability

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Many facets of the university system in North America are fundamentally unsustainable, developing and perpetuating knowledge practices that not only do not sustain the biospheric conditions in which our species ...


Composition and Sustainability: Teaching for a Threatened Generation

  • St. John's University, New York (NY)

While sustainability - meeting today’s needs without jeopardizing the interests of future generations - has become a dominating force in a range of disciplines, it has yet to play a substantive ...

  • Posted July 13, 2016
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The Greening of the Language Arts: Considering Sustainability Outside of the Science Classroom

  • Western Washington University (WA)

If the concept of sustainability is studied at all in middle or high school, chances are that study is taking place in the science classroom. After all, the topic of ...

  • Posted July 13, 2016
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Sustainability Pedagogies for the Business Language Classroom

  • George Washington University (DC)

Heightened urgency about the question of the earth’s survival has generated increased attention to how to teach sustainability across the curriculum. The business language course, positioned at the nexus ...

  • Posted July 13, 2016
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Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The Reilly Center explores conceptual, ethical, and policy issues where science and technology intersect with society from different disciplinary perspectives. Its purpose is to promote the advancement of science and ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Minor in Environmental Policy and Culture

  • Northwestern University (IL)

EPC is an interdisciplinary minor focusing on the study of the relationship between people and their natural surroundings. The program is based in the social sciences and humanities and is ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Social Justice Minor

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The minor in Social Justice (SJ) is for undergraduate students who are interested in incorporating an in-depth awareness of social issues into their fields of study and careers. Humanities and ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Graduate specialization in Religion & Nature

  • University of Florida (FL)

This graduate specialization is the first in the U.S. to focus on the ways that religion shapes environmental attitudes and practices in cultures throughout the world. We cannot address ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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BA in Environmental Humanities

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

The Environmental Humanities major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, draws together a range of disciplines to explore human understanding and interpretation of nature. The curriculum integrates disciplines from ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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MA/MS in Environmental Humanities

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Environmental Humanities Graduate Program aims to produce an interdisciplinary, intellectual, and creative space in which we are prepared: to reflect on what it means to be "human" in a ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities

  • University of Exeter (Devon)

The Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities (CEAH) is an independent, interdisciplinary initiative which brings together researchers who share an interest in the relationship between the environment and the human ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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MA in Environmental Arts and Humanities

  • Oregon State University (OR)

This degree program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in the arts/humanities or the environmental/natural resource sciences and a deep interest in broadening their education to include ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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Voluntary Simplicity and Consumerism Discussion Activity

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This discussion activity takes participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group discussion and personal reflection ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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Concentration in Sustainability, Master of Divinity

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

The Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the School of Divinity provide students with exposure to sustainability issues through the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. The certificate ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Social Justice Organizing Program

  • Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (PA)

The Social Justice Organizing (SJO) program at RRC trains rabbis to be Jewish leaders in bringing about a socially just, environmentally sustainable and spiritually fulfilling society. It is the first ...

  • Posted April 12, 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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Christian Earthkeeping Concentration

  • George Fox University (OR)

Christian Earthkeeping is the Church’s response to the ecological crisis and to God’s command to “keep” the Earth (Genesis 2:15). This concentration aims to form evangelical leaders ...

  • 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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Report on Faith and Ecology Courses in North American Seminaries

This report details over 170 faith and ecology courses offered at about 60 theological schools and seminaries. It also highlights twenty-five seminaries in North America that excel in offering courses ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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MA concentration in Religion and Ecology

  • Drew University (NJ)

The Master of Arts program is a two-year master's degree designed for students who wish to acquire a foundation in theological and religious studies as preparation for further studies ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Master of Arts with Concentration in Religion and the Environment

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program of the School of Theology is designed as a general academic degree for people who wish to begin advanced study of theological disciplines ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Center for Religion and Environment

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

The Center for Religion and Environment’s threefold mission is to help students and the broader community integrate religious belief with care for the environment, to prepare students across the ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Religion and Environment Minor

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

The ways we interact with the natural world reflect the deep-seated values of the society to which we belong and the experiences of nature we have as individuals. Religion, and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Environmental Arts and Humanities Major

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

An interdisciplinary major that explores humanity’s evolving relation to the environment with the benefit of diverse perspectives offered by history, literature, art, philosophy, and religion.

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Integrating Environmental Issues Into Social Sciences, Business, And Humanities Courses Using Ecological Worldview Principles

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Environmental problems are actually human behavior problems. Social sciences and humanities are important contributors for addressing environmental sustainability as they investigate and explain human behavior. Yet for faculty, integrating sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Teaching Sustainability as a Philosophical Concept

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

We address teaching sustainability primarily as a philosophical rather than scientific idea. We propose to relate our experience as part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty leading a course titled ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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George Washington Carver, A Role Model for Sustainability

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

Through a brief presentation and a clip from a recent documentary, learn about George Washington Carver, arguably one of the premier forefathers of the sustainability movement in the United States ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovative Pedagogies: Linking Learning to Communities

  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • Rice University (TX)
  • Utah Valley University (UT)
  • Wells College (NY)
  • Willamette University (OR)

This discussion will involve participants in thinking critically about how infusing sustainability into humanities and social science curricula can create innovative pedagogical strategies that connect students with their campus and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Philosophy, Blisters, Sustainability: Deep Thinking and Dirty Hands

  • Wright State University (OH)

The typical recruiter doesn’t use a line like, roll up your sleeves, come work on our campus to entice students to select their school but with an increased emphasis ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Earlham College (IN)
  • Luther College (IA)
  • Rice University (TX)
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
  • Wells College (NY)
  • Willamette University (OR)

The purpose of this session is to provide an informal discussion forum for faculty teaching in the humanities and sciences who are engaged in integrating sustainability into their courses. Each ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Behavior Change for Energy Efficiency: A Literature Review

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The first Earth Day in 1970 spurred a heightened interest in environment-focused behavior change research among social scientists. Psychologists, in particular, enthusiastically rose to the challenge. Multiple review papers have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Identifying Environmental Literature that Provides the Philosophical Basis of Recycling

  • Brigham Young University (UT)

A keen observer of how ordinary events illuminate sustainable behavior Aldo Leopold wrote “I have read many definitions of what is a conservationist and written not a few myself, but ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using History to Build the Sustainable Campus of the Future: Three Case Studies on the Waterways of Wisconsin

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Creating a campus-wide commitment to sustainability begins with cultivating a sense of place. As campus communities learn to value their places, their landscapes, and neighborhoods, they build dedication to preservation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Philosophy, Poetry, Sustainability: It’s all about Inspiring Deep Thinking

  • Wright State University (OH)

Come to our campus, learn about our school, interact with other students, tour our facilities, meet our faculty – You’ll want to invest 4 or 5 years with us! Sound ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Leonardo da Vinci to Higher Education: Lead us on a Healthy, Just and Sustainable Path Now

  • Portland State University (OR)

Humanity is at crossroads without historical precedent. Because of the extraordinary and exponential growth of population and the expansive dynamic of industrial capitalism, humans have become pervasive and dominant forces ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Combining Environmental Literature and Science Across the Campus Landscape

  • George Williams College of Aurora University (WI)

Recently, much interest has been paid to the importance of interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches in environmental studies, as viewing the environment from both a scientific and a philosophical perspective can accommodate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Learning Outcomes for Teaching Sustainability in the Humanities

  • Luther College (IA)

This paper explores the question of what we expect students to know and be able to do as the result of successful education for sustainability. I start by defending the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Semester Immersion in Climate Change Science, Ecological History and Human Dimensions

  • Dickinson College (PA)

We are team teaching an interdisciplinary program in fall 2011 in which a dozen students and three faculty members will immerse themselves in explorations of the science, human and ecological ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability and the Humanities: Links to the Global Campus

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Bridgewater State University (MA)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • Willamette University (OR)

This panel will focus on the fertility of exchange between sustainability and traditional disciplines in the humanities and on how cross-pollination between the two creates unique educational experiences in higher ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Doing Local Environmental History: Developing a Sense of Place and Ecological Citizenship

  • Fashion Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

Since the fall of 2005 a special partnership has been nurtured between the History of American Environmental Thought course and The History Center in Tompkins County (NY). Working in teams ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mapping the Landscapes of History: the Elwha River as curriculum

  • Peninsula College (WA)

The largest dam removal/river restoration project ever attempted is slated for the Elwha River in rural Washington state. A 1992 Act of Congress guaranteed the removal, following the efforts ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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SEE and Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Cooperation Among the Natural Sciences, Humanities and the Social Sciences

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The University of Dayton, a Catholic Marianist institution, is currently developing an interdisciplinary program, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE). SEE is not a new major in environmental studies, but ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Humanity & Nature Studies (BA)

  • Northland College (WI)

This major mixes the liberal arts with the environmental crunchiness that so many students want. With humanity and nature studies, students can craft a major from a menu of courses ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Design, Environment, & the Arts

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The program is at the cutting edge of creating new knowledge in design, environment, and the arts. Broad in scope, the program involves multidisciplinary research interests at both micro- and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Joint Degree in Divinity & Environmental Sciences

  • Yale University (CT)

The joint degree is aimed at students who wish to integrate the study of environmental issues and religious communities in their professional careers and for those who wish to study ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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