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Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning

  • University of Tasmania

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills required by contemporary protected area planners. This course covers planning practice in government, private and community-based protected areas.

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Environmental Studies: Sustainability and Community BA

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

These degrees provide a broad-based and rigorous background in interdisciplinary approaches to understanding environmental and sustainability processes. The environmental studies degree allows students to focus on an environmental issue, rather ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Building Science and Energy Management BS

  • Western Technical College (WI)

Building Science and Energy Management examines the built environment and how it relates to energy using the latest research, tools, and technology available. Students gain hands-on experience working with community ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Minor in Sustainable Cities

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The School of City and Regional Planning offers a minor in Sustainable Cities that emphasizes both sustainability and community engagement. It provides students with a deep learning experience that integrates ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Root: Centering Social Identity and Environmental Justice in First-Year Orientation

  • Williams College (MA)

Root is one of 6 topical opt-in first-year orientation programs, called EphVentures, offered by Williams College. It runs for four days at the beginning of new student orientation and introduces ...


Community-responsive scholar-activist research: conceptualizing capacity building and sustainability in a Northern California community-university partnership

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)

We critically examine the ongoing development of a collaborative, responsive, activist research process between academics and farmworkers. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with community-based researchers and scholar-activists, we assess our team ...


Sustainability in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs: Authentic engagement through a community-based approach

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)
  • University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

Higher education Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs currently offer the theoretical knowledge and industry-related competences that seek to prepare STEM graduates to be leaders to meet 21st century ...


A Qualitative Assessment of Community Learning Initiatives for Environmental Awareness and Behaviour Change: Applying UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Framework

  • Bournemouth University (Dorset)
  • The Open University of Japan

This study uses qualitative research methods of text mining to elucidate the potential and prospects for community-based learning opportunities for raising environmental awareness and bringing about healthy behaviour change among ...


(Un)Subjugating Indigenous Knowledge for Sustainable Development

  • Rowan University (NJ)
  • Nottingham Trent University

The relationship between development and higher education has evolved to become co-generative. The most recent incarnation of development goals, the sustainable development goals (SDG) call for a more intentional integration ...


Planning to overcome perceived barriers: environmental and sustainability education, inclusion, and accessibility

  • Université de Saint-Boniface (MB)

Integrating environmental and sustainability education (ESE) approaches into faculty of education classrooms that are inclusive of learners with a broad range of diverse needs can seem daunting. Our purpose is ...


Investigating critical community engaged pedagogies for transformative environmental justice education

  • University of Utah (UT)

Effective environmental justice education poses unique challenges to both educators and students. For students, this pursuit is cognitively challenging at best and emotionally paralyzing at worst. It requires deconstruction of ...


The role of community-based learning in teaching about industrial ecology and sustainability in the context of engineering education: A case study from the field

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Industrial ecology and sustainability education have evolved over time, as this relatively new discipline has emerged and has been refined. Courses engaging with these topics are often found in engineering ...


When Green Funds Collaborate with Community-Based Learning Courses: Lessons from the Field

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Community-based learning (CBL) courses engage students in an applied learning process in direct service of a campus community. Green funds offer money for student-initiated projects that improve the sustainability of ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Another Just Transition: Community-Engaged Research and Learning for Environmental Justice

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

To contribute to a just transition to a regenerative economy and an equitable society, academia can accelerate its own shift toward conducting more community-engaged research (CER) for environmental justice (EJ ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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L'Anse Community Solar Project

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

L'Anse Community Solar Project - A team of engineering researchers and students from Michigan Technological University worked with local and state partners to bring solar to the Community of L ...


Sterling College EcoGather

  • Sterling College (VT) (VT)

Place-Based, Community-Focused Education - Sterling College is in the process of developing EcoGather, a higher education platform designed to advance ecological thinking and action as a foundation for building regenerative communities ...


Working with Vulnerable Communities on Climate Action through Nonformal Higher Education and Peacebuilding

  • Salisbury University (MD)
  • University of Cambridge
  • M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence (NY)

Nonformal higher education provides an avenue to bypass the rigidity of hierarchical structures and prescribed norms within formal education, which offers opportunities to assist marginalized communities with climate action through ...

  • Posted July 7, 2021
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Sustainability Education for the Future? Challenges and Implications for Education and Pedagogy in the 21st Century

  • The American College of Greece (Aghia Paraskevi)

The crises societies face today contribute to a rather challenging life setting that demands in-depth reflection, daring new thinking, and change urgently. Transformative education for a sustainable future is needed ...


Community-based climate action planning as an act of advocacy: a case study of liberal arts education in a rural community

  • Colgate University (NY)

The current lack of comprehensive federal climate policy highlights the critical need for effective subnational climate policy and programs. We describe our efforts to create and cultivate a community-based multi-stakeholder ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Implementing social projects with undergraduate students: an analysis of essential characteristics

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)
  • University of Campinas
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense

This study aims to analyse the essential characteristics for the success of social projects developed with undergraduate students of higher education institutions (HEIs).

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Community needs and interests in university–community partnerships for sustainable development

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

This paper aims to examine the broad concept of university–community partnerships as it applies to creating sustainability initiatives. The benefits of university–community partnerships are increasingly recognized, and this ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Swarthmore President's Sustainability Research Fellowship - Increasing Opportunities for Involvement with the Office of Sustainability

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Purpose: To increase engagement with sustainability on campus by thinking about ways to improve existing internships, imagining new ways for students and student groups to get involved, and utilizing our ...


Building Trust and Community: The Transformative Experience of the Green Revolving Fund at Agnes Scott College

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • City of Decatur (GA)

Agnes Scott College initiated the college’s Green Revolving Fund (GRF) in 2011 as a practical solution to a common challenge shared by colleges and universities that have committed to ...


Transgressing Boundaries between Community Learning and Higher Education: Levers and Barriers

  • Wageningen University
  • Corporación Nuh Jay
  • Aldeafeliz ecoaldea (Cundinamarca)
  • Alianzas para la Abundancia
  • Fundación Mentes en Transición

In times of global systemic dysfunction, there is an increasing need to bridge higher education with community-based learning environments so as to generate locally relevant responses towards sustainability challenges. This ...


The Workability of Dominican University of California (DUoC) Transitioning to a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program Energy Supply

  • University of San Francisco (CA)

For almost 10 years Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), or community based energy programs, have been developing and or providing clean energy resources to both commercial and residential customers in various ...

  • Posted March 6, 2020
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"Living Labs" that Integrate Sustainability Education, Community Engagement & Workforce Development

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

A growing number of sustainability-related internships, practicum and fellowship opportunities are available, and increasingly, such programs are also working explicitly to integrate with community sustainability efforts, becoming network hubs and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Catalyzing Careers in Sustainability: Benefits of Community Engaged Course Design

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

As Nathan Hensley of Bowling Green State University described in the March 24, 2017 issue of The Journal of Sustainability Education, sustainability education should be based on 'transformative, experiential, and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Assessing Air Quality through a Sustainable Educational Model

  • San Diego State University (CA)

The purpose of this paper is to describe the application of a sustainable learning framework through a community-based project in the Southern California region. The Sage Project is a partnership ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Using Community‐Based Learning to Teach Environmental Sustainability Engineering: Notes from the Classroom

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

In line with University of Wisconsin tradition, community-based learning was integrated into a course on sustainability as an opportunity for students to apply the tools learned in the course to ...


Longitudinal Study of the Impacts of a Climate Change Curriculum on Undergraduate Student Learning: Initial Results

  • Stonehill College (MA)

The present study assesses the efficacy of a semester-long undergraduate sustainability curriculum designed from a systems approach. The three-course curriculum, which incorporated environmental science and ethics courses along with an ...

  • Posted June 29, 2018
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Undergraduate Learning through Engaged Scholarship and University-Community Partnerships

  • College of William & Mary (VA)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

The impact of university–community partnerships and involvement in engaged scholarship on student learning was examined through in-depth interviews with undergraduate members of a student-led, community-based research organization at a ...


Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities

The most comprehensive review of place-based education – its pedagogy and its practice – yet to appear, by the author of the highly influential book Beyond Ecophobia. Through academic research, practical examples ...


Sustainability without Boundaries: Leveraging Green Initiatives to Bridge Campus, Community, and City

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

We're all in this together! Sustainability initiatives provide an excellent opportunity to empower the full spectrum of campus stakeholders to get involved in the work of building a better ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Utilizing the Garden to Integrate Community-Based Learning in the Classroom

  • Portland Community College (OR)

The purpose of this presentation is to explore, discuss and reflect on Community-based Learning (CBL) as a form of civic education utilizing a school learning garden or community garden. CBL ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Engaging Students in Sustainability through High-Impact Teaching Practices: Two Case Studies

  • Saint Joseph's College - ME (ME)
  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke (NC)

This session (1) describes activities at diverse institutions to involve and instruct students in sustainability and (2) engages audience members in sharing experiences, identifying barriers to success, brainstorming solutions, and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Higher Education’s Anchor Mission: Measuring Place-Based Engagement

  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark Campus (NJ)
  • SUNY Buffalo State (NY)
  • Cleveland State University (OH)

The report examines how an ongoing—and expanding—effort to track the impact of colleges and universities on the financial and social well-being of their surrounding neighborhoods is helping these ...

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2017
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Community as a Living Laboratory: Promoting Community Engagement Through Student Internship Programs

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Community and campus sustainability issues can be addressed simultaneously while creating a hands-on learning opportunity for students. In this presentation, representatives from three universities (Furman University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Experiential, Community-based Learning and Sustainability Assessment: A Field Skills Course for Professional Degree Students

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

In 2014, the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, launched a week-long field course for its professional Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program. Previously separate ecological and social ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating community-based learning into the sustainability classroom: A practical, collaborative approach

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Experiential learning is critical in sustainability because these hands-on, interactive experiences are often the most transformative of a student's formal education. Engaging students outside of the classroom can foster ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Learning Initiative at Franklin Falls: Developing Transdisciplinary, Community-Based Living Laboratory Partnerships

  • Colby-Sawyer College (NH)

The Sustainable Learning Initiative at Franklin Falls is a partnership between Colby-Sawyer College and the city of Franklin, NH, which has plans for a comprehensive revitalization of their downtown that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Advancing Student-Led Community-Based Health Equity Research: CPHE

  • Portland State University (OR)

Since 2009, the Community Partnership for Health and Equity (CPHE), an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty, and community leaders, has focused on promoting social sustainability in the Portland, OR metropolitan ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pursuing Impact: PSU’s Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University (PSU) takes its role as an urban-serving university seriously. For decades, PSU has been nationally recognized for our commitment to “Let Knowledge Serve the City” by engaging ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building a community farming network with the KPU Lab Farm

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture is a unique program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) that seeks to advance sustainable communities and food systems through integrated education, applied ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Planting seeds of sustainability leadership in engineering education

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

More than 480 courses are offered at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where environmental, social and/or techno-economic aspects of sustainability are incorporated; of which, 88 reside in the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Teaching Student Resiliency Requires Faculty Adaptability: Two Case Study Comparisons

  • Portland State University (OR)

This paper discusses the process and outcomes of two different approaches to incorporating community-based learning into undergraduate courses. Both courses are part of a year-long, interdisciplinary Freshman seminar, one course ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Curriculum: Place-based Understanding Through Campus and Community Projects

  • Daemen College (NY)

As proposed by Burns (2011), sustainability education should include opportunities for students to actively participate in improving sustainability through projects that connect them with the geographic region where they live ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From Acid Rain to Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling: Student Benefits of Community-based Learning

  • Dickinson College (PA)

A co-curricular, service learning program (CCSLP), housed in the Environmental Studies Department at a small liberal arts college, promotes a national model for college-community partnerships by 1) building and enhancing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Students in Sustainable Design Through Community-Based Learning

  • Brown University (RI)
  • BuildingGreen, Inc. (VT)

The preparation of students for advanced design of high performance buildings through an integrative interdisciplinary approach should allow them to ground theory and principles in applied projects. New and existing ...

  • 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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Going Beyond the Classroom to Study Sustainability: How to Design Community-based Experiential Learning Courses

  • International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (Chiang Mai)

Education about sustainability should incorporate not just new ideas, but also innovative approaches to teaching. This presentation focuses on one such method-lessons learned and how to design experiential community-based courses ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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