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Comparing Faculty and Student Sustainability Literacy: Are We Fit to Lead?

  • Seattle University (WA)

The importance of teaching sustainability literacy is readily accepted, but relatively little attention has been paid to the adequacy or preparation of faculty to accomplish this task. At Seattle University ...

  • Posted June 29, 2018
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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 ...


Sustainability Activation Program at the University of Dayton

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The Sustainability Activation Program (SAP) is an innovative, large scale, and peer-to-peer education program that began in October of 2016 with the intent to better educate our student body about ...


PCC Earth (Extended) Week events across the district!

  • Portland Community College (OR)

A look at a couple great moments from this years extended Earth Week! There were so many events, service projects, and good times to choose from that I'm going ...

  • Posted April 30, 2018
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The ecological domain in the sustainability science research and education

  • University of Tokyo

A single disciplinary approach fails to tackle problems threatening the sustainable development. Thus, the sustainability science – focused on the problem, normative, and covering many disciplines – has been developed and recognized ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Student's learning processes for sustainable knowledge

  • Uppsala University

The concept of sustainability has become one of today's most widely used and controversial concepts. It is therefore important to develop activities within all educational contexts in order to ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Learning about Sustainability—What Influences Students’ Self-Perceived Sustainability Actions after Undergraduate Education?

  • Gävle University College

Changing societies’ minds about sustainability requires knowledge about the situation, awareness of what needs to be done and actions to change today’s unsustainable behaviors. Universities are challenged to develop ...

  • Posted Dec. 22, 2017
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Let's Develop a Sustainability Literacy Assessment!

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Many institutions of higher education are interested in assessing their students' sustainability literacy, however developing a reliable and valid assessment tool is a difficult and time-consuming task. In this presentation ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Influences of Student Sustainability Literacy in a University Setting, A Dissertation Study

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

This presentation will review the findings from a dissertation on sustainability literacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate how educational sources influence student knowledge, skills, and experiences regarding ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sulitest Presents "The Updated Sustainability Literacy Test"

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

Come Experience the Updated Sustainability Literacy Test (http://www.sulitest.org). This is a fun learning and assessment tool designed to improve the quality of sustainability education. Up your STARS ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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The Sulitest: How to Raise Awareness and Assess Sustainability Literacy Worldwide?

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

This session covers how the Sulitest can be used to raise awareness of sustainability and assess sustainability literacy.

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability Competencies: What are They, how to Address Them in Sustainability Courses, and how to Assess Students' Learning

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

This workshop introduces the following set of sustainability competencies: systems, future, values, and strategic thinking as well as interpersonal competence. The workshop explores how to use these competencies to design ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Longitudinal Sustainability Literacy and Culture Assessment for Students, Faculty, and Staff - Lessons Learned and Results

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

As more institutions increase their focus on sustainability both academically and operationally, the need for measurement increases. Currently, there is no common tool for measuring sustainability literacy, the culture of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Is students’ energy literacy related to their university’s position in a sustainability ranking?

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

University rankings are increasingly important internationally, and in the UK include a sustainability ‘Green League’. However, there is little evidence about experiences of studying in ‘sustainable universities’. We report an ...


Sustainability in Science Museums sustainABLE (R) Activity Kits

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Sustainability in Science Museums program has developed the sustainABLE® Activity Kits to engage families in sustainability practices and principles. More than 70 kits have been distributed worldwide, engaging more ...


The Students’ Survey of Education for Sustainable Development Competencies: A Comparison Among Faculties

  • Universita degli Studi di Padova

The paper reports research employing a quantitative approach to investigating the competences of university students about educating for sustainable development (ESD). Participants were 467 bachelor students of the following five ...

  • Posted Aug. 28, 2017
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Sustainable Business Courseware

  • Sustainable Business Consulting (WA)

AASHE has partnered with Sustainable Business Consulting to provide plug-and-play online sustainable business courseware to help members accelerate the integration of sustainability into their curriculum. The content is consistent with ...

  • Posted Aug. 2, 2017
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The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: Skills for a Changing World

  • University of Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire)

In this book, leading sustainability educators are joined by permaculturists, literary critics, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathematicians and philosophers in a deep reflection on the skills that people need to ...


The Ohio State University Sustainability Goals Development Project

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

In November 2015, The Ohio State University announced the establishment of sustainability goals to guide the university as it develops durable solutions to the challenges of sustainability and in evolving ...


Assessment of undergraduate students’ environmental stewardship reasoning and knowledge

  • James Madison University (VA)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a public university’s design and implementation of an assessment approach that measures the change in undergraduate students’ environmental stewardship reasoning ...


Plans and Living Practices for the Green Campus of Portland State University

  • Portland State University (OR)

This study aims to comprehend Portland State University (PSU)’s green campus strategies, and students’ level of knowledge and living practices relating to green campus. PSU’s sustainable campus plan ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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The Sustainability Literacy Test: Implementation strategies for campuses

  • McGill University (QC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

The Sustainability Literacy Test provides higher education institutions, companies and other organizations around the world with an internationally recognized and locally relevant tool to measure and improve sustainability literacy. This ...

  • Posted Jan. 31, 2017
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Prioritizing Co-curricular and Curricular Strategies to Create Sustainability Literate Graduates - and how to Measure Success

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Purdue University (IN)

What are the most effective strategies and programs for creating sustainability literate graduates who are ready to go beyond the campus? What do we mean by effective-and how do we ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Sustainability Literacy Test: Can universities & colleges be sure they are producing sustainability literate graduates?

  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

The Sustainability Literacy Test was created to help higher education institutions, companies and any organization around the world ensure that they are producing graduates or work with employees with awareness ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Developing a Campus-wide Sustainability Assessment

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This presentation will describe a dissertation project from Colorado State University that examines individuals' knowledge of sustainability in relation to the concepts of the Triple Bottom Line; economic sustainability, environmental ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Measuring Undergraduate Students' Learning Over Time

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Environmental Stewardship Reasoning and Knowledge Assessment (ESRKA), a validated, 50-question test with good reliability, is being used to measure undergraduate students' learning over time at a large, public university ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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SULITEST, the sustainability literacy test

  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

Sustainability literacy as a learning outcome through the Sulitest. Feedback of the pilot phase includes 430 universities, with 44,000 students from 48 countries. Includes testimonial from users and addresses ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Learning and Skills for Sustainable Development: Developing a sustainability literate society

The purpose of this publication is to help higher education institutions to integrate sustainability literacy into the curriculum of their learning programmes.The approach and tools suggested in this guide ...


How Much do U.S. University Students Know, and Want to Know About Sustainability and Green Building? The Findings of a Survey, and Possible Implications for General Elective Curriculum

  • Weber State University (UT)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Using the survey approach, this investigation examined the attitudes and interest of college students at two universities in different geographic locations within the United States. Approximately 24,000 students from ...

  • Posted Aug. 29, 2016
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Different Approaches to Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • University of Missouri (MO)
  • AASHE (PA)

Higher education is in a unique position to lead the transition to a sustainable world. Colleges and universities have the means to influence students by providing these individuals - tomorrow’s ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Participatory Development of Key Sustainability Concepts for Dialogue and Curricula at The Ohio State University

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Ohio State University (OSU) is one of the many universities committed to sustainability within its operations, traditions, and university framework. The university continues to evolve in relation to its ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Learning about Sustainability—What Influences Students’ Self-Perceived Sustainability Actions after Undergraduate Education?

Changing societies’ minds about sustainability requires knowledge about the situation, awareness of what needs to be done and actions to change today’s unsustainable behaviors. Universities are challenged to develop ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Sustainability Peer Educator Program - Simon Fraser University

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Program Vision: Students are confident, informed, and active sustainability leaders who have the skills and experience to advance sustainability at and beyond SFU.

The Sustainability Peer Education program empowers students ...


IT’S YOUR NATURE: The Art of Sustainability

  • University of Dayton (OH)

IT'S YOUR NATURE: The Art of Sustainability was a year-long initiative using the arts to connect our campus with new ways of thinking about the environment and sustainability. Utilizing ...


Are Employers Seeking Sustainability Literate Graduates?

  • Higher Education Academy (York)

Using structured questionnaires and follow-­up semi‐structured telephone interviews, this study seeks to establish to what extent adoption of the sustainability agenda within higher education and built environment organisations ...

  • Posted April 15, 2016
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Toward Instruments of Assessing Sustainability Knowledge: Assessment development, process, and results from a pilot survey at the University of Maryland

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Colleges and universities strive to educate all students for a sustainable future; however, few institutions assess students’ knowledge of sustainability concepts. Hundreds of institutions are currently measuring their overall sustainability ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Learner-Centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies

The broad goal of this volume from Springer International Publishing is to help advance environmental education practices that help increase students’ environmental literacy through learner-centered teaching activities.

  • Posted March 29, 2016
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The Sustainability Literacy Test (Sulitest)

  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

The Sulitest is a tool for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to assess and verify the sustainability literacy of their students when they graduate. It assesses the level knowledge in economic ...


Retention, Graduate Rates, and Sustainability Literacy

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the current climate of increased governmental oversight of higher education and fiscal downturns, retention and graduation rates are being emphasized as key markers of an institution's success. Meanwhile ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing A Systems Based Curriculum to Develop 21st Century Sustainability Literacy and Communication

  • Prescott College (AZ)

This interactive and innovative dissertation case study challenges the status-quo of modern education by offering a new model based off of living systems design. By identifying linear and industrial design ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Progressing Toward Sustainability Literacy: Assessing Curricular and Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes for First-Year Students

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Program is a newly launched pilot program for first-year students, bringing together a group of faculty, staff, and students into a unique partnership ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing a Campus Sustainability Literacy Survey as a Metric for a Sustainability Themed Strategic Plan

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This talk will describe of creation a sustainability metric for one of the only college and university campuses in the country that uses sustainability as the primary guiding principal for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Beyond the Library Building: Integrating Sustainability into Information Literacy Instruction

  • University of Montana (MT)

Academic libraries have long been interested in contributing to sustainability on campus, largely from the perspective of reducing the impact of the the facility. Since librarians are uniquely positioned to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Literacy and it's Implications for Effective Public Policy Formation

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Environmental literacy is a measure of a person's knowledge about the interactions of humans and their environments, environmental issues, and the various connections in ecological systems. Recent studies have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Knowledge Assessment at California State University, Northridge

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Colleges and universities across the globe are increasingly focusing their efforts on campus sustainability and related educational curricula. In conjunction with the Institute for Sustainability and the university sustainability curriculum ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Embedding sustainability within formation at Université Laval

  • Universite Laval (QC)

At Université Laval, sustainable development is certainly more than a trend, as it is reflected in president’s speeches, action plan and long-term objectives. But how does it percolate through ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using co-instruction to enhance information literacy in sustainability education

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

All college graduates should have strong oral and written communication skills, but these skills are especially important for students studying sustainability because sustainability is a new concept for many people ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability in Career-Technical Education: A Multiple Case Study

  • University of Idaho (ID)

This session will provide multiple case study of how three community colleges in the Pacific Northwest introduced Career and Technical Education energy programs on their campuses. Consideration was given to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Literacy--Assessment Development by Carl Obermiller & April Atwood

  • Seattle University (WA)

Introduction This presentation will provide an overview of the ‘measuring sustainability literacy’ project that is underway at Seattle University. A sustainability literacy scale (SUstlit) has been developed, tested, and refined ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing partnerships with students around energy use: the role of energy literacy

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

Carbon reduction and climate change are key agendas in UK higher education (HE), as they are internationally. Existing research has highlighted the importance of developing partnerships for sustainable development in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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