A Guide for Applied Sustainability Learning Projects: Advancing sustainability outcomes on campus and in the community

Arizona State University, Portland State University, AASHE

Publication Release Date: March 6, 2017
Date Posted: Oct. 8, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Content Type: Publications
Type: Published Report


This guide provides a step-by-step framework for how a new or existing applied learning for sustainability program can be systematically designed, built and scaled around two interconnected goals:

  1. Providing students with exceptional learning experiences in sustainability;
  2. Contributing to a workable sustainability solution pathway that—when implemented—can lead to significant and lasting sustainability outcomes on campus and/or in the community.

To accomplish this goal, the guide brings together lessons from on-the-ground management of applied learning for sustainability programs with literature related to sustainability science, sustainability pedagogy, change management, and partnership development.



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