Course Materials

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AASHE’s course materials library showcases assignments, exercises, presentations, syllabi and other learning materials related to sustainability.

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26 resources

Compilation of Sustainable Engineering Syllabi

  • Syracuse University (NY)

The Center for Sustainable Engineering at Syracuse University compiled syllabi from 65 courses focused on sustainable engineering as part of an EPA-funded project to determine the status of sustainable engineering ...

  • Posted March 6, 2018
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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 World Climate Simulation

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The importance of sustainability will only grow during our students’ lifetimes, as will the need for sustainability-literate citizens and professionals of all types. We have developed an interactive and engaging ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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Study Guide Questions for Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

This interactive workbook is a study tool to accompany Paul Hawken's book “The Ecology of Commerce: Revised Edition: A Declaration of Sustainability” (published in 2010). It transforms reading about ...

  • Posted July 13, 2017
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Urban Design for Sustainability Syllabus

  • Lesley University (MA)

What would a truly sustainable society look like? We will address that question, starting with a look at the rise and decline of societies and how the ideas of sustainability ...

  • Posted June 9, 2017
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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course Materials Package

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

The ENERGY STAR college-level course, Introduction to Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Through EPA's ENERGY STAR Program, gives students practical, hands-on experience with commercial building energy efficiency. This course was ...

  • Posted June 27, 2016
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Sustainability Works: Rethinking Business As Usual

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Northwest Earth Institute's newest discussion-based course book, Sustainability Works: Rethinking Business as Usual, offers sustainability staff a ready-made employee engagement process designed to inspire green teams and employee teams ...

  • Posted April 29, 2016
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Sustainable Table Food Issues Resources

  • GRACE Communications Foundation (NY)

This online resource provides in-depth information on topics relating to sustainable and industrial agriculture and food systems. Useful as a higher education teaching tool.

  • Posted April 14, 2016
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Voluntary Simplicity and Consumerism Discussion Activity

  • Northwest Earth Institute (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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"Seeing Systems" Discussion Activity on Peace, Justice and Sustainability Issues

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This discussion

activity takes students and other campus participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Powering A Bright Future Discussion Activity on Energy Issues

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This

activity takes students and other campus participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group discussion ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Climate Change Discussion Activity

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This

activity takes students or other campus participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group discussion ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Food, Ethics and Sustainability Discussion Activity

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education.

This activity takes participants through a process of exploring sustainability

through small group discussion and personal reflection designed ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Rice U 2012 Syllabus - Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Communities

  • Rice University (TX)

The Rice University course Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Communities is cross-listed between Chemical Engineering and Environmental Studies. The class explores the principles of sustainability, the science of global warming, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Ecological Footprint Journal Assignment

  • Bellevue College (WA)

This is a journal assignment that I ask students to do after calculating their ecological footprint. The prompt from the last time I gave this assignment is attached.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Citizen Pledge Assignment

  • Bellevue College (WA)

As a Political Science instructor, one of my primary goals is to help students realize their rights and responsibilities as citizens. By “realize” I mean both knowing and appreciating what ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Global Trade Game

  • Bellevue College (WA)

One of the ways I like to assess student learning is through class games. I use this particular game to assess knowledge about globalization and the stake holders involved in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Facebook Project

  • Bellevue College (WA)

Here is a quarter long project that I use in my SOC:278 Global Sociology class. The Project Outline includes weekly assignments that require students to spend 50 minutes on ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Rice U 2012 Syllabus - Environmental Issues: Rice Into the Future

  • Rice University (TX)

Attached is the course syllabus for Rice University's ENST 302 / SOCI 304 "Environmental Issues: Rice Into the Future," a project-based class that uses the university as a laboratory for ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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SCT100: Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments

  • Maricopa County Community College District Office (AZ)

Study of the built environment and implications on human health, the natural environment, and society. Understanding of strategies that achieve sustainable design. Exploration of positive and negative sustainable product attributes ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Triple Bottom Line Reporting

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

Triple Bottom Line Reporting focuses on transparent disclosure of the organization’s triple bottom line: economic, environmental and social aspects, also known as the three pillars of sustainability. While not ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Imagined Landscapes: Visions of Sustainability

  • University of Utah (UT)

Sustainability is often characterized, graphically, as three overlapping ellipses, typically labeled “People”, “Planet”, and “Profit”. If we think of these ellipses as individual lenses though which to view the world ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Externalities in Microeconomics

  • Harper College (IL)

This assignment will be introduced when externalities is being taught in the course. In microeconomics externalities is a cost (negative) or benefit (positive) that is not passed on to the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Honors Seminar: The Sustainable Campus

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This seminar examines social, economic and environmental sustainability issues as they pertain to complex institutions like colleges and universities. Using examples from universities and businesses around the country (including UIC ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Introduction to Sustainability (ACR 187 - Michigan State University)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Integration of balance among social equity, ecological integrity, economic vitality, civic engagement, aesthetic understanding, critical thinking, systems thinking, personal development, and competency-based learning. Portfolio assessment. ACR 187 is an introductory ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Design 101: A Syllabus Supplement

  • BuildingGreen, Inc. (VT)

Use this syllabus outline if you are teaching an existing course on sustainable design or developing a new course. The weekly topic headings can help organize and prioritize the overall ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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