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Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability Membership Required

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Corcaigh)
Demonstrating how a university can, in a very practical and pragmatic way, be re-envisioned through a transdisciplinary informed frame, this book shows how through an open and collegiate spirit of ...
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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 Membership Required

  • 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 all ...
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Higher education: the quest for the sustainable campus Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)
In this article, the author reflects on her experiences the founding director of Harvard University’s Green Campus Initiative. She describes how the campus sustainability movement has evolved from an initial ...
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Raising environmental awareness through education Membership Required

This paper presents a method for involving learners in awareness-raising and real changes in consumption. The described method is a teaching assignment comprising a self-audit of household chemicals' consumption, system ...
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Sustainability teaching in higher education institutions of Kazakhstan Membership Required

Sustainability teaching is challenging due to problems of the economic development, as well as of overcoming a post-communist mentality in countries with economies in transition. This is particularly relevant for ...
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Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
This book will enable teachers and managers in the post-compulsory sector to consider a range of approaches to embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their practice in the post-compulsory ...
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Nursing students’ attitudes towards sustainability and health care Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
**Aim** To evaluate attitudes towards embedding sustainability and climate change in nursing curricula among nursing students, some of whom had participated in a sustainability and health skills session, and determine ...
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Making Sustainable Behaviors the Norm at the University of Minnesota Duluth Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
Interviews with undergraduate students were conducted as part of a follow-up to a survey soliciting information about student engagement in sustainability at a small upper Great Lakes public university. The ...
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Bitten by the Green Design Bug Membership Required

According to *U.S. News & World Report*, "sustainability sensibility is sweeping through and transforming the curricula in America's colleges of engineering, as more educators emphasize the importance of designs and ...
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College hopefuls look for green universities Membership Required

  • USA TODAY (VA)
USA Today reports that "the nation's college-bound students are increasingly looking for green - and no, that doesn't mean just money."

Do students really choose colleges based on how green they are? Membership Required

A Princeton Review survey finds that incoming freshmen would weigh information about environmental issues into their college decisions, but average students say it’s not on their radar

Sustainability now key selling point for business schools attracting students Membership Required

*The Guardian* reports that "students are now demanding business courses include sustainability on the syllabus."

Framing Sustainability for the Free, Frugal, and Fit & Fabulous Membership Required

  • Utah State University (UT)
Selling Utah State University students on a new ‘Blue Goes Green’ fee to fund sustainability projects on campus has involved connecting sustainability with the students’ desires for freedom, saving money, ...

The I3E model for embedding education for sustainability within higher education institutions Membership Required

  • University of Southampton
This paper presents an evidence-based model (the I3E model) for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) within a higher education institution. This model emerged from a doctoral research that examined organizational ...

The mercury game: evaluating a negotiation simulation that teaches students about science-policy interactions Membership Required

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
Environmental negotiations and policy decisions take place at the science-policy interface. While this is well known within academic literature, it is often difficult to convey how science and policy interact ...
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Toxic Release! The role of educational games in teaching and learning about hazardous pollution Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (NY)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)
The compounding elements of toxic releases make teaching and learning about them difficult. For example, toxic releases have multifarious source/sink dynamics, high-stakes risk profiles, complex timelines, and passionate stakeholders with ...
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Preparation of environmental studies and sciences students to participate in the environmental risk dialogue Membership Required

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)
Environmental exposure to chemicals associated with modern industrial and agricultural practices is a major societal concern. Evaluating and managing risk from these chemicals requires knowledge based on both the natural ...
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Integrating geoscience into undergraduate education about environment, society, and sustainability using place-based learning: three examples Membership Required

  • Metropolitan State University (MN)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Utah State University (UT)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
From water to energy, and from climate change to natural hazards, the geosciences (marine, Earth, and atmospheric science) have an important role to play in addressing a wide range of ...
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Green cities and ivory towers: how do higher education sustainability initiatives shape millennials’ consumption practices? Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
College-educated millennials, motivated by a preference for vibrant, walkable neighborhoods with access to good public transportation, are helping to drive an economic resurgence in many American cities. At the same ...
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Supporting the Integration of Sustainability into Higher Education Curricula—A Case Study from Switzerland Membership Required

From the perspective of different stakeholders, education for sustainable development (ESD) in higher education is highly desirable. In practice, however, this may present challenges, as it involves systemic and cultural ...
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A Comparative Study on Sustainability in Architectural Education in Asia—With a Focus on Professional Degree Curricula Membership Required

  • Korea University
Architectural education is a key factor in the re-thinking of the whole industry toward a system of more sustainable buildings and cities. Asia is the continent with the highest population ...
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College Hopes & Worries Survey Reports Membership Required

  • The Princeton Review (MA)
Every year, The Princeton Review surveys thousands of college applicants and their parents about their perspective on the admissions process. For many years, this survey has included a question related ...
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Water bottle ban a success; bottled beverage sales have plummeted Membership Required

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
Sales of bottled beverages at Washington University in St. Louis have plummeted 39 percent since 2009, when the university became the first in the nation to ban the sale of ...
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Not All Are Created Equal: An Analysis of the Environmental Programs/Departments in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education From 1900 Until March 2014 Membership Required

  • City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)
Environmental academic programs in U.S. institutions of higher education have traditionally lacked definition of their nature and unifying principles. In order to ascertain how these programs are presently constituted in ...
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College and University Environmental Programs as a Policy Problem (Part 2): Strategies for Improvement Membership Required

  • Ursinus College (PA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Yale University (CT)
Environmental studies and environmental sciences programs in American and Canadian colleges and universities seek to ameliorate environmental problems through empirical enquiry and analytic judgment. In a companion article (Part 1) ...
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Environmental Attitudes and Information Sources Among African American College Students Membership Required

  • Texas Southern University (TX)
The author examined the environmental attitudes of African American college students by using the 15-item New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale. The author also attempted to determine their everyday environmental behaviors ...
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Commitment to the environment and student support for “green” campus initiatives Membership Required

  • Haverford College (PA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Past research has demonstrated that commitment to the environment strongly predicts global pro-environmental intentions. This research is the first to examine whether the commitment to the environment model predicts college ...
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College and University Environmental Programs as a Policy Problem (Part 1): Integrating Knowledge, Education, and Action for a Better World? Membership Required

  • Ursinus College (PA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Yale University (CT)
The environmental sciences/studies movement, with more than 1000 programs at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, is unified by a common interest - ameliorating environmental problems through ...
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Sustainability, meet Doug Flutie Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
This post reviews the available research on how campus sustainability impacts student recruitment, including surveys of incoming students by many individual institutions. It makes the case that campus sustainability is ...
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Leadership in Collaboration for the Higher Education Sector: HEASC 2008 Annual Report Membership Required

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)
This report describes the collective and individual activities of each of the members of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC), a network of higher education associations working together to ...
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The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 2008 Membership Required

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
This survey of entering students at four-year institutions in the US finds significant support for green initiatives among incoming students. Almost a third of entering freshmen (29.5 percent) reported feeling ...
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Understanding the Management of Sustainability on One Public Midwestern College Campus Membership Required

  • Eastern Illinois University (IL)
Environmental sustainability is a substantial issue within our world today that is on the forefront of policy makers' minds. Implementation of sustainability initiatives on a college campus comes in many ...
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Sustainable Solutions: University–Community Partnerships Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)
What is the role of the university? Current systems may stress research output, but Wortham-Galvin, Allen and Sherman seek to reestablish the importance of teaching and service in the work ...
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Sustainable Solutions: Let Knowledge Serve the City Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)
Portland, Oregon is making a name for itself as one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Whether you’ve heard about the farmers’ markets, the cycle-friendly streets or the ...
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From theory to practice : an analysis of transformative social innovation at the University of British Columbia Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
Higher education institutions are striving to become both models and leaders in innovation for sustainable development, as sustainability is becoming a growing priority around the world. The approaches adopted by ...
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Sustaining Undergraduate Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • United States Coast Guard Academy (CT)
The importance of educating future generations of engineers with respect to sustainability is becoming increasingly obvious. At the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (CGA), the engineering faculty recognize the need to ...
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Incorporating Geo-Sustainability Concepts in Shrinking Geotechnical Curricula and the New FE Requirements Membership Required

  • Saint Louis University (MO)
  • University of North Florida (FL)
Introducing sustainability concepts into geotechnical education makes good sense since civil engineering projects are energy intensive and geotechnical engineers are involved early in civil engineering projects. There are two major ...
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Attitudes of Incoming Civil Engineering Students toward Sustainability as an Engineering Ethic Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
This study presents the results of a survey of new civil engineering students at a large, conservative, land-grant university. Students were asked a set of questions about engineering ethics and ...
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Food insecure student clients of a university-based food bank have compromised health, dietary intake and academic quality Membership Required

  • University of Alberta (AB)
University and college students in wealthy countries may be vulnerable to financial food insecurity. If food insecure students have suboptimal health, their ability to learn and excel in their education ...
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Sustainability Assessment of Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia Membership Required

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Universities are paramount change drivers in bringing about a culture of sustainability in society by setting themselves up as models and nurseries for sustainable development. Thus, assessment of sustainability integration ...
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Converting Scholarly Journals to Open Access: A Review of Approaches and Experiences Membership Required

Subscription journals have been converting or “flipping” to open access (OA) for about as long as OA has been an option. For just as long, OA proponents have been writing ...
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Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises Membership Required

Describes the theory and practice of field methods in Sustainability Science, a program at a growing number of universities. This book builds up on the experience and lessons learned by ...

Smart Partnerships: How Higher Education Institutions Can Enhance the Capacity of the UN to Govern the Global Commons Membership Required

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
This dissertation explores how partnerships between UN agencies and higher education institutions (HEIs) can enhance governance of the global commons. Unique attributes that HEIs have to offer in this regard ...

Learning sustainability leadership: An action research study of a graduate leadership course Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)
This study used action research methodology to examine the development of sustainability leadership in a graduate leadership course. The research investigated the impact of this leadership course, which was designed ...

Sustainability in higher education through the perspective of CSU campus presidents Membership Required

  • California State University, Long Beach (CA)
Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) play a central role in global efforts toward environmental sustainability. With 23 campuses, the California State University (CSU) is the largest higher education system in ...

Open Letter to Sustainability Evaluating Organizations

  • AASHE (PA)
Below is the Open Letter to Sustainability Evaluating Organizations, posted to the AASHE Discussion Forums on July 19, 2010 (FAQs included). Original signatories are indicated in the PDF, and the ...
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Economic feasibility of campus-wide photovoltaic systems in New England Membership Required

  • University of New Haven (CT)
Compared to the national average residential retail electricity price, Connecticut (CT) had the 4th highest electricity price in the country with 19.23 cents/kWh in September 2015, nearly 50% higher than ...
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Northern Arizona University Energy Mentor Program Membership Required

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
This is a how-to guide for higher education institutions who wish to carry out behavior based energy conservation programs. The guide is based on a program that has been implemented ...
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HBCU Green Report 2014 Membership Required

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
The 2014 HBCU Green Report, which is based on a survey of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), indicates that there is significant activity underway on HBCU campuses to promote ...
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Minority-Serving Institutions Green Report: 2010 Campus Sustainability Survey Membership Required

  • United Negro College Fund (GA)
The Minority-Serving Institutions Green Report shares the results of a 2010 survey of minority-serving institutions administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Institute for Capacity Building and the Sustainable ...
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