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Sustainability: General Resources

This guide will help you locate sustainability resources such as websites, articles and books.

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Higher education plays a unique and critical role, one often overlooked, in making a healthy, just and sustainable society and a stable climate a reality.  (ACUPCC Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability)

General Curriculum Sites

Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS) includes lists of resources to incorporate sustainability into classes for anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, communication, design, drama, engineering, English and creative writing, environmental science, the humanities, law, math, physics, psychology, religion, sociology as well as cross discipline classes.

The Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center has a wiki of curricula on solar, wind, alternative fuels, geothermal, green building, energy efficiency, sustainable ag, food, transportation/ fuels, general clean tech, sustainability education and others.

The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) has a library of teaching materials to incorporate sustainability within your classrooms as well as a large body of information for two year college instructors.

Facing the Future has a database of curricula as well as discounts on student texts on global sustainability issues. 

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is the leader in the higher ed susty movement. Although many areas are only allowed for members, membership is very easily obtained with a “.edu” email address. Nonmember content includes a listing of courses, degree programs and study abroad programs, a guide to quality education for sustainability in higher ed., webinars and presentations. Member only content dives deeper and includes cast studies, syllabi, course inventories and student research.

 

Sustainability Integration Guide

Created by  Stark State College, this guide provides ideas for integrating sustainability into the curriculum. 

The guide will be a living document.  Please feel free to submit your comments, suggestions and experiences to the Sustainability Task Force for inclusion into the document.  Please email your thoughts to ssmith2@starkstate.edu.

September, 2010:  Draft of the guide is available for review.  Please do NOT print the entire guide!

PowerPoint Presentations

Created by  Stark State College, these PowerPoints provide basic introductions to several important aspects of sustainability. 

Due to their large file size, the presentations are uploaded in a pdf format.  Additional presentations, notes and resources have been included for each slide in the original PowerPoint files which are available on Angel.  In order to recieve access, please contact Stefanie Smith at ssmith2@starkstate.edu

Online FAQ Sheets

From the University of Michigan, these one-sheet documents give a brief, but complete picture of the environmental impacts of a particular system, as well as sustainable solutions and alternatives. 

Sustainability Indicators:  US Environmental Footprint, Biodiversity, Social Development, Carbon Footprint

Energy:  US Energy System, US Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Photovoltaic Energy, Biofuels

Material Resources:  US Material Use, US Municipal Solid Waste

Food:  US Food System

Water:  US Water Supply, US Wastewater Treatment

Built Environment:  Green IT, US Cities, Residential Buildings, Commercial Buildings

Mobility:  Personal Transportation

Climate Change:  Greenhouse Gas, Climate Change - Science and Impacts, Climate Change - Policy and Mitigation

Speakers

Guest speakers from our community are available to present how sustainability impacts their mission and business.  If you would like to host a speaker, please contact Stefanie Smith for a full list of contacts.

Digital Books

Online Quizzes

Consumer ConsequencesWhat would the world look like if everyone lived like me?

 

Practically Green

How Green Are You?  

  

What Is Your Water Footprint? 

 

Greendex Calculator

See how your behavior stacks up against consumers in other countries on this interactive map.   

  

Home Energy Audit

Do-It-Yourself home energy audit.