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Articles, Essays, & Reports
Sub-Topics:Includes topics of civil society and the economy: business, economic development, governance, individual and community health, management, politics, policy, profit, psychology, regulation and research that informs these topics. Disciplines in this section tend to be from business and the social sciences.
Sub-Topics:Sometimes the medium is as important as the message, whether dramatic, musical, narrative, or visual art or a very narrow report from a scientific disciple. A broad range of research and creative work informs sustainability. These include the exhaustive reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that include physical, biological, social and economic assessments and integration to the poetry of Mary Oliver or the documentary photography Penn State students and faculty have done on natural gas development in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale gas fields.
Sub-Topics:These essays, articles, and documents inform you about how to integrate sustainability deliberately into formal education and life-long learning about and for sustainability.
Sub-Topics:These resources include foundational and important reports on human-environmental problems and possibilities. These include anthropogenic climate change, extinction, deforestation, soil erosion, ocean acidification, and fresh water depletion. We also include work on reforestation, conservation, re-wilding, and other actions taken to bolster ecosystem services and society and economy.
Sub-Topics:There are a lot of things to consider about sustainability. There are prominent debates about our ethics particularly regarding issues of justice, care, utility, and moral standing. There are also issues of ontology, epistemology, aesthetics and meaning. Many of these sources have a direct bearing on documents in the Deliberation, Governance, and Management section.
Sub-Topics:We mean technology as broadly as possible: the techniques, methods or processes we use to accomplish our goals. They range from hand tools to wind turbines and even behavioral technologies like advertising or propaganda and policies that shape our behaviors. You will find resources here on agriculture, the built environment, energy, waste, water, and behavior change.
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Consilience “is run by a dedicated team of undergraduate students and is based out of Columbia University in New York City. By providing a public platform for discussion, we hope to encourage a global community to think more broadly, thoroughly and analytically about sustainable development. This publication aims to bring students, researchers, professors, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions in direct conversation with each other through an online, academically rigorous medium” that pushes the conversation.
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability“aims to track the emergence of a new innovative sustainability science discipline by integrating across regional and global systems with their typical dimensions, human-environment interactions and management challenges. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability thus emphasises the actual interdisciplinary sustainability research approaches, the solutions it provides and their dissemination and application.”
Energy, Sustainability, and Science “provide[s] an international and interdisciplinary forum for the discourse between natural scientists, engineers, social & political scientists as well as experts from industry who drive the innovation of sustainable energy systems. It is the particular aim of this journal to publish articles extending across different disciplines and providing a substantial contribution to the holistic innovation of these energy systems.”
Engineering Sustainability provides a forum for sharing the latest thinking from research and practice, and increasingly is presenting the ‘how to’ of engineering a resilient future. The journal features refereed papers and shorter articles relating to the pursuit and implementation of sustainability principles through engineering planning, design and application. The tensions between and integration of social, economic and environmental considerations within such schemes are of particular relevance. Methodologies for assessing sustainability, policy issues, education and corporate responsibility will also be included.
International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability “is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the understanding of sustainability in agricultural and food systems. IJAS publishes both theoretical developments and critical appraisals of new evidence on what is not sustainable about current or past agricultural and food systems, as well as on transitions towards agricultural and rural sustainability at farm, community, regional, national and international levels, and through food supply chains.”
The International Journal of Environment and Sustainability “is an interdisciplinary journal directed towards academics, practitioners and policy makers within and across nations.” The IJES publishes on a wide range of topics that includes sustainability indicators, energy, globalization, hazardous wast, soil science, water quality, and more.
The International Journal of Illich Studies “is an open access, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to engaging the thought and writing of Ivan Illich and his circle. Articles/Reviews/Reflections are invited on any subject that intersects with the wide range of IIlich’s ideas, or that represent a version of the social critique for which he became famous on matters such as modern socio-economic development, industrialized “progress,” institutional bureaucratization & professionalism, the privatization of the commons, and sustainability conceived in light of his views” of progress, development, and conviviality.
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education “specifically address[es] the need for the dissemination of information on sustainability matters at higher education institutions.” It is an excellent resource for learning about pedagogical and operational practices for sustainability in higher education around the globe.
International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment seeks to understand the broad spectrum of the built environment on our lives. The journal recognizes that the built environmnet “contributes to air pollution, land use and contamination, fossil fuel depletion, water depletion, water pollution, materials depletion, impacts on human health, and climate change. Responsible urbanization practices on micro and macro levels can mitigate the negative effects of the built environment. The philosophical and analytic framework of sustainability draws on and links with numerous different fields and disciplines.”
International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning is an interdisciplinary journal covering the subjects of environmental design and planning, environmental management, spatial planning, environmental planning, environmental management and sustainable development in an integrated way as well as in accordance with the principles of sustainability. In the beginning of the 21st century, despite major scientific and technological accomplishments, the struggle for a cleaner environment as well as for rational organization of space is not settled. It is clear to us that environmentalists, planners, policy makers, engineers and economists have to work together in order to ensure that environmental protection, spatial co-ordination and economic development could all be achieved without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own requirements.
The Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability “publishes papers in all aspects of agriculture and sustainability, including but not limited to: agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, agronomy, plant science, theoretical production ecology, horticulture, plant breeding, plant fertilization, and soil science, Aquaculture, Biological engineering, Environmental impacts of agriculture and forestry, Food science, Husbandry, Irrigation and water management, Land use, Waste management, innovative practices, new technology, integrated Pest management, Organic and biodynamic farming, sustainable energy use, social and philosophical aspects of sustainable agriculture, linking conservation and agriculture, landscape agroecology, agriculture and global climate change, indicators of sustainability, sustainable farm policy, and future projections.”
Journal of Environmental Education “is a research-oriented, refereed periodical intended to provide a forum for critical and constructive debate on all aspects of research, theory and practice in environmental and sustainability education (EE & SE). Publication of diverse theoretical and methodological approaches and perspectives for international audiences is aimed at improving the quality of research and practice in the fields of EE & SE. Articles are encouraged that focus on methodological issues, challenges to existing theoretical discourses, conceptual work that links theory and practice and that crosses disciplinary boundaries.”
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences is “forum for interdisciplinary environmental research, practice and public policies can be recognized and evaluated” including environmental education at all types of higher education.
The Journal of Management for Global Sustainability “is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the publication of original research in the field of management and global sustainability. Global sustainability is the broad set of interconnected issues that encompass, but are not limited to, achieving environmental preservation, social entrepreneurship, poverty eradication, social justice, desirable production and consumption patterns, species preservation, and spiritually rich lives at this time in our species’ history on this planet. The journal publishes articles on how productive enterprises contribute to realizing and achieving global sustainability to create socially just and spiritually-whole ways for all species to thrive forever.”
Journal of Sustainability Management “strives to serve as an outlet for researchers, academics, practitioners, and industry leaders to develop tools, case studies, research studies, and reviews, that can shape our understanding and conversation of such a broad and developing topic.”
Journal of Sustainable Development ”carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of Environment, Economic and Society with Sustainability. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field.” Articles focus on climate change, ecology, environmental economics and policy, and other areas.
Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environment “is an international peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes theoretical, experimental and applied results in the science, engineering and policy aspects of sustainable energy and environment. The journal aims to provide a multidisciplinary and international forum for the dissemination of the latest high-quality research results, particularly those related to or with implications for the Asian region.”
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development “is a forum for academics and practitioners to share and critique innovations in thinking and practice in the emerging field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).”
Journal of Environmental Sustainability serves “as a bridge between academic and practitioner communities to guide policy and management practice to achieve environmental sustainability.”
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy “is an online-only journal dedicated to publishing significant advances covering all aspects of renewable and sustainable energy relevant to the physical science and engineering communities.” The journal has an international scope and is published online only on a bi-monthly basis (6 issues per year).
Journals of the the Sustainability Knowledge Community are home to papers presenting innovative theories and practices of sustainability. “The journals in this collection are cross-disciplinary in their scope, a meeting point for natural and social scientists, researchers and practitioners, professionals, and community representatives.” They include The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review; The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability; The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice; The International Journal of Sustainability Education, and The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context.
Journal of Sustainable Tourism “is a leading tourism journal which advances critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and sustainable development. It publishes theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores one or more of the economic, social, cultural, political, organisational or environmental aspects of the subject. Critical views and perspectives are encouraged, as well as new ideas and approaches in relation to the theory and practice linking tourism and sustainability.”
Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainable Development “publishes research or project reports, teacher education programme evaluation, case studies of practice, action research reports, reports on teaching practice or techniques” around sustainability and sustainable development.
JSTOR Sustainability helps you “Explore journals, e-books and research reports on environmental stresses and their impact on society. Research spans the Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Law, Public Health, Urban Studies, and many other disciplines.”
Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability “focuses on sustainability policy and politics in relation to theory, concepts and empirical studies at the nexus of justice and the environment. It is a forum for the critical examination, evaluation and discussion of environmental, social and economic policies, processes and strategies which will be needed in movement towards social justice and sustainability – “Just Sustainability” – at local, regional, national and global scales.”
Minding Nature “explores conservation values and the practice of ecological citizenship.”
MRS Energy & Sustainability: A Review Journal “will publish reviews on key topics in materials research and development as they relate to energy and sustainability. Topics to be reviewed are new R&D of both established and new areas; interdisciplinary systems integration; and objective application of economic, sociological, and governmental models, enabling research and technological developments. The reviews will be set in an integrated context of scientific, technological and sociological complexities relating to environment and sustainability.”
Nature Climate Change is dedicated “to publishing the most significant and cutting-edge research on the science of climate change, its impacts and wider implications for the economy, society and policy.”
Society and Natural Resources ”publishes a broad range of social science research and thinking on the interaction of social and bio-physical processes, policies and practices occurring around the world and at multiple scales.” They include sustainability as an area of interest.
Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities “is a digital, peer-reviewed journal of the Environmental Humanities. It provides a forum for scholars from across humanities disciplines to speak to one another about their shared interest in environmental issues, and to plot out an evolving conversation about what the humanities contributes to living and thinking sustainably in a world of dwindling resources.”
Sustainable Development ”a wide interdisciplinary publication which seeks to further debate and discuss the important concept of sustainable development. The scope of the journal therefore allows for contributions which have a local, national or global focus from a philosophical to a practical perspective. All contributions are refereed with the aim of providing the readership with high quality, original material.”
Sustainability Science ”offers insights into interactions within and between nature and the rest of human society, and the complex mechanisms that sustain both. The journal promotes science based predictions and impact assessments of global change, and seeks ways to ensure that such knowledge can be understood by society and be used to strengthen the resilience of global natural systems (such as ecosystems, ocean and atmospheric systems, nutrient cycles), social systems (economies, governments, industry) and human systems at the individual level (lifestyles, health, security, and human values).”
Sustainability: Science, Policy, & Practice “is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of new practices and for dialogue emerging out of the field of sustainability. The e-Journal fills a gap in the literature by establishing a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion of empirical science as well as practice and policy developments related to sustainability.”
Sustainability: The Journal of Record “speaks to the needs and interests of the rapidly growing community of professionals committed to advancing one of the major imperatives of this young century— preservation and sustainability of global resources.” One of the journal’s focus areas is sustainability in higher education.”
Higher Education Blogs, Coalitions & Centers
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) mission is to inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation.It is also an umbrella organization that covers the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) and the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS). Its Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) is the most comprehensive sustainability evaluation tool and reporting system available. Penn State received a Gold rating on our last STARS report (2014).
American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is a high visibility effort by college and university presidents to address global warming. Signatories commit to neutralize their institution’s greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, and accelerate their sustainability research and educational efforts. Penn State is not a signatory of the ACUPCC.
Bioneers Education for Action Program works with students, teachers and educational institutions to provide a leading-edge source of solutions-oriented content and media materials, programs and events.
Campaign for Environmental Literacy (CEL) seeks to secure and increase the amount of federal funding dedicated to environmental literacy, including funding for environmental education in NOAA and EPA. AASHE supports CEL’s efforts by signing letters to Congress and informing our members.
US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development (USPESD) is a voluntary partnership of individuals, organizations, and institutions dedicated to fulfilling the goals of the U.N. Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). AASHE is an active partner.
Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) enables Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities to share knowledge and take action towards a sustainable future. Penn State has been a consistent participant in PERC and three of our staff have been presidents in the last several years.
Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SSC) “represents an opportunity to fill a gap within the sustainability movement in higher education. Essentially, we sense that faculty professional development and curriculum development in this area have lagged behind other university initiatives in areas such as carbon/climate impact reduction, environmentally-conscious purchasing, and campus greening.”
CENTERS, INSTITUTES, & SCHOOLS
Arizona State University: Global Institute of Sustainability “The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of Arizona State University’s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world.”
The Atkinson Center for Sustainabilityat Cornell works “toward a future where the world’s needs for reliable energy, a resilient environment, and responsible economic development can grow, not as competing demands, but as complementary spokes on the wheel of prosperity.”
Boston University: Sustainability at BU mission is “to lead the University in a more sustainable direction and integrate sustainability into the culture and structure of Boston University. Through this effort, the University will reduce its use of natural resources, operating costs, and improve environmental and social impacts.”
Colorado State University School of Environmental Sustainability ”develop[s] new strategies for global sustainability that informs solutions to global environmental problems. The School of Global Environmental Sustainability will accomplish this by using a linked societal-environment-economics framework to advance understanding and generation of sustainability science.”
Dickinson College is a national leader in educating for a sustainable world. Their commitment to sustainability is infused into every part of the institution.
Earth Institute at Columbia University ”brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world’s most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources…By blending scientific research, education and practical solutions, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, is working to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability.”
Facing the Future focuses on sustainability lesson plans and standards-aligned textbooks equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future. They work out of Western Washington University.
Harvard Project on Climate Agreements “help[s] identify and advance scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic public policy options for addressing global climate change. Drawing upon leading thinkers in Argentina, Australia, China, Europe, India, Japan, and the United States, the Project conducts research on policy architecture, key design elements.”
The Oberlin Project “is a joint effort of the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of our community.”
Portland State University: Institute for Sustainable Solutions “The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) advances sustainability research, education, and outreach at Portland State, leading the University to be a powerful catalyst and model for a more equitable, ecologically balanced, and economically vibrant future.”
The Piedmont Project “emerged as a grassroots effort on the part of a group of faculty to strengthen Emory’s engagement with environmental issues and sustainability. At the heart of the project is a curriculum development effort that seeks to foster an invigorated intellectual community to address global issues and local sustainability challenges.”
University of California-Irvine was named the “coolest” school in the United States by the Sierra Club in 2015. UC Irvine is committed to preparing the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to help the world meet its profound environmental and social justice challenges.
United Nations University: Our World 2.0 “Solutions to the global challenges of climate change, food security, biodiversity loss and peak oil are within our reach. The Our World 2.0 web magazine shares the ideas and actions of citizens around the world who are transforming our lives for the better.”
Yale University: School of Forestry and Environmental studies “prepares new leadership and creates new knowledge to sustain and restore the long-term health of the biosphere and the well-being of its people.”
Advocacy, Associations, Media, & Tools
101 Top Web Resources on Climate Change “From general climate change news to specific scientific information and even social advocacy surrounding humanity’s influence on climate change, these sites cover many important aspects of the study of climate change.”
350.org their “online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.”
BALLE“our work is focused on creating real prosperity by connecting leaders, spreading solutions that work, and driving investment toward local economies. BALLE equips entrepreneurs with tools and strategies for local success, and we provide the national forum for the most visionary local economy leaders and funders to connect, build their capacity and innovate.”
Center for Sustainable Development Since 2008, The Center for Sustainable Development—CSDi—has specialized in providing sound, evidence-based information, tools and training for humanitarian development professionals worldwide. Youo can create your own personal field course by interweaving online assignments with your work. Develop projects from the ground up, learn project management, attract donors.
Climate Reality Project is dedicated to “unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. Despite overwhelming international scientific consensus on climate change, the global community still lacks the resolve to implement meaningful solutions.”
Climate Web is both an encyclopedia and a constantly evolving galaxy of actionable information that circles a central hub. Because it is evolving and chasing updates, the site constantly changes.
Common Cause is “for those Americans who want to help in the rebuilding of the nation.”
Conservation International “Through science, policy and field work, we’re applying smart solutions to protect the resources that we all depend on. We help communities, countries and societies protect tropical forests, lush grasslands, rivers, wetlands, abundant lakes and the sea. Only through properly valuing the essential services these ecosystems provide can we create a sustainable development path that will benefit all people for generations to come.”
Docuseek2 is the internet site where colleges, universities, and other educational institutions can discover, access, license, stream and share among their students, faculty and staff, the best documentary and social issues films and videos available. Docuseek2 ”provides exclusive educational streaming access to content from Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, MediaStorm, the National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films. Registered users may preview and license content online.” Note that the linked URL will only work from the Penn State network. If accessing the site from off-campus, you may need to log in to the university’s network via a proxy server.
Dot Earth is the blog kept by Andrew C. Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University’s Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and former science writer for The New York Times. ”By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to pass nine billion. Those billions will be seeking food, water and other resources on a planet where humans are already shaping climate and the web of life.”Dot Earth “examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits.”
Earth Charter Initiative promotes “the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.” They seek to integrate the Earth Charter into formal and informal education to create a transition to global sustainable society.
Earth Policy Institute was the institutional home of Lester Brown. The EPI provided reviews, analysis and policy guidance for leaders and the general public on matters of food, energy and the environment with a vision of attaining a more sustainable state.
Ecofirms has a mission to connect eco friendly companies and different organizations in the world. They inform visitors about their various products and services.
The Encyclopedia of the Earth (EoE) is “an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other’s work. The content is presented in a style intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.”
Environment Victoria envision “a sustainable state where the climate is safe and stable, where nature has been restored and healthy ecosystems support our lives, and where every Victorian lives within the means of the one planet we share.”
GOOD is a “global community of, by, and for pragmatic idealists working towards individual and collective progress.”
GreenBiz “advances the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability. Through its websites, events, peer-to-peer network and research, GreenBiz promotes the potential to drive transformation and accelerate progress — within companies, industries and in the very nature of business.”
Green Jobs “connects people who are seeking jobs that focus on environmental or social responsibility with jobs and career development resources.”
GreenPeace “uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.”
Grist uses “Clarity-o-Meter to draw out the real meaning behind green stories, and to connect big issues like climate change to daily life. We count on our users to bring their stories to the table, too — through blogs, photos, and whatever else they care to share.”
Idealist ”connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.”
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) “champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications.” Their work includes education about and for the skills, knowledge, and values needed for sustainable development.
The Land Institute mission is to “collaborate with public institutions in order to direct more research in the direction of Natural Systems Agriculture.”
National Wildlife Federation “works closely with those who span the social and political spectrum, but who are closely connected by a common commitment to conservation.”
Northwest Earth Institute wants to inspires people to take responsibility for Earth.
Oxfam International is “an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.”
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) “continues working to bring farmers together to learn from each other, and to build relationships between those farmers and consumers looking for fresh, wholesome, locally and sustainably produced food.”
Rodale Institute has, for sixty years, been “researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing our findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.”
Scene Changes: The Unmaking of Place allows you to “explore a growing collection of iconic literary landscapes that have been fundamentally altered by the impact of human activities on the environment, and are no longer the places familiar to the writers and poets who wrote about them. Each page visits a landscape featured in a literary work, discusses how it has changed and why, and makes the change visible through the use of satellite images that vividly evoke a place and its history. Thanks to a nearly 40-year archive documenting the earth’s surface, these images offer an unmatched opportunity to explore the lives of our vital places.”
The Sustainable Campuses “is dedicated to promoting sustainable campuses throughout the world. We have links to the many resources available to help your campus transition to a more sustainable future.”
The Sustainability Curriculum Consortium “represents an opportunity to fill a gap within the sustainability movement in higher education. Essentially, we sense that faculty professional development and curriculum development in this area have lagged behind other university initiatives in areas such as carbon/climate impact reduction, environmentally-conscious purchasing, and campus greening. Even among Environmental Science and Environmental Studies faculty, there are ambiguity and conflict about what sustainability means, the complexity it embraces, and what its pedagogy should encompass. When comparing the language and practice of sustainability in academia with those of our counterparts in policy and industry, we perceive there has been a slow rift in the last decade, one that faculty and curriculum development can uniquely (and must immediately) address.”
Sustainable World Radio “brings you interviews, news and commentary about ecology, Permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, natural building, regenerative farming and ethnobotany.”
World Resource Institute mission is “to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.”
Worldwatch Institute “works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.”
Yes! Magazine ”empowers people with the vision and tools to create a healthy planet and vibrant communities”
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) contains “information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.
National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC)The earth’s climate, including changes in temperature, weather patterns, and precipitation, will likely result in significant effects on our nation’s fish and wildlife resources now and in the future. Relatively little scientific information exists on which to base management strategies to help fish and wildlife adapt to climate change.”
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) mission is to “protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.”
United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) envisions “a world where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from quality education and learn the values, behaviour and lifestyles required for a sustainable future and for positive societal transformation.“ UNDESD features a large number of resources for educators interested in sustainability at global, regional, and local scales and across disciplines including ethics, social, biological, and physical sciences, engineering, and policy.
United States Environmental Protection Agency mission is to “protect human health and the environment.”
U.S. Department of Interior Climate Science Centers provides “scientific information, tools and techniques that land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate and ecologically-driven responses at regional-to-local scales.”
Bardaglio, Peter, Putman, Andrea and Cortese, Anthony eds. (2010). Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Oppritunity for Higher Education in the Age of Climate Change. National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Barlett, Peggy and Chase, Geoffrey eds. (2011). Sustainability on campus: stories and strategies for change. The MIT Press.
Bartles, Kirsten A and Parker, Kelly eds. (2012) Teaching Sustainability/Teaching Sustainably. Stylus Books.
Berry, Wendell. (1977) The Unsettling of America. Sierra Club Books.
Berry, Wendell. (1981) The Gift of Good Land. Rodale Press.
Berry, Wendell. (1987) Home Economics: Fourteen Essays. Counterpoint.
Berry, Wendell (1990) WHAT ARE People FOR? North Point Press.
Berry, Wendell (2000) Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition. Counterpoint.
Blewitt, John and Cullingford, Cedric. (2009) The Sustainability Curriculum: The Challenge for Higher Education. Earthscan.
Bowers, C.A. (2001) Educating for Eco-Justice and Community. University of Georgia Press.
Callenback, Ernest (2009). Ecotopia.BantamCambrin- McCabe, Nelda, et al. (2012). Schools That Learn: A Fifth Disclipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education. Doubleday.
Carson, Rachel (2012). Silent Spring. Houghton Mifflin Company.
Chapman, Paul. (2012) Greening America’s Schools: The Environmental Sustainability Movement in K-12 Education. National Association of Independent Schools.
Collett, J. & Karakashian, S. (1996) Greening the College Curriculum: A Guide to Environmental Teaching in the Liberal Arts. Island Press.
Creighton, Sarah Hammond. (1998) Greening the Ivory Tower. MIT Press.
Desha, Cheryl and Hargroves, Karlson ‘Charlie’ (2010). Engineering Education & Sustainable Development. Earthscan.
Dopplet, Bob (2009). Leading Change Toward Sustainability: A Change- Management Guide for Business, Government and Civil Society. Green Leaf Publishing.
Edwards, Andres (2005). The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm shift. New Society Publishers.
Ehrenfeld, John R. (2009). Sustainability by Design: A Subersive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture. Yale University Press.
Eisenstein, Charles (2012). Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition. Evolver Editions.
Esty, Daniel and Winston, Andrew (2009). Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage. Wiley.
Friedman, Thomas L. (2009). Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution– and How It can Renew America. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Goerner, S., Dyck, R., & Lagerroos. (2008) The New Science of Sustainability: Building a Foundation for Great Change. Triangle Center for Complex Systems.
Goleman, Daniel, Bennett, Lisa and Barlow, Zenobia(2012). Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence. Wiley, John & Sons, Inc.
Gore, Al (2010). The Assault on Reason. Penguin Books
Hitchcock, Darcy and Willard, Marsha (2008). The Step- by- Step Guide to planning Sustainability: How to Create and Implement Sustainability in Any Business and Organization. Earthscan Publications.
Hamschmidt, Jost and Pirson, Michael (2011). Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, The oikos collection, Volume 2. Greenleaf Publishing.
Harvey, Andrew (2011). The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism. Hay House.
Hawken, Paul (2009). Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Back Bay Books.
Hollender, Jeffrey and Breen, Bill (2012). The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win. Jossey-Bass.
Hopkins, Rob (2011). The transition handbook: from oil dependency to local resilience. Chelsea Green Publishing
Jones, P., Selby, D. & Sterling, S. eds. (2010). Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice Across Higher Education.
Kahane, Adam (2010). Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Kahn, Richard. (2010) Critical Pedagogy, Ecoliteracy and Planetary Crisis. Peter Lang.
Keogh, Martin (2012). Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World. North Atlantic Books.
Klein, Naomi (2012). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Picador.
Klein, Naomi. (2015) This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus the Climate. Simon & Schuster.
Krigger, John and Dorsi, Chris (2010). The Homeowner’s Handbook to Energy Efficiency. Saturn Resource Management.
Maathai, Wangari (2011). Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World. Doubleday Religion.
McDonough, William. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. Tantor Media.
M’Gonigle, Michael & Starke, J. (2006) Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University. New Society Publishers.
Murray, Paul (2010). The Sustainable Self. Routledge.
Orr, David. (1992) Ecological Literacy. SUNY Prerss.
Orr, David (1994). Earth in Mind on Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. Island Press.
Orr, David. (2002). The Nature of Design. Oxford University Press.
Orr, David. (2010). Hope is an Imperative. Island Press.
Perkins, John (2010). Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the Global Economy Imploded. Crown Business.
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Register, Richard (2011). Ecocities: rebuilding cities in balance with nature. New Society Publishers
Roy, Arundhati (2012). The God of Small Things. HarperCollins.
Sachs, Jeffrey D. (2015) The Age of Sustainable Development. Columbia University Press.
Schaefer, Carol (2011). Grandmothers counsel the world: women elders offer their vision for our planet. Trumpter.
Shimo- Barry, Alex (2008). The Environment Equation: 100 factors that can add to or subtract from your total carbon footprint. Adams Media.
Shiva, Vandana (2012). Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development and Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed. South End Press.
Speth, James Gustave. (2009) The Bridge at the Edge of the World.
Steingraber, Sandra (2011). Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment. Da Capo Press.
Stone, Michael and Barlow, Zenobia eds. (2005). Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for Sustainable World. Sierra Club Books.
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Wessels, Tom. The Myth of Progress: toward a sustainable future. Vermont.
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