Education for Sustainability Resources
An international program focusing on higher education and accelerating the effectiveness of higher education in addressing sustainability within its own core business and as partners to all other sectors in society. Its Leadership Development Program for Sustainability is a distinctive international program that prepares higher education leaders to drive sustainability into the core business of their organizations (teaching, research, campus operations and community outreach).
A group of 30 leading Earth and Environmental scientists is proposing "Nine Planetary Boundaries,' or safety zones, that must not be crossed in order to preserve the planetary and environmental balance that human civilizations require.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – association of tertiary institutions in the U.S. and Canada focused on promoting sustainability in all sectors of higher education through education, communication, research, and professional development; founded in 2006.
Association of University Leaders Towards a Sustainable Future - supports sustainability as a critical focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities worldwide through publications, research, and assessment; Secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990).
Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability Education– network of professional associations to educate students, and the public about sustainability; create cross disciplinary projects; and offer professional development, curricula standards, and tenure requirements relating to sustainability.
Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) – network of higher education associations committed to advancing sustainability within their associations and in higher education.
Second Nature - US-based organization promoting sustainability in higher education.
The Earth Institute – at Columbia University, Solutions for Sustainable Development; research, education, events
Earth Ethics – journal features articles by notable academics and thinkers in education, religion, the arts, business, agriculture, and other fields.
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education(IJSHE) – fully refereed scholarly publication to disseminate the work and knowledge currently available on sustainability in a higher education context.
International Journal of Sustainability Communication: Research and Practice for a Sustainable Future (IJSC) – a peer-reviewed multilingual e-journal that offers researchers, practitioners, and students a communication platform to focus on sustainable transformation processes.
Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability – a peer-reviewed journal of papers presenting innovative theories and practices of sustainability.
Journal of Sustainable Development – a free, open-access e-journal provides a monthly digest of current research on integral human development, spirituality, solidarity, sustainability, democracy, technology, and non-violence.
Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy – A peer-reviewed open access e-journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of new practices and for dialogue emerging out of the field of sustainability.
Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: New Directions for Institutional Research, Litten, Larry H. and Terkla, Dawn G. (eds.), 2007
Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, Ehrlich, Thomas, ed., American Council on Education/Oryx Press, 2000.
Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable World, Uhl, Christopher, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003.
Earth In Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect, Orr, David W., Island Press, 2004.
Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century, Keniry, Julian, National Wildlife Federation, 1995.
Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World, Orr, David W., State University of New York Press, 1991.
Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility, Colby, Anne, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Jason Stephens, Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Education for a Sustainable Future: A Paradigm of Hope for the 21st Century, Wheeler, Keigh A. and Bijur, Anne Perraca, Eds., Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, NY, 2000
Education for Sustainability, Huckle, John and Sterling, Stephen R., Earthscan Publications Limited (2001)
Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability: Problematics, Promise, and Practice, Corcoran, Peter Blaze and Arjen E.J. Wals (eds.), Springer, 2004.
Key Issues in Sustainable Development and Learning: A Critical Review, Scott, William, and Gough, Stephen, Eds., RoutledgeFalmer, 2004
Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University, M’Gonigle, Michael and Starke, Justin, New Society Press, 2005.
Sustainability and University Life, Leal Filho, Walter (ed.), Peter Lang, 2000.
Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change, Barlett, Peggy F. and Geoffrey W. Chase, MIT Press, 2004.
The Sustainability Curriculum: The Challenge for Higher Education, Blewitt, John and Cedric Cullingford (eds.), Earthscan, 2004.
University Reform in an Era of Global Warming, Bowers, C. A., 2008
Adomssent, M. (2006) Higher Education for Sustainability: Challenges and Obligations from a Global Perspective, in Adomssent, M., Godemann J., Leicht A., Busch A. (Eds) Higher Education for Sustainability. New Challenges from a Global Perspective, VAS, Frankfurt, Germany
Barth, M., Godemann,J., Rieckmann,M., and Stoltenberg, U. (2007) Developing Key Competencies for Sustainable Development in Higher Education, “International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education”, 2007, Vol. 8, No.4.
Corcoran, Peter Blaze. Case Studies, Make-Your-Case Studies, and Case Stories: A Critique of Case Study Methodology in Sustainability in Higher Education. co-authored with Kim E. Walker and Arjen Wals. Environmental Education Research. February, 2004.
Corcoran, Peter Blaze. Sustainability as an Outcome of Transformative Learning, chapter with Arjen E.J. Wals for the Swedish Prime Minister's book project on education for sustainable development. UNESCO, 2006.
Corcoran, Peter Blaze. Sustainability as Emergence: A Plea for Transformative Learning in Higher Education with Arjen E.J. Wals. Earth Ethics, Spring, 2005, Vol. 13, No. 1.
Cortese, Anthony D. (2003) The Critical Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable Future (pdf) "Planning for Higher Education”
Eisen, Arri and Bartlett, Peggy (2006) The Piedmont Project: Fostering Faculty Development Toward Sustainability, “The Journal of Environmental Education,” Fall 2006, Vol. 28, No. 1
Lautensach, Alexander K. (2004) A Tertiary Curriculum for Sustainability (pdf). AARE International Education Research Conference. November 29th-December 2nd, 2004. Educational reforms in the tertiary level of education are examined, with progressive changes to be made to the education system. Integrating sustainability, the learning of the student, and the teaching methods of the educator are discussed.
Roca, Antoni Giro (2007) University’s Role in Society for Sustainable Development, UNU/UNESCO International Conference, Pathways towards a Shared Future: Changing Roles of Higher Education in a Globalized World, August 29-30, 2007
Sterling, S. (2005), Higher Education, sustainability, and the role of systemic learning. in Corcoran, P.B., & Wals, A.E.J (Eds) Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability:Problematics, Promise and Practice. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Press, United Nations University
Van Dam, R. (2006) Learning for Sustainable Development: It is possible Within the Established Higher Education Structures? in Holmberg J., and Samuelsson B. (Eds.), Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Sustainable Development in Higher Education, UNESCO, Paris
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - UN organization which collates and synthesizes scientific research on climate change. See also a popularised version of the fourth assessment report.
UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
UNESCO Bangkok (2008) Reinventing Higher Education: Toward Participatory and Sustainable Development
World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) UBUNTU Declaration On Education and Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, http://www.environment.gov.za/Sustdev/documents/pdf/UbuntuDeclaration.pdf
Cloud Institute for Sustainability and Education – Education for Sustainability programs and resources for K-12 school systems and their communities
Facing the Future™: Critical Thinking, Global Perspective, Informed Action, K-12 Curriculum View information and resources on Global Sustainability, download free or purchase standards-based curriculum resources, use the Curriculum Finder to pick lessons and activities, service learning projects, professional development news, more
End Poverty 2015 Millennium Campaign – international campaign to end extreme global poverty; view eight Goals, news, featured voices, facts, and resources
Risk Assessment and Sustainable Development: Towards a Concept of Sustainable Risk, Michael D. Mehta, RISK: Journal of the Risk Assessment and Policy Association, Vol. 8, 1997.
Environmental Sociology, John Sydenstricker-Neto, Cornell University, 1997.
Earth Wise: Sustainable Development Sourcebook, Katie A. Bagby, Department of Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, 1998.
The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology, M. R. Redclift, Graham Woodgate, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2000, 485 pages.
The Social Dimension of Sustainable Development, Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, May 2000.
The Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development, John P. Martin, OECD, Brussels, 20-21 November 2001
Sociology and Sustainable Development: Making the Connections, Daniel Egan, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 2003.
The environmental-social interface of sustainable development: capabilities, social capital, institutions, Markku Lehtonen, Ecological Economics, vol. 49(2), pages 199-214, June 2004.
Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication, Bela Banathy and Patrick M. Jenlink, Springer, 2005, 440 pages.
Sustainability or sustainable development: An anthropological perspective, Shambhu Prasad Kattel, Occasional Papers on Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. 9, 2005, pages 258-277.
Consolidation of the social dimension of sustainable development is urgently needed, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), 2006.
Sustainable Development Policy and Guide, European Economic Area (EEA), 7 April 2006.
SocioWeb: Sociological Resources on the Internet, The Socio Web, 2007.
Social Dimension of Sustainable Development: Guidance and Application, André Benaim, Amber C. Collins, Luke Raftis, School of Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, 28 October 2008.
Sustainable Human Development Index (SHDI), Fuard Marikkar, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 2008.
Homo sapiens sapiens: The Symbol User, Richard Law et al, , Washington State University, Website on Human Origins, last updated 29 August 2008.
Early Modern Homo sapiens, Dennis O'Neil's website, last updated 4 January 2009.
Development as Freedom, Amartya Sen, Oxford University Press, 1999, 2001.
The New Economics of Sustainable Development, James Robertson, Report for the European Commission, 1999, 2005.
Wellbeing: a common approach, Sustainable Development Commission, UK, 2005.
Steady State Economy, Brian Czech, 2007.
Sustainable development: An overview of economic proposals, Franck-Dominique Vivien, Sapiens, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2008.
Ecosystems + Equity + Economics = Sustainable Development, WBCSD, Sustain, Issue 30, October 2008.
Bio-Economics and Sustainable Development, Kostas Bithas, SciTopics, 7 October 2008.
Discounting the Long-Run Future and Sustainable Development, Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University, Open-Access Economics E-Journal, 2008.
Global Economic Perspective, Franklin Templeton Investments, 19 November 2008.
Wall Street's Collapse and the Ownership Society , Pam Martens, Counterpunch, 31 December 2008.
Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), Brian Czech et al., 2005-2009. "The steady state economy is about getting better rather than bigger, development rather than growth, and quality rather than quantity."
Sustainable Development - Natural Resources, Economics, Sustainable Development And Sustained Growth, Sustainable Development, Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Vol. 6, Net Industries, 2009.
The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption: Seeds of Change, Gill Seyfang, University of East Anglia, UK, Palgrave, 2009. See Table 3.1 in page 62 for an excellent summary of indicators of sustainable consumption.
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009, United Nations, New York, 15 January 2009.
The Politics of the Environment, Neil Carter, Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System, by Robley E. George, Center for the Study of Democratic Societies, Praeger, 2002. See also A Democratic Socioeconomic Platform in search of a Democratic Political Party, Robley E. George, Center for the Study of Democratic Societies, July 2008.
Economic Democracy; The Political Struggle for the 21st Century, J. W. Smith, Institute for Economic Democracy, 2005.
The Nascent History of Steady State Politics, Brian Czech, CASSE, De-Growth Conference, Paris, April 2008.
Sustainable Development, Anup Shah, Global Issues: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All, April 2008.
The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy, Daniel Kaffine, The Energy Journal, July 2008.
Religion in Politics, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 2009. From the council website: "Religious beliefs play a pivotal role in shaping international policies and events. The Council's mission is to stimulate debate on the place of religion in public life, through a close examination of the rights and wrongs of harnessing the moral authority of religion for political purposes. Our work examines cultural and religious values as sources of conflict or cooperation across societies and nations."
Politically Incorrect, Nayan Chanda, YaleGlobal Online, 23 January 2009.
Principles of Political Economy, John Stuart Mill, Book 4, Chapter 6. John W. Parker, London, 1857. The complete text of this book is available online (McMaster University, Canada).
U.N. Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 1972.
A Blueprint for Survival, Edward Goldsmith and Robert Allen, Penguin Books, September 1972.
Environment and Sustainable Development, UNEP, 1997.
Religions of the World and Ecology: Discovering the Common Ground, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE), Yale University. Originally published in Earth Ethics 10, no.1, Fall 1998.
Beyond The Limits To Growth, Donella Meadows, In Context: A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture, 2000. See also There Are Limits to Growth, but No Limits to Love, Donella Meadows Archive, Sustainability Institute, 2000.
Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, William C. Clark and Nancy M. Dickson, PNAS, vol. 100, no. 14, 8 July 2003, pages 8059-8061. Free People: A Christian Response to Global Economics, Tricia Gates Brown, Xlibris, 2004, 239 pages.
Sustainable Ecological Economic Development (SEED), Michael Richards, Resources for Life, 1964-2007.
Sustainability Science: A room of its own, William C. Clark, PNAS, vol. 102 no. 6, 6 February 2007, pages 1737-1738.
African poverty: A grand challenge for sustainability science, Robert W. Kates and Partha Dasgupta, PNAS, vol. 104, no. 43, 23 October 2007, pages 16747-16750.
Tackling Climate Change, Reducing Poverty, New Economics Foundation, UK, 2008.
Ecosystem services: From theory to implementation, Gretchen C. Daily and Pamela A. Matson, PNAS, vol. 105, no. 28, 15 July 2008, pages 9455-9456.
EcoBizPort: Gateway to Environmental Management Resources, WIM, 2000-2009.
Alternative Channel: International Channel on Sustainable Development, Alternative Channel, 2006-2009.
Sustainable Development - What Does it Mean and Who Wants To Tell You?, Daniel Lafleche, Alternative Channel, 2009
Biosphere, Erle Ellis, Encyclopedia of Earth, 8 January 2009.