Courses and Programs
Our page on Education
Resources for Sustainable Development
identifies a number of colleges and universities offering degree
programs or curricula in sustainable development and urban and
rural planning, as well as resources for education materials on
sustainable development for K-12 students and teachers.
Education for Sustainable
Development Toolkit is an online resource developed
by the University of Tennessee's Energy, Environment and Resources
Center. The toolkit was designed to begin the process of combining
education and sustainability, and is organized into eight major
components. It includes information, exercises, case studies,
resources, and more to help users reach local sustainability
Careers Institute's "Good Work Central" is
a wide-ranging library and collection of links on work ethics
and options, education, and career counseling to create a society
that is more democratic, just, humane and ecologically sustainable.
Environmental Protection program offers a number of
ecosystem tools in PDF files, including "The Economics
of Sustainability," "Conservation-Based Green Marketing,"
and "A Citizen's Guide to Achieving a Healthy Community,
Economy and Environment."
Izaak Walton League of
America Sustainability Education Project offers a number
of educational publications and materials designed to inspire
individuals and communities toward sustainability.
assists colleges and universities in their quest to integrate
sustainability as a core component of all education and practice,
and to help expand their efforts to make human activity sustainable.
Urban Options makes their Sustainability
Education Handbook available online. The handbook was
developed as a resource guide for K-12 teachers in Michigan.
Publications, Software and Other Materials
For Sustainability: An Agenda for Action
is a publication resulting from the National Forum on Partnerships
Supporting Education about the Environment, that makes
a number of recommendations as to how we can build concepts
of sustainability into our educational programs. The recommendations
provide a framework for a flexible strategy and a toolbox of
ideas, which can be tailored to educational strategies that
meet individual and community needs.
Librarian's Guide to Global Programming for a Sustainable Future
was compiled by the American Library Association
and Global Learning, Inc. This guide provides school and public
librarians with a variety of practical resources to help the
public understand the isuses surrounding a sustainable future.
It identifies materials, as well as library planning ideas,
for children, young adults, adults and school settings.
Shape of Change is a curriculum on sustainability and
economics offered by Creative Change Educational Solutions.
The curriculm includes a unit titled "Introduction to Sustainability"
with four chapters for up to three weeks of classroom instruction
in science, social studies or humanities courses.
Education Center explores the relationships between
economic systems, ecological systems, and justice in contexts
ranging from local communities to global institutions. They
offer several different curriculum units, on topics such as
food systems, ecological economics, and sustainable development.
SEC also provides links to a number of other sustainability
Like a Sustainable Community: A Workbook for Applying a Sustainability
Framework to Community Challenges (PDF), was compiled
by Minnesota's Office of Environmental Assistance Sustainable
Communities team to help users think about community challenges
with a view toward sustainability.
Education for Sustainable Development offers several
environmental education modules, addessing the topics of global
change, freshwater resources, oceans and coastal areas, and
Last updated: February 19, 2004
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