A free, open-source textbook available for viewing online or as a download for use on e-readers or printing. First and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowldege – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by a recognized expert in the field. Designed for the new generation of e-readers, the book can also be viewed in a browser, saved as a pdf, or printed.
AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is a member organization of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. Includes a resource center with materials on academic programs, operations and campus culture.
AASHE is the American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education. "The online Resource Center is a comprehensive source of information on sustainability in higher education. It provides administrators, faculty, operations staff, students, and other campus stakeholders with the tools, information and guidance they need to lead the sustainability transformation."
The Campus Sustainability Assessment project (CSAP) was founded in 1999 to address the limited availability of high-quality resources for supporting colleges and universities in evaluating their social and environmental performance. Through extensive surveys of the literature and the campus sustainability assessment (CSA) corpus, and through correspondence with leaders in the field, the CSAP identified "gaps" among available resources. Using this information, the CSAP research team has created materials to help close these "gaps."
The National Cirriculum requires teachers to give pupils opportunities to recognise the importance of sustainability, in scientific and technological developments. The purpose of this is to expand their understanding of how human activity and natural processes have the potential to impact the environment.
Sustainability is an important topic for young people because it involves an appreciation that meeting the needs of the present generation has to be achieved without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Related topics include environmental pollution, energy conservation and renewable energy resources.
This is a collection of four lesson plans and related resources that draw on a range of materials on the web and through powerpoint. They are designed to support the National Cirriculum by helping teachers offer pupils meaningful cirriculum opportunities on these topics. Such cirriculum opportunities give pupils the chance to enhance their engagement with the concepts, processes and content of the subject.