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Geoscience Web Resources

These web resources have been cataloged into the digital library at Teach the Earth.


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Environmental Sustainability Index

The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 142 countries. This site contains the downloadable 2002 ESI reports ...

Industrial Transformation

Industrial Transformation (IT) presents an innovative way of organizing research, which aims at understanding the societal mechanisms and human driving forces that could facilitate sustainable ...

The Tofte Project

This site provides a description of a cabin in Tofte, MN on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The new owner of the cabin decided to remake it into a model of sustainable building practices. The site ...

Campus Ecology: Purchasing

This website illustrates how college campuses can use their purchasing power to help drive markets for more sustainable goods, such as energy efficient office equipment, environmentally friendly ...

Introduction to Permaculture: Concepts and Resources

This website contains many resources related to permaculture, which is a contraction of "permanent agriculture" or "permanent culture". Permaculture is about designing ecological human habitats and ...

BASIN: Essays on Sustainability

In three essays on sustainability, various authors explore the institutional challenges and fundamental shifts in our thinking that must occur if we are to go beyond the cliche of sustainability and ...

The Sustainable Energy Coalition

The Sustainable Energy Coalition brings together more than 30 national business, environmental, consumer, and energy policy organizations. Founded in 1992, the Coalition promotes increased federal ...

Enviropedia: Introduction to Sustainability

This resource provides an overview of the concept of sustainability. Sustainable development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations ...

Sustainability and Agriculture

This 48 minute radio broadcast is a discussion of agriculture and sustainability - how can people worldwide ensure that there is plenty of food now, as well as in years to come? Will it take changes ...

An Analysis of Environmental Issues in 19th Century England Using the Writings of Charles Dickens

This article is about how to use Dickens' writings to get students thinking about various environmental issues such as water and air quality, diseases and waste management.

Year of Science 2009 Resources: Sustainability and the Environment (May)

A collection of teaching resources from The American Biology Teacher with sustainability as a common theme.

How do we teach sustainability in a politically unengaged community?

This blog post contains excerpts of a letter written by John Moore for The American Biology Teacher, addressing the importance of teaching sustainability.

Sustainability in Life Science Teaching

A statement by the National Association of Biology Teachers on the importance of teaching sustainability and some guidelines on how to do so.

Psychological Factors Help Explain Slow Reaction to Global Warming

A press release from the American Psychological Association about a task force report that addresses some of the psychological aspects of the public's reaction to global warming.

Society's Grand Challenges - Insights from Psychological Science: Global Climate Change

A booklet about psychology can be applied and integrated with the life sciences to affect environmental change.

Environmental Law Institute Research and Policy Division

This organization works with local and regional partners in the United States and worldwide to strengthen environmental laws, to develop new approaches to ensure their effectiveness, and to improve ...

Social Norms and Global Environmental Challenges: The Complex Interaction of Behaviors, Values, and Policy
This article addresses the difficulty that policy makers face when problems are large, complex, and in flux (eg, climate change).

Managing Human Resources for Environmental Sustainability
This textbook discusses how businesses can respond to public pressure to be more green by changing their human resources management strategies.

Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts
This article talks about the growth in popularity being enjoyed by urban greenspaces and "biophilic cities."

State Environmental Resource Center

This website provides information on Wisconsin environmental policies and assembles information and tools to help legislators make decisions on environmental issues. The State Environmental Resource ...

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