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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 ...

Population and Development

This module on population and development is part of the World Bank Group's educational site that addresses sustainable development in the world. An introduction, objectives, activities, and ...

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 ...

Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) think tank. It was co-founded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist. They seek "to drive the business-led transition from ...

An Introduction to Sustainable Development in the Engineering Curriculum

"The guide looks at why and how EngSD is included in the engineering curriculum and considers embedded versus discrete approaches. It discusses approaches to teaching and learning for ...

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.

University of Illinois School of Earth, Society and Environment

The SESE draws on the Geology, Geography and GIScience, and Atmospheric Sciences departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to offer an interdisciplinary major called Earth, ...

Teaching Biology for a Sustainable Future

This article describes the efforts and reasoning of biology departments across the country to incorporate more aspects of sustainability into their curricula.

School of Sustainability and the Environment at Chatham University

The School of Sustainability and the Environment offers a master's degree in sustainability. Their goal is "to promote, through education, research, and outreach, a transdisciplinary, ...

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.

Call for Action: Life Altering Environmental Experiences

This is an editorial published in The American Biology Teacher, advocating the importance of getting students outside, where they can have life-changing interactions with the environment.

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