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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.

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.

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.

Teaching Psychology for Sustainability

An online collection of syllabi, lecture/discussion topics, activities, suggested readings for students and references.

Eco-I-O Psychology? - Expanding Our Goals to Include Sustainability

An article about the importance of sustainability in industrial and organizational psychology.

A Call for I-O Leadership in "Going Green"

An editorial about how to begin integrating sustainability into industrial-organizational psychology.

"Working" Through Environmental Issues: The Role of the I-O Psychologist

A post-symposium report on why sustainability should be integrated into industrial-organizational psychology.

The Makings of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act: A Legislative History and Analysis
This article analyzes whether the Sanctuaries Act of 1972 has performed its preservation mission, and how it might be improved to ensure that our marine resources are protected for the future.

The Lifestyle Project
This paper from the Journal of Geoscience Education describes the Lifestyle Project. This project is an innovative way for students to learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own ...

Students Change Their Lifestyles
This article highlights the Lifestyle Project, which is a three-week challenge in environmentally-savvy living. The origins and uses of the project are described by several faculty members who teach ...

Oil, Water and Climate: An Introduction
Global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures and climate change, resulting in large part from the burning of fossil fuels, is exacerbating the impacts of the ...

A Question of Balance: Economic Modeling of Global Warming
In this book William Nordhaus integrates a spectrum of economic and scientific research to weigh the costs of reducing emissions against the benefits of reducing the long-run damages from global ...

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).

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

The Challenge of Lignocellulosic Bioenergy in a Water-Limited World
This study examined "the water-use effeciency of tree- and grass-based bioenergy sytems" and projects that relative water availability will be a key factor in the ...

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.

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