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Geoethics, Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences
This 450-page book explores ethics in geoscience. It focuses on professional ethics and includes a discussion on improving communication between scientists and the public. The book was written by a ...

Climate Change is About... Water

Climate Change Is About...Water tells the story of climate change and impacts on water in Bolivia through a range of voices and multimedia materials. Case studies bring the explanatory analysis of ...

Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop
This 112-page report summarizes outcomes from a 2014 workshop focused on sustainability and meeting the needs of a growing population. It addresses the questions how do we prepare for a future ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching Psychology for Sustainability

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

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, ...

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