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Sustainability at Coppin State University
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University
Mintesinot Jiru, , Coppin State University In March 2008, Coppin's president signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a coalition of over 660 colleges and ...

Geology and Sustainability
Mary Savina, Carleton College
I think most geologists would say that sustainability is at the root of our discipline, though we certainly didn't invent the word or define the concept. Geology considers the earth as an open system of gases, liquids and solids, distributed from the outer limits of the atmosphere to the earth's center. We know that within this system are many interacting subsystems that involve the transfer of energy and materials from one area – and state – to another. Resources – minerals, fuels, water, soils and others – all exist within the earth system that geologists study. Geologists study how these resources are created, how they are altered, and how they move from place to place. Just tracing the routes of water on the globe, for instance, involves the atmosphere, the earth's land surface (sometimes called "the critical zone"), the oceans, the ice caps, and the crust and mantle of the solid earth. Humans alter many of the transfer processes and at the same time they alter the amounts of resources in storage. It may be true, as the physicists say, that matter can neither be created or destroyed, but matter can certainly be changed from an un-usable state to a usable one (think mining and smelting) or from a usable state to an un-usable one (think gasoline and carbon dioxide).

Putting Sustainability into Action at FAMU
Bakari McClendon, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Bakari McClendon, Sustainability Institute, Florida A&M University Downloadable version of this essay Putting Sustainability Into Action at FAMU (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 139.5MB Oct24 17)

Market Based Economies and Sustainability
Chris McIntosh, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Chris McIntosh, Economics, University of Minnesota-Duluth Sustainability must be taught in an interdisciplinary context due to the three major perspectives it encompasses: environmental, financial, and social. I ...

Demonstrating why sustainability is complex
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Cailin Huyck Orr, School of the Environment, Washington State University - Pullman Promoting sustainability is complicated and I am not convinced that we always understand how to do it well. This makes teaching ...

Earth and Sustainability Science Within Spokane Public Schools
Kendra Robinson-Harding, Spokane Public Schools
Kendra Robinson-Harding, Spokane Public Schools As a teacher with an undergraduate degree in Outdoor Environmental Education, I have always found my teaching focused on environmental science and sustainability. My ...

Teaching Sustainability Through History
Derek Larson, Saint Johns University
Derek Larson, Environmental Studies, The College of St. Benedict/St. John's University Our environmental studies department was created 20 years ago with the specific intention of interdisciplinarity in its ...

Making Sustainability Visible
Thomas Beery, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Thomas Beery, Center for Environmental Education, University of Minnesota-Duluth Sustainability is about people and the choices they make, ultimately it is a question of human behavior. A deliberate effort to ...

FAMU Sustainability Report
Bruce Strouble, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Bruce Strouble, , Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Downloadable version of this essay Sustainability Action Plan (Acrobat (PDF) 992kB Oct25 17) FAMU Green House Gas Report (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Oct25 ...

Implementing NGSS in Regards to Human Activities & Sustainability
Gale Vasquez, Othello High School
Gale Vasquez, Othello High School Implementing NGSS in Regards to Human Activities & Sustainability I currently teach Earth Science at the high school level, which consists of mostly 10th graders and some 11th ...