Sustainability other resources

Some with notes by contributors:

Arran Stibbe’s edited work ‘Sustainability Literacy’ is a useful resource.

Barth, M., G. Michelsen and Z.A. Sanusi, 2011. A review on higher education for sustainable development-looking back and moving forward. J. Soc. Sci., 7: 100-103.

Berry, Wendell. 2012. “It All Turns on Affection.” Jefferson Lecture. National Endownment for the Humanities.

Buchanan, Megan L. and Justin L. Hart. 2011. “Canopy Disturbance History of Old-growth Quercus alba sites in the Eastern United States: Examination of Long-term Trends and Broad-scale Patterns.” Forest Ecology and Management. 267: 28-39.

Civil Engineering: for sustainability resources, especially around sustainable urban planning, I have my students read chapters from books on Transit Oriented Development and Smart Growth, for example.

Cortese, Anthony D. 2003. “The Critical Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable Future.”Planning for Higher Education. March-May. pp. 15-22.

CRCResearch is a website hosting many research projects relating to community sustainability, climate change, sustainable infrastructure and more. They also have a blog discussing issues surrounding sustainable community development as well as a ton of research tools such as case studies, e-dialogs, and interviews.

Cronon, William. 1983. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England. Hill and Wang.

Cronon, William, Ed. 1996. The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” in Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. New York, W.W. Norton. pp. 69-90.

Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative – This initiative of the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education engages faculty communities in exploring these issues and in building sustainability concepts and place-based learning into a broad array of courses and disciplines  Also see a work in progress, Big Ideas, Learning Outcomes, Skills, and References Relevant to a Sustainability Course or Curriculum, portrays a set of learning outcomes being co-created by a group from several post-secondary institutions in Washington state

Earth Protect – a combination of videos and action steps on sustainability. Note that this is a commercial enterprise

Educating engineers for sustainable development, see
The resources elate to courses at Manchester and have extensive bibliographies. The ‘Appendices’ volume gives guidelines on how the approach can be used in other universities

Foster, John. 2010. “What Price Interdisciplinarity? Crossing the Curriculum in Environmental Higher Education.”Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 23(3): 358-66.

Foster, John Bellamy. 2002. Ecology Against Capitalism. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Friends of the Cumberland Trail. Community and Environmental History: Articles and Links.

Frumkin, H., L. Frank, R. Jackson. 2004. Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities. San Francisco:Island Press.

Funes, Fernando et al. 2002. Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. San Francisco: Food First Books.

Gaard, Greta and Lori Gruen. 1993. “Ecofeminism: Toward Global Justice and Planetary Health.” Society and Nature, 2(1): 1-35.

Gaard, Greta. 1997. “Toward a Queer Ecofeminism.” in Hypatia. 12(1).

Garrard, Greg. 2004. Ecocriticism (The New Critical Idiom). New York: Routledge.

Getting to Green:  A blog written by G. Rendell on Inside Higher Ed/Blog U. Its headline is:  “An administrator pushes, on a shoestring budget, to move his university and the world toward a more sustainable equilibrium”. It has interesting observations and some resource links in the posts:

Gloucestershire courses:

Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability. 2009. “Together Making Nashville Green: A Report to the Honorable Karl Dean, Mayor.” Metro Nashville Government.

Hall, C. S. A. and J. W. J. Day 2009. “Revisiting the Limits to Growth After Peak Oil.” American Scientist 97: 230-237.

Hart, Justin L. et al. 2012. “Composition, Structure, and Dendroecology of an Old-Growth Quercus forest on the Tablelands of the Cumberland Plateau, USA.” Forest Ecology and Management. 266: 11-24.

Higher Education Academy SHED SHARE listserv from the UK is a wonderful source of information Subscribe by emailing

Kunstler, James Howard. 2007. Making Other Arrangements: A Wake-up Call to a Citizenry in the Shadow of Oil Scarcity.” Orion Magazine. January/February.

Linking Sustainabilty to Engineering and Education,+Research,+and+Practice

Luken, James O. and John W. Thieret. 1996. “Amur Honeysuckle, Its Fall from Grace.” BioScience, 46(1): 18-24.

MacKay, D. J. C., 2009. Sustainable Energy – without the hot air. UIT Cambridge Ltd., Cambridge, England.

Management, Education and Sustainability Conference:

Manitoba Education for Sustainable Development, ESD, is a website dedicated to assisting Manitoba teachers to integrate sustainability topics/issues/approaches into their classroom activities.

Marmot Review. 2010. Fair Society, Healthy Lives: Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England Post-2010.

Natural Step: Check out the resources and links at:

Neal, Vivian. 2014. Here are some reflections on my work in Kenya last summer, This is an international perspective on sustainable development. I was supported by Academics Without Borders

Quarterman, Elsie, Barbara Holman Turner and Thomas E. Hemmerly. 1972. “Analysis of Virgin Mixed Mesophytic Forests in Savage Gulf, Tennessee.” Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 99(5): 228-232.

Re-energy is a part of GreenLearning Canada that focuses on hands on design challenges that gets kids into renewable energy such as wind turbines and hydro generators.

RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to build the capacity of planners, decision-makers and industry to implement renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficient projects. This objective is achieved by; developing decision-making tools that reduce the cost of pre-feasibility studies; disseminating knowledge to help people make better decisions; and by training people to better analyze the technical and financial viability of possible projects.

Smil, V. 2008. “Water News: Bad, Good and Virtual.” American Scientist. 96(5): 399-407.

Speth, James Gustave. 2012. “America the Possible: A Manifesto. Part 1: From Decline to Rebirth & Part 2: A New Politics for a New Dream.” Orion Magazine. May/June.

Sustainability Curriculum Audit:  A poster presented by Sandra Neill, George Brown College, at the 2014 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference.  It describes a large-scale audit undertaken to quantify all teaching and learning relating to environmental, social and economic sustainability. STHLE2014_ResearchPoster_final_15April2014 And, if you are interested in seeing the framework (spreadsheet) they used to do this audit, it can be found here:

Sustainable Tennessee. 2012. Agenda. Tennessee Environmental Council and Tennessee Conservation Voters.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. 2005. “Tennessee’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.” Tennessee Government: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Under Western Skies 2014 (September 9-12, 2014), an interdisciplinary conference on the environment hosted every two years by Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  This third gathering in the series will see 55 interdisciplinary panels, 7 keynote/plenary addresses, 2 receptions, a staged dramatic reading of a new play, poster sessions, a new film on the environment, and an interactive exhibition on the 40th anniversary of the Thomas Berger Inquiry into the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline.

Ventura County Star, see and STARS organization associated with that rating

Wagner, J.D.M. et al. 2010. “Moisture Variability in the Southwestern United States Linked to Abrupt Glacial Climate Change.” Nature Geoscience. January 10: 110-3.

Warburton, Kevin. 2000. “Deep Learning and Education for Sustainability.” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 4(1): 44-56.

Weart, Spencer. 2003. The Discovery of Global Warming.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

White, Richard. 1996. “’Are You an Environmentalist or Do You Work for a Living?’: Work and Nature.” In Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. Ed. W. Cronon. New York: WW Norton. Pp. 171-185.

Williams, John W., et al. 2004, “Late-Quaternary Vegetation Dynamics in North America: Scaling from Taxa to Biomes.”Ecological Monographs. 74(2): 309-34.

World Commission on Environment and Development. 1987. Our Common Future. New York, Oxford University Press.

Yaeger, Patricia. 2010. “Sea Trash, Dark Pools, and the Tragedy of the Commons.” PMLA. Modern Language Association of America. 125(3): 523-45.

Ybarra, Priscilla Solis. 2009. “Borderlands as Bioregion: Jovita González, Gloria Anzaldúa, and the Twentieth-Century Ecological Revolution in the Rio Grande Valley.” Ethnicity and Ecocriticism, 34(2): pp. 175-189.


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