On a Quest to Find Sustainability

Today we have a guest post from Snigdha Nautiyal as she reflects on her first days at the School of Sustainability. I have now formally been a student of sustainability for less than twenty days. In this brief time, I have already heard the word ‘sustainability’ thousands of times from dozens of people within the … Read more…

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Teaching Sustainability; How’d it Go?

In 2014 Dr Erin Redman and I taught a Sustainability course, Socio-Ecological Systems for Sustainability. We designed an original structured approach based on current research, implemented it at a Mexican University and collected some data to assess the effectiveness of this approach in achieving the stated objectives. Here I share some of our preliminary analysis … Read more…

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What is Sustainability Science?

Sustainability Science is a new academic field that many–even some who work in it–question whether it should be a field at all. When I started here I took a stab at defining Sustainability, but Sustainability Science as an academic discipline while related needs its own defining. At the top of my reading list is former … Read more…

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A Look at Technology in the Classroom in Mexico

During our time teaching in Mexico, we have surveyed our students about a variety of topics, the results of which I will share bit by bit as I begin to delve into the data. To begin with I looked at the responses of the students from our interdisciplinary elective course on Sustainability from the spring … Read more…

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5 Things I Learned at AASHE 2014

This week I was lucky enough to attend the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2014 Conference in Portland, Oregon.1)This trip was supported by funding from PAPIIT. Erin and I presented on our experiences integrating sustainability into higher education in Mexico and on some preliminary results from our waste research in … Read more…

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I agree, the School of Sustainability is Great!

The school year is starting up again and if you are interested in gaining an academic perspective on Achieving Sustainability, there is no better place to do that than at Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Sustainability (SOS). Disclosure: I got my master’s degree there from 2008-2010. The current dean, Dr. Christopher Boone is laying … Read more…

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