Innovative Approaches to Sustainability Education at U.S. Universities – How to Prepare Future Sustainability Leaders

by Arturo Herrera on December 19, 2014

Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability was the first comprehensive degree-granting program of its kind in the United States, with a focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges. In this webinar, viewers learn how ASU and three other leading U.S. universities are providing future sustainability leaders with the education they need now, and the tools to move the sustainability field. Viewers also take away key points for how to develop a sustainability education program.

Speakers Include

  • Chris Boone: Dean, ASU School of Sustainability
  • Sandra Lubarsky: Department Chair Sustainable Development Department, Appalachian State University
  • Jennifer Allen: Director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University
  • Sue Gentile: Antioch, University of New England
Co hosted by the National Council for Science and the Environment(NCSE), Second Nature and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the session was moderated by Shirley Vincent, Director of the Center for Education Research at NCSE.
Shirley_VincentShirley Vincent directs the Center for Environmental Education Research (CEER), the environmental and sustainability education research programs of the National Council for Science and the Environment. Dr. Vincent is a frequent author and speaker on interdisciplinary and sustainability education topics. She is an advisor to the national Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, has advised the NSF Advisory Committee on Environmental Education and Research, and has served in a number of leadership positions in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences, the Society for Human Ecology, and the ASTM International Worldwide Standards Subcommittee on Environmental Risk Assessment, Communication and Management.

SSF wants to thank all the organization who co-hosted this webinar, including the ASU School of SustainabilityNational Council for Science and the Environment, Second Nature, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Sustainability Education & Economic Development Center, the North American Association for Environmental Education, the National Science Teachers Association, and the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development.

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