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String of Cups Display

If you have not yet noticed, along the path between Lowry Student Center and Kauke Hall is a String of Disposable Paper Cups hung between the trees. This display aims to convey the amount of disposable cup waste we generate on campus. … Continue reading
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Rethinking Pedagogy in Community Sustainability

Sustainability, Democracy, Pedagogy: On Locating Ourselves in Dark Times   Kimberly Curtis in The Journal of Sustainability Education   Coming out of the 2008 recession, educational institutions responded to cuts in state legislature and drops in endowment by implementing multiple … Continue reading
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Ethics in Sustainability

The Importance of Teaching Ethics of Sustainability Kelly Biedenweg, Martha C. Monroe, and Annie Oxarart in International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education   Although the college has a course on environmental ethics, the greater question perhaps is whether environmental ethics … Continue reading
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Wooster in North East India (Summer 2013 Off Campus Study Opportunity)

Nothing to do this summer and interested in examining Sustainability during an Off Campus Study program? Read on. Program Website: http://northeastindia.voices.wooster.edu/ This 2 credit program (one: History/Politic Sci, one: Environmental Studies) takes place in the cities of Shillong and Darjeeling, located within the state … Continue reading
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What Values Shape Sustainability Behavior in Institutes of Higher Education?

University students’ behaviors pertaining to sustainability: A structural equation model with sustainability-related attributes Elvan Sahin, Hamide Ertepinar, and Gaye Teksoz in International Journal of Environmental & Science Education   The worldwide action plan, Agenda 21 was accepted in 1992 as a … Continue reading
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The Path Towards a Sustainable Campus?

Higher Education’s Sustainability Imperative: How to Practically Respond? Kevin J. Krizek, Dave Newport, James White, Alan R. Townsend in International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education   What is the path for achieving a sustain… Continue reading

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Social Capital and Responses to Climate Change and Variability in Sub-Saharan Africa: Environmental Brown Bag 11/16/12

This Friday, on the 11/16/12, the Environmental Studies Program will have yet another Environmental Brown Bag Session. As usual, it will take place in Morgan 309 at 12.00 noon.   The talk will be presented by Professor Camille Washington-Ottombre … Continue reading

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Pinkwashing: The Environmental Side of “Think Pink”

With the recent efforts by the college to promote awareness of breast cancer through the “Think Pink” campaign, it would only be right to present the darker side of the link between pink and breast cancer; emphatically, summed up as … Continu… Continue reading

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Towards Sustainability: The Role of Knowledge Generation

Transforming Knowledge for Sustainability: Towards Adaptive Academic Institutions Thaddeus R. Miller, Tischa Muñoz-Erickson, Charles L. Redman in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education   Some people believe that there is… Continue reading

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Happenings (September ’12)

Hello there! Here’s a list of the latest ‘Green’ happenings on Campus. 1. Sustainability Coordinator The College has finally appointed a Sustainability Coordinator! Hooray! She is Sarah-Beth Loder. Contact her at sloder@wooster.edu! … Continue reading

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