Sustainability Resources

Debra Rowe, PhD

Aug 29 PD
Debra Rowe

Student Learning Outcomes

(as identified by Dr. Rowe & College Student Educators International)
Each student will be able to...
  1. define sustainability
  2. explain how sustainability relates to lives and values, and how actions impact issues of sustainability
  3. utilize the knowledge of sustainability to change their daily habits and consumer mentality
  4. able to explain how systems are interrelated
  5. learn change-agent skills
  6. apply concepts to community by engaging in the challenges and solutions of sustainability in a local context
  7. apply concepts globally by engaging in the challenges and solutions of sustainability in a world context
  8. be resilient - if you can handle rejection, failure & loss, and regroup...the world is your playground!


Teaching & Learning Resources

US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium

Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability

Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Second Nature

Sustainability Education & Economic Development Resource Center

Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology

Facing the Future
Climate change. Population growth. Poverty. Environmental degradation. Conflict. Global health crises. Intractable global problems? We don’t think so. At Facing the Future we believe in the transformative power of widespread, systemic education to improve lives and communities, both locally and globally. Our positive, solutions-based programming is designed by and for teachers, and brings critical thinking about global issues to students in every walk of life. We work within the education system to help teachers help students achieve academic success, while preparing them to create and maintain positive, healthy, and sustainable communities. We provide curriculum resources, teacher workshops, and service learning opportunities used by teachers, schools, and districts in all 50 states and over 120 countries. By 2020, Facing the Future programming will reach over 12.5 million students each year.

Promise of Place

State Policy
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

Globe Learning
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP's) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.

Climate Literacy Network

Story of Stuff
Where is the bias?
What statistics, or information surprised you?
What have you heard before?
How will you work to validate this information?

Green America

Green My Parents


Energy Hog

California Quest

Rocky Mountain Institute

Shelburne Farms, VT