Education and Action for a  Sustainable Future <ul><li>Debra Rowe, Ph.D </li></ul>
<ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Debra Rowe, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Partnership for Education...
<ul><li>Part I What is Sustainability  and Education for Sustainability?  </li></ul><ul><li>Part II  Challenges, Solutions...
Sustainable Development  is often defined as: “ meeting the needs of the present  without compromising the ability of  fut...
Strong Economy Social Well-being Flourishing  Environment   Sustainable Society   Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability
Education for a  Sustainable Society:   “enables people to develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in deci...
KEY THRUST <ul><li>Change norms so all students and the community become: </li></ul><ul><li>environmentally responsible </...
Education Private Choices about  Behaviors-Habits Public Choices and  Behaviors-Laws Sustainable Communities Sustainable E...
<ul><li>Part I What is Sustainability  and Education for Sustainability?  </li></ul><ul><li>Part II  Challenges, Solutions...
Even when people are resistant to the science about climate change, we all can understand: <ul><li>Unprecedented growth in...
Global Perspective life supporting resources declining consumption of  life supporting resources rising
Why is Education For a Sustainable Future such a high priority? <ul><li>Much of the U.S. public and our students don’t kno...
Given this, what do our students need regarding sustainability knowledge and skills? Are we doing enough for our students?...
Potentials for the Triple Bottom Line - Clean Energy, Vibrant Economies, Higher Quality of Life and Reduction of Human Suf...
<ul><li>Part I What is Sustainability  and Education for Sustainability?  </li></ul><ul><li>Part II  Challenges, Solutions...
U.S. Partnership for Education for    Sustainable Development (www.uspartnership.org): Convene, Catalyze and Communicate S...
Trends in sectors – some examples <ul><li>Business  – LOHAS – Aspen Institute, WBCSD, Japan, SOL Sustainability Consortium...
<ul><li>Higher education is taking a leadership role to prepare students and provide the information and knowledge to achi...
For higher education,  Sustainable Development is being integrated into: Curricula  Research  Operations Community Outreac...
HE Sustainability Examples more at  www.aashe.org   Annual Digest and Bulletin <ul><li>Systemic integration (hundreds more...
Internationally, a taste… <ul><li>In Sweden, it is a law that all students from youth through graduate school be educated ...
The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Climate Leadership in Higher Education Over 680 president...
Resources (for presidents, students and you!) <ul><li>Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability  – very good!! <...
GREAT NEWS!!! Growing National Trend in U.S.: Many national HE associations and over twenty national disciplinary associat...
Committed to the advancement of sustainability throughout higher education
AACC American Association of Community Colleges   AASCU American Association of State Colleges & Universities AASHE Associ...
Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium www.aashe.org/heasc <ul><li>Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>Academic ...
<ul><li>Higher Education Sustainability Fellows Programs </li></ul><ul><li>HEASC Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Media S...
DANS – the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability  www.aashe.org/dans  -  click on Resources <ul><li>America...
Academic Disciplines and U. S. Partnership created DANS, infusing sustainability into: <ul><li>Curricula </li></ul><ul><li...
Resources used for the following  slides: <ul><ul><ul><li>Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Educ...
Curriculum
Curricular Initiatives  <ul><li>Programs, Degrees, Institutes, Centers, Majors and Minors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Arizon...
Key Curricular Initiatives –  Opportunities for CA given the trend in other regions <ul><li>In General Education Core </li...
online matchmaking for  sustainability projects <ul><li>Imagine a country where all college students get credit for helpin...
Play A Greater Part   <ul><li>Academic learning combined with real life problem solving for sustainability in all discipli...
Key EFS Ideas   <ul><li>Recognizing the impacts of our actions on others and on the ecosystems so we can make better choic...
Curriculum &  Academics – professional development can work – multiple models –  5 minute transformation
Curriculum & Academics Sustainability can be integrated into any course and every program. Offer professional development ...
Key Places to Place Sustainability: (Academic Assignments can include this!) <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic P...
Community Partnerships
Community Partnerships <ul><li>Ex: Univ of Hawaii Maui College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Islands Association, Construct...
Student Life
Campaigns <ul><ul><li>Campus Climate Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>40+ youth organizations for clean energy </l...
Competitions, Awards and National Activities <ul><ul><li>Recyclemania - 200+ campuses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NWF Chill...
Governance & Management Student Services ACPA sustainability page, student flyer, primer, list of possible campus activiti...
The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Climate Leadership in Higher Education
Resources <ul><li>2008 ACUPCC Annual Report </li></ul><ul><li>Education for Sustainability and Climate Neutrality – great ...
Your Role Challenges and Answers <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Already busy </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know all this s...
  Core Questions for Next Steps 1. What can we implement immediately? 2. What are the key strategic actions we can take to...
Key Perspectives <ul><li>The public is not educated enough about the energy and sustainability issues before us. </li></ul...
Integrate  Sustainability into: Curricula  Research  Operations Community Outreach and Partnerships Student Life Professio...
8 Key Strategic Actions for  Educational Leaders <ul><li>Create a vision of leadership for a sustainable future. </li></ul...
Key Strategic Actions for  Educational Leaders <ul><li>5. Ongoing sustainability professional development for faculty and ...
Key Strategic Actions for  WASC <ul><li>Create a working group on sustainability  </li></ul><ul><li>Publish sustainability...
Key Resources <ul><li>AASHE </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Highe...
The Power of What You  Do <ul><li>We can choose a sustainable future </li></ul>
<ul><li>Congratulations for all you have done and all you will do!  </li></ul><ul><li>Let your enthusiasm show. It’s conta...
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  • Intro: Celeste Novak Diane Jones Carmen Thomas Nonprofits and each project Jarc – house Zen Center – rehab and addition Methodist children home – rehab and site Habitat for Humanity Oakland – Restore and offices rehab
  • What if higher education were to take a leadership role, as it did in the space race and the war on cancer, in preparing students and providing the information and knowledge to achieve a just and sustainable society? What would higher education look like? The education of all professionals would reflect a new approach to learning and practice.  A college or university would operate as a fully integrated community that models social and biological sustainability itself and in its interdependence with the local, regional and global community.  The educational experience of students is a function of what they are taught, how they are taught, the way in which the university manages, conducts research, operates, purchases, designs facilities, invests and interacts with local communities .   In many cases, we think of teaching, research, operations and relations with local communities as separate activities; they are not.  All parts of the university are critical in helping to create transformative change in the individual and collective mindset.   Everything that happens at a university and every impact, positive and negative, of university activities shape the knowledge, skills and values of the students.  Future education must connect head, heart and hand
  • The ACUPCC is a high-visibility, collective and individual commitment to address climate disruption through actions to reduce and eventually neutralize ghg emissions, and to develop the capability of students to help all of society do the same. Governance The ACUPCC is governed by a 23-member Steering Committee co-chaired by Michael Crow, President of Arizona State, David Shi, President of Furman University and Martha Kanter, chancellor of the Foothill-Dyanza Community College District in Northern California, the newly appointed Undersecretary of Education for higher education.
  • Second Nature is the primary supporting organization of the ACUPCC – AASHE, and EcoAmerica also provide support. Second Nature and the ACUPCC – are actively working with several other higher education associations (e.g, NACUBO, APPA, NAICU) and organizations like Clean Air-Cool Planet on strategies to support the signatories and all of higher education to make the rapid transition to making sustainability the lens through which higher education measures success. Here are some of the major outputs to date (see www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org): * * A guidance document on strategies for making sustainability a foundation of all education * A toolkit on energy performance contracting for energy saving building retrofits * A carbon offset protocol to assist colleges and universities in deciding if, when and how to utilize carbon offsets to reduce their carbon footprint • And a climate action planning wiki website and reporting tool 2009 Climate Leadership Summit will be held in Chicago, IL this August
  • Publicizing &amp; Celebrating your Programs Supporting &amp; Promoting Cross Association initiatives Supporting &amp; Promoting your involvement in the ACUPCC Supporting the Development of your Capacity Organizing for Federal support for HE sustainability initiatives-HESA/EISA Providing Individual Support for Several Members through a resource rich website, a bi-monthly digest, and numerous presentations institutes, conferences, publications, and webcasts -by framing sessions for your conf/meetings and providing resources Support for publications Identifying speakers and resources
  • ACPA- Jeanne Steffes and Lyndsay Agans - University of Denver. Scaled up renewable energy strategies Curricular toolkit for college and university presidents
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  • The ACUPCC is a high-visibility, collective and individual commitment to address climate disruption through actions to reduce and eventually neutralize ghg emissions, and to develop the capability of students to help all of society do the same. Governance The ACUPCC is governed by a 23-member Steering Committee co-chaired by Michael Crow, President of Arizona State, David Shi, President of Furman University and Martha Kanter, chancellor of the Foothill-Dyanza Community College District in Northern California, the newly appointed Undersecretary of Education for higher education.
  • Second Nature is the primary supporting organization of the ACUPCC – AASHE, and EcoAmerica also provide support. Second Nature and the ACUPCC – are actively working with several other higher education associations (e.g, NACUBO, APPA, NAICU) and organizations like Clean Air-Cool Planet on strategies to support the signatories and all of higher education to make the rapid transition to making sustainability the lens through which higher education measures success. Here are some of the major outputs to date (see www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org): * * A guidance document on strategies for making sustainability a foundation of all education * A toolkit on energy performance contracting for energy saving building retrofits * A carbon offset protocol to assist colleges and universities in deciding if, when and how to utilize carbon offsets to reduce their carbon footprint • And a climate action planning wiki website and reporting tool 2009 Climate Leadership Summit will be held in Chicago, IL this August
  • Why isn’t sustainability currently a foundation of all learning and practice In higher education? Here are some of the reasons.
  • What if higher education were to take a leadership role, as it did in the space race and the war on cancer, in preparing students and providing the information and knowledge to achieve a just and sustainable society? What would higher education look like? The education of all professionals would reflect a new approach to learning and practice.  A college or university would operate as a fully integrated community that models social and biological sustainability itself and in its interdependence with the local, regional and global community.  The educational experience of students is a function of what they are taught, how they are taught, the way in which the university manages, conducts research, operates, purchases, designs facilities, invests and interacts with local communities .   In many cases, we think of teaching, research, operations and relations with local communities as separate activities; they are not.  All parts of the university are critical in helping to create transformative change in the individual and collective mindset.   Everything that happens at a university and every impact, positive and negative, of university activities shape the knowledge, skills and values of the students.  Future education must connect head, heart and hand
  • Debra Rowe WASC ARC 2010

    1. 1. Education and Action for a Sustainable Future <ul><li>Debra Rowe, Ph.D </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Debra Rowe, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>www.uspartnership.org </li></ul><ul><li>Founder </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>www.aashe.org/dans </li></ul><ul><li>Co-coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>www.heasc.net </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>www.aashe.org </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Fellow </li></ul><ul><li>Second Nature </li></ul><ul><li>www.secondnature.org </li></ul><ul><li>Professor, Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Oakland Community College </li></ul><ul><li>www.oaklandcc.edu/EST </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Part I What is Sustainability and Education for Sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>Part II Challenges, Solutions and Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Part III Networks, Resources and Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Part IV Strategies and Next Steps </li></ul>
    4. 4. Sustainable Development is often defined as: “ meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” World Commission on Env. and Development. (1987). Our Common Future . England: Oxford University Press.  
    5. 5. Strong Economy Social Well-being Flourishing Environment Sustainable Society Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability
    6. 6. Education for a Sustainable Society: “enables people to develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in decisions …, that will improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for the future.”  
    7. 7. KEY THRUST <ul><li>Change norms so all students and the community become: </li></ul><ul><li>environmentally responsible </li></ul><ul><li>socially responsible </li></ul><ul><li>economically responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Creating sustainable abundance and higher quality of life </li></ul>
    8. 8. Education Private Choices about Behaviors-Habits Public Choices and Behaviors-Laws Sustainable Communities Sustainable Economies Ecosystem Ecosystem Ecosystem Ecosystem
    9. 9. <ul><li>Part I What is Sustainability and Education for Sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>Part II Challenges, Solutions and Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Part III Networks, Resources and Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Part IV Strategies and Next Steps </li></ul>
    10. 10. Even when people are resistant to the science about climate change, we all can understand: <ul><li>Unprecedented growth in population and consumption </li></ul><ul><li>All ecosystems are stressed or in long term decline at unprecedented and accelerating rate </li></ul><ul><li>Our economic system needs corrections in its existing modifications. We need cash flow and finance models that work to educate for and build a sustainable future. </li></ul><ul><li>Our decisions in the next few years will create: </li></ul><ul><li>more scarcity and suffering, or a future of greater abundance and higher quality of life </li></ul>
    11. 11. Global Perspective life supporting resources declining consumption of life supporting resources rising
    12. 12. Why is Education For a Sustainable Future such a high priority? <ul><li>Much of the U.S. public and our students don’t know that we are exceeding the carrying capacity of the planet. ( www.myfootprint.org ) and that the U.S., with under 5% of global population, consumes 25% of the world’s resources </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions do exist. Some of it is “money on the table.” Public and students don’t know we can reduce human suffering, environmental degradation and social ills now while building stronger economies </li></ul><ul><li>A rapid shift in mindset is needed and education to action is the key. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Given this, what do our students need regarding sustainability knowledge and skills? Are we doing enough for our students? Solutions: <ul><li>All of us engaged as effective change agents to create a sustainable future </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyze movement from apathy/fearful caring, effective involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Essential instructional approach – real world problem solving for sustainability (affects completion too) </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability literacy and engagement for all students – a 21 st century core competency </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability penetrated into the DNA of the institution </li></ul>
    14. 14. Potentials for the Triple Bottom Line - Clean Energy, Vibrant Economies, Higher Quality of Life and Reduction of Human Suffering <ul><li>Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>by Lester Brown - Founder of Worldwatch Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Great assignment for multiple courses and college wide and 1 st year experience. </li></ul><ul><li>What people can do/need to do – Chapter at the end – for careers and civic engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable for free at www.earth-policy.org </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Part I What is Sustainability and Education for Sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>Part II Challenges, Solutions and Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Part III Networks, Resources and Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Part IV Strategies and Next Steps </li></ul>
    16. 16. U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development (www.uspartnership.org): Convene, Catalyze and Communicate Sector Teams: Business, Higher Education, K-12, Communities, Faith, Youth…
    17. 17. Trends in sectors – some examples <ul><li>Business – LOHAS – Aspen Institute, WBCSD, Japan, SOL Sustainability Consortium, Businesses for Social Responsibility, Shareholders, Investors (e.g. Investment Firms and Swiss RE) </li></ul><ul><li>Communities - Mayors Climate Protection and Smart Growth, Sustainable Communities planning (HUD funding) </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 –U.S. Summit and collaboration, national webinars and resources, superintendents, disciplines, standards </li></ul><ul><li>Faith - Religious Partnership and Interfaith Alliance, Regeneration Project </li></ul><ul><li>Youth – 45 national youth organizations, Climate Challenge, Reduce Your Impact, Action Campaigns, Powershift, 350.org, National Teach-in… Programming for your student activities! </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Higher education is taking a leadership role to prepare students and provide the information and knowledge to achieve a sustainable society. </li></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul>
    19. 19. For higher education, Sustainable Development is being integrated into: Curricula Research Operations Community Outreach and Partnerships Student Life Professional Development Mission and Planning Purchasing public awareness legislation
    20. 20. HE Sustainability Examples more at www.aashe.org Annual Digest and Bulletin <ul><li>Systemic integration (hundreds more) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Florida </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgia Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parts of Maricopa Comm College District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miami Dade Comm. College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy examples – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Univ. of Minn.- Morris and LACCD and positive cash flow 100% renewables! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UC system - $15 million in savings/yr and within 3 years, another $17 million/yr 2010higheredsustainabilityconference.org - June 20-23 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Institutionalization in job descriptions and performance reviews, increasingly for all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arizona State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lane Comm College </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Internationally, a taste… <ul><li>In Sweden, it is a law that all students from youth through graduate school be educated about sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>High priority in higher education principles in European Union, many parts of Africa and Asia </li></ul><ul><li>U.N. Global Compact PRME for Business Schools </li></ul><ul><li>U.N. Decade and other ESD international conferences in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Vision from Earth Charter and Bonn Declaration </li></ul><ul><li>Intnl Assn. of Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Affinity Group, World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (http://wfcp.accc.ca/) </li></ul><ul><li>Global Sustainability Group out of MIT, Chalmers,… </li></ul>
    22. 22. The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Climate Leadership in Higher Education Over 680 presidents in all 50 states
    23. 23. Resources (for presidents, students and you!) <ul><li>Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability – very good!! </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Performance Contracting Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Voluntary Carbon Offset Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Climate Action Planning Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Reporting Tool </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Implementation Guide </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC GHG Inventory Brief </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Webinar Series </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Solutions Page (includes links to further resources) </li></ul>
    24. 24. GREAT NEWS!!! Growing National Trend in U.S.: Many national HE associations and over twenty national disciplinary associations are creating initiatives on Education for Sustainable Development
    25. 25. Committed to the advancement of sustainability throughout higher education
    26. 26. AACC American Association of Community Colleges AASCU American Association of State Colleges & Universities AASHE Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ACCED - I Association of Collegiate Conference & Events Directors - International ACE American Council on Education ACPA College Student Educators International ACUHO-I Association of College & University Housing Officers International AGB Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges APPA Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers CCCU Council of Christian Colleges & Universities NACA National Association for Campus Activities NACUBO National Association of College & University Business Officers NAEP National Association of Educational Procurement NAICU National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities NIRSA National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association SCUP Society for College & University Planning
    27. 27. Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium www.aashe.org/heasc <ul><li>Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Student Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Trustees </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Business Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Planners </li></ul><ul><li>Events Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasers </li></ul><ul><li>More….. On campus Sustainability Committees </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Higher Education Sustainability Fellows Programs </li></ul><ul><li>HEASC Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Media Strategies for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Sustainability Planning Network </li></ul><ul><li>HEASC Annual Report </li></ul><ul><li>Publications, professional development, modeling for society </li></ul><ul><li>Development of assessments such as AASHE STARS Rating system </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Outcomes in sustainability for all students </li></ul><ul><li>See the resources page at www.aashe.org/heasc - send it to your VPs and Sustainability Committee to disseminate and use across the institution </li></ul>Resources
    29. 29. DANS – the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability www.aashe.org/dans - click on Resources <ul><li>American Psychological Association </li></ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering (civil, mechanical, eng. ed.) </li></ul><ul><li>Business - AACSB </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing - AMA </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>AAAS </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Research </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Political Science </li></ul><ul><li>Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>More… </li></ul>
    30. 30. Academic Disciplines and U. S. Partnership created DANS, infusing sustainability into: <ul><li>Curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion and tenure and accreditation to include sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Informing legislation and policy </li></ul><ul><li>Informing the public </li></ul><ul><li>Professional identity as an academic </li></ul>
    31. 31. Resources used for the following slides: <ul><ul><ul><li>Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education – join! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AASHE Bulletin (weekly, free) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AASHE Digest (annual digest of news stories by topic) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore what others are doing – www.aashe.org </li></ul></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Curriculum
    33. 33. Curricular Initiatives <ul><li>Programs, Degrees, Institutes, Centers, Majors and Minors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Arizona State U – PhD in Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Many in California and Hawaii </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: U Minnesota – Minor in Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Coastal Carolina U – Center for Campus & Community Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More every day, S in schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared professional development and online learning communities – NJHEPS, Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>****Creating Positive Futures – Penn State (coal), Scenario Building and Fairs </li></ul>
    34. 34. Key Curricular Initiatives – Opportunities for CA given the trend in other regions <ul><li>In General Education Core </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Univ of Wisc (Oshkosh) – “Knowledge of Sustainability and its Applications&quot; as one of the Essential Learning Outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Oakland CC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Minnesota Colleges & Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: CSU – Chico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Infused Throughout Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Northern Arizona University - Ponderosa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Emory U – Piedmont Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Miami Dade College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many more </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. online matchmaking for sustainability projects <ul><li>Imagine a country where all college students get credit for helping to solve our societal problems through their academic assignments. </li></ul>
    36. 36. Play A Greater Part <ul><li>Academic learning combined with real life problem solving for sustainability in all disciplines and as degree core. </li></ul><ul><li>Building healthier self-concepts. “We can change society for the better.” </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming life long change agents, including resilience, systemic thinking, and interpersonal skills. </li></ul>
    37. 37. Key EFS Ideas <ul><li>Recognizing the impacts of our actions on others and on the ecosystems so we can make better choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing sustainability on campus and in external communities, connected to student learning, and focusing on how to be systems thinkers and effective change agents </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for students to be reflective agents of change toward sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Involve all areas of the college – Each area has a unique contribution to make to a sustainable future. </li></ul>
    38. 38. Curriculum & Academics – professional development can work – multiple models – 5 minute transformation
    39. 39. Curriculum & Academics Sustainability can be integrated into any course and every program. Offer professional development for your faculty and staff on sustainability. It will save money and move you toward your mission. Curricula for the Bioregion Curriculum Success Stories www.ncseonline.org/EFS/DebraRowe.pdf
    40. 40. Key Places to Place Sustainability: (Academic Assignments can include this!) <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Building Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Operations and Purchasing Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Ed Core </li></ul><ul><li>Curricular Review </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Map and Signage </li></ul><ul><li>Student Life </li></ul><ul><li>Infused throughout curricula </li></ul><ul><li>First Year Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Development </li></ul><ul><li>Community Education </li></ul>
    41. 41. Community Partnerships
    42. 42. Community Partnerships <ul><li>Ex: Univ of Hawaii Maui College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Islands Association, Construction Mgmt to Pathways Out of Poverty with DOL and Maui Economic Development and Solar Hot Water Heaters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ex: UC Santa Cruz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local food production, involving students, business, dining halls, 27% of produce is organic and producers’ food cooperative developed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ex: City of Grand Rapids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Sustainability Partnership - colleges, universities, K-12, mayor, business, and faith institutions working together on sustainability projects/comprehensive planning </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. Student Life
    44. 44. Campaigns <ul><ul><li>Campus Climate Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>40+ youth organizations for clean energy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MTV/ThinkMTV Break the Addiction campaign </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Living </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eco-Reps, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach campaigns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Green Initiated Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable energy; sustainability projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair Trade Products (coffee, sugar, clothes, choc.)/Real local food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divestment (ex: Sudan) </li></ul></ul>
    45. 45. Competitions, Awards and National Activities <ul><ul><li>Recyclemania - 200+ campuses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NWF Chill-out annual video competition and Campus Ecology Fellows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Sustainability Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA Today network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Teach In </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powershift </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICARE </li></ul></ul>
    46. 46. Governance & Management Student Services ACPA sustainability page, student flyer, primer, list of possible campus activities, and chart of change agent skills! – www.aashe.org/heasc under resources
    47. 47. The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Climate Leadership in Higher Education
    48. 48. Resources <ul><li>2008 ACUPCC Annual Report </li></ul><ul><li>Education for Sustainability and Climate Neutrality – great resources!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Performance Contracting Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Voluntary Carbon Offset Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Climate Action Planning Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Reporting Tool </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Implementation Guide </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC GHG Inventory Brief </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Webinar Series </li></ul><ul><li>ACUPCC Solutions Page (includes links to further resources) </li></ul>
    49. 49. Your Role Challenges and Answers <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Already busy </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know all this stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have to create the answers. Just keep asking the sustainability questions and share the information already available. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability is everyone’s job. Doing nothing is not benign – it is a destructive decision for society. </li></ul><ul><li>This is good business – for you, for your institution, for higher education and for society </li></ul><ul><li>You have a unique and important role to play – others cannot do this without you! </li></ul>
    50. 50. Core Questions for Next Steps 1. What can we implement immediately? 2. What are the key strategic actions we can take to shift to a sustainable institution and society? 3. What are the multiple ways you can empower others and create a vision and culture of sustainability? 4. How can you institutionalize these efforts?
    51. 51. Key Perspectives <ul><li>The public is not educated enough about the energy and sustainability issues before us. </li></ul><ul><li>We need sustainability literacy and engagement in solutions for ALL. </li></ul><ul><li>You are in a unique and important role to create a sustainable future. </li></ul><ul><li>Successful precedents/materials can assist you in the sustainability path you choose as a private person, as higher education leaders, and as a community member. </li></ul>
    52. 52. Integrate Sustainability into: Curricula Research Operations Community Outreach and Partnerships Student Life Professional Development Mission and Planning Purchasing public awareness legislation
    53. 53. 8 Key Strategic Actions for Educational Leaders <ul><li>Create a vision of leadership for a sustainable future. </li></ul><ul><li>Include what you do in your self study reports so examples can be highlighted by WASC and AACJC. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate sustainability into policies, job descriptions, and culture on campus and in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate sustainability throughout student life and curricula, for job preparation and for our roles as informed community members. Establish institution wide initiatives in real world problem solving assignments. </li></ul>
    54. 54. Key Strategic Actions for Educational Leaders <ul><li>5. Ongoing sustainability professional development for faculty and staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Convene and catalyze stakeholders for sustainable communities. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Include questions on sustainability in student engagement assessments. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Engage in policy now – locally and nationally to shift the system and create the workable business models. </li></ul>
    55. 55. Key Strategic Actions for WASC <ul><li>Create a working group on sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Publish sustainability examples and resources on the WASC website. </li></ul><ul><li>We are not totally agnostic about learning outcomes. We have been pushing critical thinking in higher education. Let us have a discussion/vision/standards of essential learning outcomes for a sustainable future – from mission and goals to outcomes. </li></ul>
    56. 56. Key Resources <ul><li>AASHE </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Second Nature </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development </li></ul>
    57. 57. The Power of What You Do <ul><li>We can choose a sustainable future </li></ul>
    58. 58. <ul><li>Congratulations for all you have done and all you will do! </li></ul><ul><li>Let your enthusiasm show. It’s contagious! </li></ul><ul><li>Let us assist you – Debra Rowe [email_address] </li></ul>

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