Presentation prepared by  INDS 3766: Sustainability Studies  students on  small communities that are working toward sustainability with a different approach—a rural, rainforest village in Colombia; a corporation of worker cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain; a working-class California city with a building a green future; an intentional community in the heart of Central Los Angeles.

Presentation prepared by INDS 3766: Sustainability Studies students on small communities that are working toward sustainability with a different approach—a rural, rainforest village in Colombia; a corporation of worker cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain; a working-class California city with a building a green future; an intentional community in the heart of Central Los Angeles.

 Infographic of college students' attitudes and perceptions on campus sustainability. Created by  MRKT 3701: Sustainable Marketing  students. (2014)

Infographic of college students' attitudes and perceptions on campus sustainability. Created by MRKT 3701: Sustainable Marketing students. (2014)


JUXTAPOSITIONS

jux ·ta ·po ·si ·tion
[juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uhn]
(n) 1. An act or instance of pacing close together or side-by-side, especially for comparison or contrast

The goal of this project is to give you experiences thinking of sustainability in the context of its presentation or representation in complex, multimodal compositions. In short, multimodal compositions are texts in which (alpha-numeric) language functions as a component of the text, creating meaning in intentional conjunction with other non-alpha-numeric components, such as video, still image, animal, audio, and spatial relation components. 


Reader's Theater

Q: What is Reader's Theater? 

A: Reader's Theater is a style of theater in which the actors do or do not memorize their lines. In Reader's Theater, actors use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than visual storytelling such as sets, costumes, and intricate blocking.

One of the highlights of the course was student-written and performed dramatic reader's theater-style "burlesque parody" pieces based on the readings in the class. This is a dramatic performance of a written script or dialogue form. Our reader's theater performances discuss and display the topic of sustainability and themes associated with it in the specific genre of it. A "burlesque parody" is a work of literature or a genre of literature, in this case, writing about the subject of sustainability. 

 Read the  Enviro-Schooling: Lesson Plan for the World  script here.    

Read the Enviro-Schooling: Lesson Plan for the World script here. 

 

 Read the  Reader’s Theater: Reshaping the Discourse - The Remains  script here. 

Read the Reader’s Theater: Reshaping the Discourse - The Remains script here. 


Sustainability Projects Created by Students From Various Departments- Graphic Design, Game Design, Urban Studies & Architecture 


Sustainability Discourse Project

 Click here to view the discourse project assembled by students from the  INDS 3766: Sustainability Studies  course. 

Click here to view the discourse project assembled by students from the INDS 3766: Sustainability Studies course. 




Resources

Publications

Sustainability: Taking the Long View. Themed issue of "Planning for Higher Education," March-May, 2003.
Getting it Done: Effective Sustainable Policy Implementation at the University Level. Pearce, Joshua M. and Christopher F. Uhl, "Planning for Higher Education," March-May 2003.
The Greenest Campuses: an Idiosyncratic Guide. Perrin, Noel, "The Chronicle of Higher Education," April 6, 2001, p. B7.
Integrating Sustainability in the Learning CommunityCortese, Anthony D., "Facilities Manager," January/February 2005.
The Greening of America's CampusesEgan, Timothy, "New York Times," January 8, 2006, Education Life Supplement, Sec. 4A, p. 20.
Colleges Compete to Shrink Their Mark On the Environment.Eilperin, Juliet, "Washington Post," June 26, 2005, p. A01.
Campuses get a 'sustainable' look.Wombacher Knox, Leila, "Christian Science Monitor," May 21, 2002.
Integrating Sustainability in the Learning CommunityCortese. Anthony D., "Facilities Manager," January/February 2005.
The Critical Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable Future.Cortese, Anthony D., "Planning for Higher Education," March-May 2003.
The Hidden Economics of Campus SustainabilityMorris, John P., "Facilities Manager," May/June 2005.
Higher Education: Good for the Planet? Uhl, Christopher, Amy Anderson, and Garrett Fitzgerald, "Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America," April 2002, pp. 152-156.
Green Destiny: Universities Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future. Uhl, Christopher, and Amy Anderson, "BioScience," January 2001, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 36-42

Books

The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future Aber, Kelly, Mallory (eds.), University of New Hampshire Press, 2009.
Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change Barlett, Peggy F. and Geoffrey W. Chase, MIT Press, 2004.
The Sustainability Curriculum: The Challenge for Higher Education Blewitt, John and Cedric Cullingford (eds.), Earthscan, 2004.
University Reform in an Era of Global Warming Bowers, C. A., 2008
Colleges and Universities as Citizens Bringle, Robert G. et. al., Allyn & Bacon, 1999.
The Campus and Environmental Responsibility Eagan, David and David Orr (eds.), Jossey Bass Publishers, 1992.
Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability Evans, Tina Lynn, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2012.
Sustainability and University Life Leal Filho, Walter (ed.), Peter Lang, 2000.
The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability Simson, Walter (ed.), APPA , 2008.

Blogs

Business Blogs
http://sustainablog.blogspot.com/

Non-Profit Organization Blogs
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/getting_to_green
http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/ClimateEdu.aspx
http://secondnature.org/blog

Campus & Campus Organization Blogs
http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/about/sustainable-campus.php
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/giving/news/environmental_sustainability_for_the_new_business_school_campus.html
http://lifeusustainability.wordpress.com/
http://www.sustainabilitycoalition.org/
http://earthuniversity.blogspot.com/
http://sustainabilitymonitor.wordpress.com/
http://greeningthecampus.wordpress.com/
http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/blog/

Individual Blogs
http://davenewportblog.blogspot.com/
http://strategiesforsustainability.blogspot.com/