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Rowland, Linda; Millner, Jesse; Hill, Nathan; Towne, Amy; Wohlpart, A. James – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
In his seminal work connecting composition studies and sustainability, Derek Owens (2001: 8,6) notes that "learning how to live sustainably ought to be our primary cultural concern and, as such, must play a central role in our curricula". Within composition studies, Owens suggests that sustainability might begin with the study of the environment,…
Descriptors: English Departments, Physical Environment, Writing Instruction, Sustainable Development
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Wohlpart, A. James; Shepard, Joseph; Corcoran, Peter Blaze – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Florida Gulf Coast University, located in southwest Florida in the United States, opened its doors in 1997 with approximately 1,500 students as the tenth institution in the State University System. The site of the campus was a topic of disagreement between proponents of economic growth and development and proponents of sustainability and…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Otto, Eric; Wohlpart, A. James – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Ultimately, sustainability "must take root in the consciousness and cultures of society" to become an effective means of creating widespread change. Indeed, the participants at the 1997 UNESCO Conference on Environment and Society: Education and Public Awareness for Sustainability recognised "that radical social change must occur…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Service Learning, Social Change, Humanities