Online Resources


David J. Eagan and David W. Orr (Eds.). 1992. The Campus and Environmental Responsibility. Jossey-Bass. — A compilation of eleven essays on recent environmental initiatives at campuses in the United States.

David W. Orr. 1994. Earth In Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. Island Press. — An inspiring series of essays with the common theme of our present environmental crises originating from our inability to think about ecological patterns and see and understand the long-term effects of our actions.

Julian Keniry. 1995. Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century: Lessons in Smart Management from Administrators, Staff, and Students. National Wildlife Federation. — A compilation of campus initiatives with numerous contact names and addresses.

David W. Orr. 1992. Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World. State University of New York Press. — A series of essays outlining Orr's view of the shortcomings of our North American education system and the way we define knowledge - it is time to ask what we need to know to live humanely, peacefully, and responsibly on the earth and to set research priorities accordingly. (p. xi). Contains a Syllabus for Ecological Literacy with a comprehensive reference list.

J. Blewitt. 2006. The Ecology of Learning: Sustainability, Lifelong Learning, and Everyday Life. Sterling, VA: Earthscan. — John Blewitt explores the possibilities for developing a sustainable society through 'lifelong learning,' that is, learning that happens in everyday environments and activities.

Tilbury, Stevenson, Fien, & Schreuder (Eds.). 2002. Education and Sustainability: Responding to the Global ChallengeCommission on Education and Communication, IUCN.

Johnson & Mappin (Eds.). 2005. Environmental Education and Advocacy: Changing Perspective of Ecology and Education. Cambridge University Press. — The articles in this collection examine the issues arising from the use and abuse of the term "ecology" in environmental education to encourage ecologists to become more engaged with education at all levels.

Scott & Gough (Eds.). 2004. Key Issues in Sustainable Development and Learning: A Critical Review. Routledge. — The book sets out to inform readers about the many perspectives that exist (and to challenge assumptions they may have) about both sustainable development and learning.

Reid, Jensen, Nikel, & Simovska (Eds.). 2008. Participation and learning: Perspectives on education and the environment, health and sustainability. Springer. — This collection brings together a range of perspectives on the philosophy, design, and experience of participatory approaches to education that focus on the environment, health and sustainability.

A. Wals (Ed.). 2007. Social Learning Towards a Sustainable World: Principles, Perspectives, and Praxis. Wageningen Academic Publishers. — This comprehensive volume presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability.