147 Practical Tips for Teaching Sustainability: Connecting the Environment, the Economy, and Society – 2nd Edition (pdf)

(pdf edition)

Authors: William M. Timpson, Brian Dunbar, Gailmarie Kimmel, Brett Bruyere, Peter Newman, Hillary Mizia, Daniel Birmingham, Renee Harmon

With Forewords by Anthony Cortese and David OrrSustainability, as an issue, is dramatically embraced by students at all levels. Students and educators in all disciplines find exciting ways to incorporate sustainability into curriculum and service projects.

“The stone age didn’t end because of a lack of rocks” one educator is fond of stating. While there were certainly an abundance of rocks available, Stone Age people moved on to a new era because it became possible for them to envision and create a different and more useful way of organizing life. Many believe that we are currently at a similar juncture and can begin to imagine and construct new ways to live on our planet.

Anthony Cortese writes, “Teachers at every level can play an important role in helping us find a sustainable path.”

Exploring ideas about sustainability is applicable to all disciplines, plus community groups, business and industry. The diverse backgrounds of the authors of this volume provide unique situations in which sustainability is integral.

About the Authors

WILLIAM M. TIMPSON is a professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University and is a Fulbright Scholar/Specialist in Sustainable Peace and Reconciliation Studies.

BRIAN DUNBAR is the LEED-Fellow (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is director of the Institute for the Built Environment, and is also a leader with CLEAR (Center for Living Environments and Regeneration)

GAILMARIE KIMMEL currently works with the CSU Forest Service, coordinates the Green Building Certificate Program for CSU s IBE, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association.

BRETT BRUYERE is director of the CSU Environmental Learning Center (ELC) and assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism.

PETER NEWMAN, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of protected areas management at the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU.

HILLARY MIZIA is the principal and founder of PriZm Sustainability and is Executive Director at Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge. She is currently the president of the board at Mountain Sage Community School.

DANIEL BIRMINGHAM is an assistant professor of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education at Colorado State University.

RENÉE HARMON is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education at Colorado State University, research assistant and social media coordinator for CSU s Africa Center, and an associate professor at National American University. She currently serves on the Northern Colorado Refugee Collaboration Committee in Weld County.