AASHE 2013 Webinar: Sustainability Unbound

January 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. Eastern

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Just imagine if, in the 21st century, the educational experience of all students is aligned with the principles of sustainability. A true sustainability transformation requires a radical change in the educational paradigm that shapes higher education. What remains to be seen is whether we have the will and courage to do what we know is necessary. When the sustainable campus is the curriculum, our students will learn to lead the transformation of society.

Sustainability Unbound at the AASHE 2012 conference was AASHE’s first step in an organized effort in this direction, providing a forum for dialogue, interaction and active exploration challenging the content, design and delivery, place and purpose, intent and future of sustainability education.

In this webinar, AASHE Education and Professional Development Officer Cindy Thomashow and University of New Hampshire Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Kelly will provide an overview of the ideas that emerged from Sustainability Unbound 2012 including:

  • What binds and/or constrains the creation of a shared sustainability agenda?
  • What does perspective have to do with creating a shared sustainability agenda?
  • What does creative and imaginative leadership have to do with it?
  • What are the pathways forward once we overcome the constraints and unbound sustainability?

Following this review, webinar participants will have an opportunity to discuss possible directions for Sustainability Unbound at AASHE 2013. Specifically, how we might best explore two big questions at AASHE 2013 that emerged from the first session:

  • What will colleges and universities look like if they operate as fully integrated communities, modeling social and ecological sustainability in its interdependence with the local, regional, and global communities?
  • What are the essential actions that will advance sustainability over the next five years to accomplish this vision? How can we facilitate action and move it forward?

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