ERIC Number: ED393662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Campus Ecology: A Guide to Assessing Environmental Quality and Creating Strategies for Change.
Smith, April A.; And Others
This book is designed to take the environmental issues and principles currently being studied in the classroom and move them outside the classroom doors into the campus community and the larger world. By making environmental knowledge part and parcel of campus environmental practice, students, faculty, and administrators have an extraordinary opportunity to act as agents of environmental education and change. "Campus Ecology" uses the campus as a laboratory for the study of resource flows and for the implementation of environmentally sound alternatives. It introduces the kind of analytical abilities and practical skills students will need to address ecological challenges and seeks to solve real problems that are embedded in organizations whose decisions shape our lives and environment. Sections include: "Wastes and Hazards" including solid waste, hazardous substances, radioactive waste, medical waste, wastewater and storm runoff, pest control, air quality, and the workplace environment; "Resources and Infrastructure" including water, energy, food, procurement policies, transportation, and campus design and growth; "The Business of Education" including research activities, investment policies, business ties, environmental education and literacy, and job placement and environmental careers; and "Taking Action" including creating strategies for change and working for environmental justice. Additional resources are appended. Also includes the Campus Environmental Audit Response Form. (JRH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Higher Education, Natural Resources
Living Planet Press, P.O. Box 1679, Venice, CA 90294 ($17.95; discounts on bulk orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Co-authored by the Student Environmental Action Coalition.