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ERIC Number: EJ873968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Education for a Sustainable Future: A New AACC Partnership
Rowe, Debra
Community College Journal, v75 n5 p48-52 Apr-May 2005
The United Nations has declared a Decade of Education for Sustainable Development from 2005 to 2015. The American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Board of Directors recently passed a resolution to support education for sustainable development in its member institutions and affiliated councils. However, there are significant questions in terms of the implications of the AACC resolution: What is education for sustainable development and why is it so important? How can sustainable development increase access for all? Finally, what are the multiple ways community colleges can get engaged in ongoing local, national, and international activities in education for sustainable development? In this article, the author answers these questions and describes a new AACC partnership. The author points out that by fostering educated choices, community colleges can create sustainable development, which means simultaneously creating flourishing ecosystems, healthy communities, and stronger economies. The leaders of higher education have the opportunity to utilize the extensive networks, projects, and available resources to engage their institutions in creating a sustainable future for all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A