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ERIC Number: EJ965372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-7970
Sustainability and First-Year Programs
Messineo, Melinda
New Directions for Student Services, n137 p67-81 Spr 2012
To truly impact sustainability practices, campuses need to influence the overall campus culture, including that which is fostered through first-year programs. Institutions of higher education have made a commitment to make a difference for sustainability, not only by changing curriculum, but by changing the entire institutional culture. This chapter describes the ways in which institutions can "green" their first-year programs to establish a culture that will have a long-term impact on student attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors associated with environmental issues. Everything from common reader selections to light bulb choices can influence the overall footprint of a student's first year. Using examples from Ball State University and other campuses, this chapter focuses on introducing and educating new students about sustainability, including some emphasis on academic experiences and the value of blending the curriculum and co-curricular activities in the first year. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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