“Universities are public institutions, which must assume a leading role in creating environmental awareness and in promoting possible solutions to existing problems.  This can be achieved by changing their management practices as well as curriculum content.  Universities can become model centres for sustainable practice and set an example to other public and private institutions.”

~S. Calvo Roy, J. Benayas and J. Gutiérrez Pérez
in D. Tilbury, R.B. Stevenson, J. Fien and D. Schreuder
Education and Sustainability: Responding to the Global Challenge
IUCN Commission on Education and Communication
Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, 2002

ESD@DSU Proposal

Click here for more information on the M.S. in Community Development at Delta State University with a concentration in Sustainable Development

During Spring semester, 2007, students in Environment and Society (SOC 422/522 COD 522) conducted an inventory of current sustainability practices on the DSU campus, as well as attitudes of various groups towards campus efforts at creating a more sustainable university.  Results were presented at a community meeting on May 1, 2007, at the Center for Community and Economic Development.

View the slideshow from the community meeting on May 1

View photos from the community meeting on May 1


Additional Links:

United Nations/UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Sustainable Campus Information Center

Sustainable Development Education Action Network (Scotland)

NOAA Office of Education

Education for Sustainable Development Website

Global Development Research Center

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

United Nations University ESD

International Development Research Centre/Centre for Environment Education

Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future

International Association of Universities