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Education for Sustainability

Making the Sustainable University

Trials and Tribulations

Editors: Leone, Katie, Komisar, Simeon, Everham III, Edwin M. (Eds.)

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  • Outlines practical, actionable strategies to implement sustainability at sites of higher education
  • Draws upon diverse perspectives to frame key issues, challenges, and opportunities facing sustainability in higher education
  • Focuses both on successes and failures as lessons learned that can guide other institutions
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This book documents strategies for universities engaging sustainability challenges through the education of global citizens on topics such as climate change, habitat alteration, species loss, resource depletion and contamination, food access and sovereignty, economic equity, and energy use. Different disciplines and operational units often have disparate ideas in mind when they work toward advancing sustainability. For example, some disciplines focus on environmental challenges (identifying impacts to ecosystems, mitigation and remediation strategies), some on greening of industrial and commercial practices while others address social equity—often there is little effort to connect these pieces especially while considering economic impacts. This book examines how Florida Gulf Coast University has attempted to infuse sustainability across curricula and operations as an integrated concept and our successes and shortcomings are instructional for sustainability practitioners on college campuses and other industries in a wide audience.

About the authors

Katie Leone, M.A., is a systems thinker with proven success in connecting communities, organizations, and individuals to set and achieve audacious goals aimed at improving quality of life. She leads sustainability and impact programs at Collaboratory, where she works to accelerate local actions toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal targets. Her work centers on integrating sustainability as a strategic framework for solving social, economic, and environmental problems. She earned her master’s from Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability and completed a Climate Fellowship at the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute. Before joining the team at Collaboratory, Katie studied and taught abroad in Italy and South Korea. She also served as Florida Gulf Coast University’s sustainability officer, where she worked across institutional units to bridge educational and operational sustainability goals. Katie is committed to helping organizations and people transform communities by using sustainability metrics alongside stakeholder engagement processes. She is particularly experienced in food systems, climate action, education, and social equity.
Simeon  Komisar, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Program Director of Environmental Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University where he holds the Backe Chair in Renewable Energy. His research focuses on sustainable water and wastewater processes, resource recovery, sustainable design, and energy efficiency which is reflected in his teaching. He developed the course Sustainability in Engineering, required of all graduating Florida Gulf Coast University Environmental and Civil engineering students, and has taken an active role in the teaching and assessment of sustainability practices at Florida Gulf Coast University as a whole. He has headed efforts to renew the Florida Gulf Coast University’s signature course, University Colloquium—A Sustainable Future, and is actively participating in an effort to integrate sustainability across the curriculum. His courses utilize the Florida Gulf Coast University campus as a living laboratory and engage students in service-learning projects in the SW Florida community. He is an active member of the Florida Water Environment Association, the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  
Edwin M. Everham III, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Studies, in The Water School, at Florida Gulf Coast University. He teaches courses at a variety of levels across the discipline, including the capstone course—Conservation Strategies for a Sustainable Future. His scholarship focuses on the response of ecosystems to disturbances. In southwest Florida, his research has included the impacts of exotic invasion and exotic removal in wetlands, fire ecology in exotic infested systems, ecological dynamics of stormwater ponds, freshwater lake restoration and recovery, changes in herpetofauna communities through time, impacts of mosquito control on non-target species, and the response of ecosystems in SWF to hurricane disturbance. Since arriving in Florida in 1996, he has served with numerous local community organizations including: Chairman of the Estero Bay Agency on Bay Management, Fort Myers Beach Marine Resources Task Force, Calusa Nature Center, Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee, and Institute for Food and Agriculture Immokalee Field Station Agroecology Advisory Board, and is currently a Board Member for the Brandwein Institute.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-334-476-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making the Sustainable University
Book Subtitle
Trials and Tribulations
Editors
  • Katie Leone
  • Simeon Komisar
  • Edwin M. Everham III
Series Title
Education for Sustainability
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-477-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4477-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-476-1
Series ISSN
2367-1769
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 310
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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