A Guide for Applied Sustainability Learning Projects

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This How-To Guide provides a step-by-step framework for how applied learning for sustainability programs can be designed, built and scaled around two interconnected goals:

  1. Provide students with exceptional learning experiences in sustainability;

  2. Contribute to workable sustainability solutions that support tangible sustainability outcomes on campus and the surrounding community.

The publication brings together lessons from on-the-ground management of applied learning for sustainability programs across the US and Canada with literature related to sustainability science, sustainability pedagogy, change management and partnership development.

This guide was written by Fletcher Beaudoin of Portland State University and Katja Brundiers of Arizona State University, and was edited by AASHE. The writers and editors would like to thank everyone who provided valuable insights, resources and images to make this publication possible.