Understanding Sustainability

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AAAS. 2014. What we know: The reality, risks and response to climate change. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Climate Science Panel, Washington, D.C. [PDF

AASHE. 2010. "Sustainability Curriculum in Higher Education: A Call to Action." Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Denver, Colorado. [PDF] [video of 2010 conference]

Abbasi, Daniel R. 2006. Americans and Climate Change: Closing the Gap between Science and Action. A Synthesis of Insights and Recommendations from the 2005 Yale Forestry & Environmental Studies Conference on Climate Change. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, Connecticut. [PDF]

Abbey, Edward. 1968. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. McGraw-Hill, New York. [excerpt]

Abbott, J. Anthony and Kiryssa Kasprzyk. 2012. "Hot Air: University Climate Action Plans and Disarticulated Federalism." The Professional Geographer 64(4):572-585.

  • "... states with aggressive climate policy foster aggressive policy within their academies. Reflection on the national scale suggests that although state policies help combat climate change, they could be more significant if articulated within a more comprehensive national policy." (p. 572)

Abdallah, Saamah, Sam Thompson, Juliet Michaelson, Nic Marks, and Nicola Steuer. 2009. The Happy Planet Index 2.0: Why Good Lives Don’t Have to Cost the Earth. New Economics Foundation, London. [news article 1] [news article 2] [Nic Marks presentation on TedTalks]

Abel, Nick, David Cumming, and John M. Anderies. 2006. "Collapse and Reorganization in Social-Ecological Systems: Questions, some Ideas, and Policy Implications." Ecology and Society 11(1):17.

  • "Although we found the adaptive cycle, and complex system theory in general, to be useful integrating frameworks, disciplinary theories are required to explain causes and effects in specific cases." (p. 1) [Note: speaks to the importance of trans-disciplinary research.]
  • "When a system is in the backloop and the aim is to recover without a regime change, the focus should obviously be on conserving or investing in the elements of capital critical for this recovery. If the aim is to shift regimes or to transform, then there will be a need to invest in the elements of capital that support those changes. It will also be necessary to disinvest in the capitals that maintained the previous regime. The political difficulty of doing this is why SESs so often remain maladapted to current conditions and opportunities, to the point of collapse." (p. 21)

Abel, Nick, M. Gachugu, A. Langston, D. Freudenberger, M. Howden, and S. Marsden. 2002. "Policies, Planning and Institutions for Sustainable Resource Use: A Participatory Approach." Pages 221-234 in A.C. Grice and K.C. Hodgkinson (eds.), Global Rangelands: Progress and Prospects, CAB International, Wallingford, U.K.

Aber, John, Tom Kelly, and Bruce Mallory (eds.). 2009. The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future. University of New Hampshire Press, Durham. [Chapter one by T. Kelly (PDF)]

Abercrombie, Steve. 2008. "Pesticide-Free Campuses." Pages 233-244 in W. Simpson (ed.), The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability. APPA, Alexandria, Virginia. [PDF]

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