CCCC Academic Program Resource List was created to assist instructors integrating Sustainability into their curriculum and courses. Faculty who would like to share additional resources should send links to Laura Lauffer at email@example.com.
350.org is an international campaign building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis. In addition to downloadable information explaining the science of carbon emissions, 350.org has guidelines on how to create a community Climate Action Plan and get community and local government involved in creating solutions to help reverse global warming. Online at: www.350.org.return to top
The CLEAN project, a part of the National Science Digital Library, provides a scientifically and pedagogically reviewed collection of climate science, climate change, and energy awareness resources coupled with the tools (videos, course outlines, outcomes, discussion questions, etc.) to enable an online community to share and discuss teaching about climate and energy science. And most helpful, easily integrate these tools into your courses. Resources include National Geographic, Smithsonian Institute, NOAA, and class projects used in classes. Online at: The CLEAN Project.return to top
An update on the Green Jobs Movement, Greener Reality pulls aside the curtains of hype and derision to show a very real, very possible, very promising greener economy, hindered in its development (and job-creation capacity) by political myopia and economic malaise. It is not a defense of green jobs, but a frank assessment of the human capital required to build a greener and more generous America. Green Jobs, Equity, 2012 Update, online at: Greener Reality: Jobs, Skills, and Equity in a Cleaner U.S. Economy.return to top
NASA has gathered numerous video, graphic and interactive educational resources to explain climate change and concurrent global implications. Online at: climate.nasa.gov.return to top
NC-NET Green Technology (NC Community College System). Green is a term that may be defined broadly as any practice that minimizes impact on the environment. Industries using green technologies generally have stricter than average definitions covering resource conservation, energy efficiency and public health. These webpages provide helpful suggestions and teaching materials for "greening" both the classroom and the institution.
Visit the data finder on this website to access excellent population data for all regions of the world. Data about population trends, health, education, and other topics can be displayed as rankings, maps, or bar graphs. Online at: www.prb.org.return to top
An initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica, the Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center aims to advance sustainability and green workforce development practices at community colleges by sharing innovative models and resources and building the capacity of college administrators, faculty, and staff to contribute as leaders. Course resources can be found at: theseedcenter.org/Resources.return to top
NC-NET offers self-paced modules that can be accessed through the NC-NET Blackboard server. Log in with the user name faculty and the password nc-net. Once connected, you can view the courses by topic or alphabetically by title.
Course resources can be found at: www.nc-net.info/green.php.return to top
Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You will find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities. Sustainability issues are covered in depth here from social justice, public health, economics, environment etc. Resources include NOVA, Frontline, Nature, Wide Angle, and more. CCCC is listed as a partner. Online at: www.teachersdomain.org/.return to top
The Union of Concerned Scientists provides an excellent summary of the highlights of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. These include the affects of climate change on water supplies and people, threats to species, and changes to food production. Online at: http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/science/findings-of-the-ipcc-fourth-2.html.return to top
Visit the Climate and Oceans section of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to view informative articles about a host of climate change research and data, especially as it relates to oceans. Online at: www.whoi.edu.return to top
The World Resources Institute offers much demographic and environmental information on countries around the world, including charts and maps. Its Earth Trends section presents individual country profiles. Sections that particularly relate to Plan B include Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems; Population, Health, and Human Well-being; Economics, Resources, and the Environment; Climate and Atmosphere; Energy and Resources; and Agriculture and Food. Online at: http://www.wri.org.return to top
Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized for their fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Their website section on Vital Signs includes short summaries of global trends they are watching. Online at: www.worldwatch.org.return to top