The Earth Charter is an international declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century.
UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (DESD) (2005-2014)
In December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring a “Decade of Education for Sustainable Development” to begin on January 1, 2005. The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) served as the lead agency of this Decade, and nations were encouraged to establish their own Decade-oriented initiatives. See UNESCO Final Report.
Sulitest provides higher education institutions, companies and other organization around the world with an internationally recognized and locally relevant tool to measure and improve sustainability literacy for all their students, employees and members. See Sulitest Concept Note.
SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE (SAQ)
The SAQ is a qualitative questionnaire designed to help you assess the extent to which your college or university is sustainable.
ULSF ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
Higher Education: More and More Laboratories for Inventing a Sustainable Future (PDF)
By Wynn Calder and Julian Dautremont-Smith. From the book, Agenda for a Sustainable America, John C. Dernbach, Ed., Environmental Law Institute, 2009.
Progress Toward Sustainability in Higher Education: A United States Assessment (PDF)
By Wynn Calder and Richard Clugston. From the book, Stumbling Toward Sustainability, John C. Dernbach ed., published by the Environmental Law Institute © 2002.
Teaching Sustainability with the Earth Charter (PDF)
By Richard M. Clugston, Wynn Calder & Peter Blaze Corcoran. From the book, Teaching Sustainability at Universities: Towards Curriculum Greening, Walter Leal Filho ed., published by Peter Lang © 2002.
Critical Dimensions of Sustainability in Higher Education (PDF)
By Richard M. Clugston and Wynn Calder. From the book, Sustainability and University Life, Walter Leal Filho ed., published by Peter Lang © 1999.
JOURNALS AND REPORTS
The Declaration served as ULSF’s biannual report from 1996 to 2005. The Declaration offered in-depth articles on current sustainability initiatives in curriculum, research, operations and outreach at higher education institutions around the world. CLICK on the link to view our archive of articles.
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE)
IJSHE is the first fully refereed academic journal for the analysis of environmental and sustainability programs and initiatives at colleges and universities worldwide.
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development (JESD)
JESD is a forum for academics and practitioners to share and critique innovations in thinking and practice in the emerging field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). A peer-reviewed international journal, JESD aims at global readership and is published twice a year.
Solutions is an online and hard-copy journal and magazine providing substantive discussion on the integrated design and analysis of human social and economic systems, ecological systems, urban environments and building and all other components of the earth system to achieve a desirable and sustainable human future. Solutions is a ULSF partner.