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Real-World Learning Experiences site helps professors teach hands-on sustainability

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June 26, 2018

Four students stand on a hillside and look off to the horizonAs a professor, it can be hard to implement real-world projects and activities into lesson plans. That’s why a team of Arizona State University sustainability researchers, staff and students created a website, “Real-World Learning Experiences for Sustainability,” to help instructors design different kinds of applied projects and implement them into coursework.

“We wanted this to be an open access tool to help facilitate real-world learning — not just at ASU, but anywhere in the world,” said Sydney Lines, Project Coordinator for Sustainability Connect, a platform for applied projects in sustainability problem solving at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Lines designed the RWLE website using content developed by Katja Brundiers, a School of Sustainability Assistant Research Professor; Aaron Redman, a School of Sustainability doctoral student; and Dorothy Trippel Broomall, a School of Sustainability alumnus and adjunct faculty member.

The RWLE are divided into four levels: beginner to advanced, or freshman to senior. Each level revolves around a different concept: bringing the world into the classroom, visiting the world, simulating the world and engaging the world. The website provides a toolkit for each level of learning, including activities connected to the School of Sustainability’s core competencies, downloadable resources, links to videos and other assets, and featured real-world examples.

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Tonto National Forest Public Meetings

Sustainability Connect News

September 23, 2016

Tonto National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a series of upcoming meetings in Arizona and want to make sure the larger community is aware of the public involvement opportunity to lend their voice to the Forest Plan Revision for Tonto National Forest.

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Project Grants for MSUS Students

Sustainability Connect News

August 1, 2016

Tiny House

The Stardust Center for Affordable Homes & the Family is offering grants to Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS) students who participate in MSUS Culminating Experience projects that focus on affordable housing and community well-being. Starting in Fall of 2016, applications for the $1,500 (per student/per semester) grants will be open.

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Spotlight: Aaron Redman

Sustainability Connect News

June 22, 2016

Aaron Redman is a PhD student in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. He studies how individual attitudes, values and actions interact with policies and development interventions to modify the sustainability of the outcomes and the potential for long term success.

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Make ASU's Campus Sustainable!

Sustainability Connect News

July 22, 2014

Jehn tour

ASU offers an exciting, new opportunity for students to apply for funding by proposing projects that make any of the ASU campuses more sustainable. ASU invests in convincing projects through the Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund (SIRF). The SIRF mission is to be a project showcase that proves that sustainability is good business—by investing in projects that have direct impact on expanding campus sustainability.

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