Report from the sustainability meetings in LA: Why sustainability is THE mission

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is holding its annual meeting in the City of Angels this week.  Jesse Pyles and I flew out to represent Unity College, and to network with principals from other institutions that share the goal of bringing sustainability to higher education.  Without too much hubris, I believe that Jesse and I make a good team.  He brings an understanding of state of the art operational sustainability, while I am an advocate for the integration of Sustainability Science throughout the curriculum. Jesse’s workshop for other sustainability coordinators was well attended and a smashing success.  You may not know it, but Jesse is a rockstar among his peers.

In contrast, it seems that I have a steeper hill to climb.   Continue reading “Report from the sustainability meetings in LA: Why sustainability is THE mission”

Why leadership matters for sustainability

Recently a friend of mine asked me to help her answer the challenging question of why an individual or family should adopt the principles of sustainability in their lifestyle.  Her response has always been, “Because it is the right thing to do.” Continue reading “Why leadership matters for sustainability”