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Table of Tips Section I. Defining Sustainability Introduce the Notion That We Are Nature Use the Eco-Sphere to Visualize Sustainability Create a Common Language Begin With the Fundamentals Help Others Listen to the Elders Section II. Historical Perspectives Make the Case for Possibility Add Missing Voices Revisit Big, Unresolved Questions Travel Back to the Future Conduct the Twentieth-Century Experiment Talk About What We Once Had Section III. Systems, Synergy, and Visions View the World Through a Systems Lens Connect the Dots Use Leverage Points Recognize the Chain of Custody Connect Capitalism and Sustainability Envision Finding Your Way Out of a Disaster Assign a Voice for the Future Seek Out Visionary Efforts Consider the Wealth of a Nation Section IV. Economics and Consumption Explore a Living Economy Use an Ecological Measure of Consumption Change the Cost Paradigm Show How Sustainability Contributes to Staying "In the Black" Understand Synergistic Relationships Recognize the Power Of Consumers As Agents of Change Promote Inclusive Prosperity Pick Low-Hanging Fruit First Address Disparities Compare Needs With Wants Explore Community-Based Social Marketing Section V. Design, Nature, and Buildings See Nature As a Mentor Build on Nature's Lead Remember the Pen is Mightier Than the Sword, but the Wrench Is Mightier Still Understand How Classrooms Can Teach Reframe Conventional Design Create Spaces That Love You Back "Leed" by Example A Building That Allows Students to Teach View Biology Through a New Lens Section VI. Ethics, Values, and the Sacred Rethink Basic Rights Nurture an Ethic for Nature Explore What Informs Revered Leaders Align Values and Actions See Enemies As Potential Allies Plant Hope Use Precaution As Wisdom Acknowledge Grief, Invite Connection Brainstorm a "Should" List Find Ways to Use Faith Read Sacred Texts Section VII. Personal Responsibility and Empowerment Understand the Tipping Point Realize That Objects In Mirror Are More Important Than They Appear Aim to Inspire Loosen Up on Expectations Remember to Save the Humans Identify New Leaders Write the President Pause, and Reflect, but Keep Moving Section VIII. Plan Ahead Think About Your Goals Remember There's More to Education Take Advantage of Technology Bring Your Students on Business Trips Virtually Choose Texts Carefully Section IX. Approaches and Assessments Explore Multiple Approaches to Powerful Ideas Use Active, Student-Led Exercises Let the Poets Speak Implement the Ten-Second Lab Use Guests and Films to Offer Diverse Perspectives Invent Games and Have a Little Fun Put on Your Guide Hat Trust Your Gut Generate New Data Section X. Learning Through Experience Experience It! Connect Learning and Service Unravel the Gordian Knot Make It Rich and Keep It Wild Take That Leap of Faith Question Assumptions Focus the Group Focus On Investigations Treat the Rest of the World Like Paradise Develop Natural Schoolyards Section XI. The Positive Learning Climate Support Fair-Weather Learning Nurture a Love Of Place Practice Acceptance Face Problems Build on Peacemaking Go for the "Jazz" Look Ahead With Hope Section XII. Awareness and Consciousness Expansion Build on Experience Take the Ecological Footprint Quiz Conduct an Ecological Footprint Audit Discuss Full-Cost Accounting Explore What's in Everyday Products Consider Scale and Energy Consumption Identify Services Provided by Nature Recognize That Size Matters Look Twice at What's Disturbing Section XIII. Effective Communication Widen Participation Emphasize Soft Skills and Hard Sciences Equally Teach How to Negotiate Share Like a Friend Be Honest Share What Has Touched You Encourage Specificity Encourage All Writing Make It Worthy Of Media Attention Section XIV. Cooperation and Collaboration Turn "Bullets" Into "Bridges" Play Games to Illustrate Collaboration Create Community Collaborations Design a Better World Together Tie Classes and Programs Together View Conflict As Change Agent Section XV. Community and a Sense of Place Keep It in the Neighborhood Get Into "We" Mode Recognize Waste Trace the Roots of Lunch Rediscover Local Agriculture Walk Your Watershed Compost Think Local, Fun, High-Tech, and Free Enlarge Perspectives Section XVI. Critical and Creative Thinking Teach How to Think, Not What to Think Get to the Root Change Periods Into Question Marks Focus on Imagination Go for Understanding Study Controversial Issues Be a Wide-Eyed Skeptic and Demand Precision Investigate Campus Ecology Blur Lines of Distinction Between Disciplines Use Creative Works to Spark Debate Make Debates Public and Inclusive Progress Logically Teach Good Reasoning Section XVII. Supporting Change Lead Reform and (R)Evolution Influence Others Train Activists for Life Create a Peer Culture of Behavior Change Become the Demand Envision Change Use "Team Wonder Bike" As a Model Walk the Talk Sweat the Small Stuff Be a Prayer Continue the Tips
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Sustainable development -- Study and teaching.