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DANS - the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability

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January 9, 2020

DANS - the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability is comprised of more than forty academic societies that focus on how to educate for a future of healthier ecosystems, social systems and economies. Each academic discipline has a unique and important role in education and research to help accomplish the UN sustainable development goals.

The items below are important opportunities and resources for AAA members. Please use these resources and others to follow to enhance environmental and sustainability curricula at your college or university. 

Educating for a Sustainable Future 

The Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS) launched its updated page of free resources for faculty! More than forty academic societies in DANS contributed to these materials. You can educate your students about a more sustainable future of healthier ecosystems, social systems and economies. Check out the educational resources for specific academic areas and for interdisciplinary approaches.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Resources

The transition from a linear take-make-waste economy to a restorative and regenerative circular economy is essential to the future of our global resources. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has curated a suite of resources to help navigate this topic. The resources have been co-developed with universities such as Stanford, Berkeley and Yale and are free to download and be used as teaching materials for undergraduate through to professional learning courses. 

Higher Education resources: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/our-work/activities/universities/higher-education-resources

Circular Economy Learning hub: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/explore

Thriving Earth Exchange

Thriving Earth Exchange connects scientists, faculty, and graduate students with communities to form collaborative, impactful community-driven partnerships about sustainability and resilience on a wide variety of topics. Community science projects launched through Thriving Earth Exchange use science to advance community priorities and are part of the growing movement toward engaged, community-driven science. Please contact them as follows:



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