University of Dubuque


Campus Sustainability Resources

Below is a selective list of books, articles, and organizations related to campus sustainability.  Contact Anne Marie Gruber at or your department's librarian to suggest additions, if you need to place material on reserve, for office delivery of library materials, or if you need a list of available materials on a particular topic.

Selected Books


Sustainability on campus: Stories and strategies for change
Barlett, P. F. (2004). 
Cambridge, MA: MIT
LB 3223.3 .S89 2004   
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The sustainability curriculum: The challenge for higher education
Blewitt, J. & C. Cullingford. (2004). 
London: Earthscan.
GE 70 .S875 2004  
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Higher education and the challenge of sustainability: Problematics, promise and practice
Corcoran, P. B. & A. E. J. Wals (Eds.). (2004). 
New York: Springer.
LB 2324 .H54 2004  
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Sustainability and university life.  
Filho, W. L. (Ed.). (2000).
New York: Peter Lang Pub.
GE 300 .S87 2000 
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Inside and out: Universities and education for sustainable development.
Forrant, R. & L. Silka. (2006).
New York: Baywood.
LC 237 .I57 2006 
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Advancing sustainability in higher education.  
Litten, L. H. & D. G. Terkla (Eds.). (2007).
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
LB 2324 .A34 2007 
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Earth in mind: On education, environment, and the human prospect
Orr, D. W. (2004).
Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
GE 70 .O77 2004 
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Degrees that matter: Climate change and the university.
Rappaport, A. (2007).
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
QC 981.8 .C5 R367 2007  
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Planet U: Sustaining the world, reinventing the university.
Starke, J. (2006).
Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Pub.
LC 189 .M48 2006  
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Selected Articles

Agron, J. (2006, June). LEEDing the way. American School & University, 78(11), 6.

Alshuwaikhat, H., & Abubakar, I. (2008, November). An integrated approach to achieving campus sustainability: assessment of the current campus environmental management practices. Journal of Cleaner Production, 16(16), 1777-1785.

Beringer, A., & Adomssent, M. (2008, December). Sustainable university research and development: inspecting sustainability in higher education research. Environmental Education Research, 14(6), 607-623.

Buttenwieser, S. (2008, Winter). Greening the ivory tower. Earth Island Journal, 22(4), 34-38.

The campus sustainability movement is growing. (2008, February). Student Affairs Leader, 36(3), 5.

Carlson, S. (2008, January 18). Small colleges worry about cost of sustainability. Chronicle of Higher Education, 54(19), A14.

Carlson, S. (2008, September 5). Colleges get greener in operations, but teaching sustainability declines. Chronicle of Higher Education, 55(2), A25.

Ezarik, M. (2007, February). Building for campus and community. University Business, 10(2), 32-33.

Herrmann, M. (2008, April). Getting a star for sustainability. University Business, 11(4), 16.

Higher education for sustainability: Seeking affective learning outcomes. (2008, January). International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 9(1), 87-98.

Lipka, S. (2006, October 20). Students call for action on campuses. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(9), 11.

Monastersky, R. (2007, June 22). More college leaders sign climate pledge. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(42), A30.

Library Databases

Academic Search Premier
Comprehensive index to scholarly journals and popular magazines in all academic disciplines. 4,365 titles indexed (3,228 peer-reviewed) and 3,432 full-text (2,568 peer-reviewed). Updated daily. Limited coverage before 1990.

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.  

JSTOR I, II, III, IV, and the Life Sciences Collections provide full text access to core journals in the social sciences, the humanities, and the sciences as well as journals in biology, ecology, health, geography, law, mathematics, and statistics. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.

Lexis/Nexis Academic
Wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, with full text of 2,000 journals and magazines. Especially good for legal research.

Selected Associations and Organizations

American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Campus Ecology Project (National Wildlife Federation)

Campus Sustainability Assessment Project

Climate Planning for Campusus: A How To Guide (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)

College Sustainability Report Card

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC)

The Role of IT in Campus Sustainability Efforts (Educause white paper)

Society for College and University Planning

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability