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Interdisciplinary Environmental Education: Communicating and Applying Energy Efficiency for Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Environmental Education: Communicating and Applying Energy Efficiency for Sustainability (2011)
  • Joshua M. Pearce, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Chris Russill, University of Otago
Abstract
This article demonstrates that interdisciplinary alliances on environmental education projects can effectively address the gap between complex environmental problems in the real world and disciplinary curricula in a university. We describe an alliance between an advanced communication course and a general science course wherein we addressed interconnections of energy efficiency, economics, and global climate change with respect to their impact on individuals, local businesses, and society. This project established that an interdisciplinary environmental project focused on local solutions to global problems is both a valuable learning tool for students and an effective method of accelerating the application of appropriate technologies.
Keywords
  • environmental communication,
  • environmental education,
  • interdisciplinary,
  • sustainability
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Publication Date
October, 2011
Publisher Statement
Preprint uploaded here in compliance with publisher policies. Publisher's version of record: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15330150590911412
Citation Information
Joshua M. Pearce and Chris Russill. "Interdisciplinary Environmental Education: Communicating and Applying Energy Efficiency for Sustainability" Interdisciplinary Environmental Education: Communicating and Applying Energy Efficiency for Sustainability Vol. 4 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jmpearce/94/