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Research Station: Bibliography

This list contains some of the many books, articles, reports, and websites that document the campus "greening" movement. A more extensive list is forthcoming. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are especially good sources for project ideas because they include case studies and a wide range of campus topics.


*Ball State University (various authors), 1996. Greening of the Campus Conference Proceedings. Muncie, IN: Ball State University.

*Ball State University (various authors), 1997. Greening of the Campus II Conference Proceedings. Muncie, IN: Ball State University.

*Ball State University (various authors), 1999. Greening of the Campus III Conference Proceedings. Muncie, IN: Ball State University.

*Creighton, Sarah Hammond, 1998. Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track Record of Universities, Colleges and Other Institutions, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

*Eagan, David J., and David W. Orr (editors), 1992. The Campus and Environmental Responsibility. New Directions for Higher Education, No. 77, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Filho, Walter Leal (editor), 1999. Sustainability and University Life, Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.

Kelly, Thomas H., 1996. "Environmental Literacy: A Guide to Constructing an Undergraduate Education." Chapter in Making a Difference College Guide, New York: Random House.

*Keniry, Julian, 1995. Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century. Wash., D.C.: National Wildlife Federation.

Orr, David W., 1992. Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Orr, David W., 1994. Earth In Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. Wash., D.C.: Island Press.

Wackernagel, Mathis and William Rees, 1996. Our Ecological Footprint, Philadelphia, PA: New Society Press.


*Brough, Holly, 1992. "Environmental Studies: Is it Academic?" World Watch, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 26-33, January/February.

*Capone, Lisa, 1991. "Magna Cum Environmentalist: The Environmental Imperative in Higher Education." E Magazine, March/April, p. 37-41.

Cortese, Anthony D., 1992. "Education for an Environmentally Sustainable Future." Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 26, No. 6, p. 1108-1114.

DeBell, Jack, 1994. "Coming of Age: Recycling on Campus," Resource Recycling, Vol. 13, No. 9, p. 44+.

*Keniry, Julian, 1993. "Environmental Movement Booming on Campuses." Change. September/October, 1993, p. 42-49.

Lerner, Steve, 1994. "Life Studies: Student Greens Get Practical at the University of Wisconsin." Amicus Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 36-41, Spring.

*Mansfield, William H. III, 1998. "Taking the University to Task," World Watch, Vol. 11, No. 3, May/June, p. 24-30.

*Orr, David W., 1990. "The Liberal Arts, the Campus, and the Biosphere." Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 60, No. 2.

Orr, David W., 1991. "What is Education For? Six Myths About the Foundations of Modern Education, and Six New Principles to Replace Them." In Context, No. 27, p. 52-55.

Orr, David W., 1993. "Architecture as Pedagogy." Conservation Biology, Vol. 7, No. 2, p.226-228, June.

*Orr, David W., 1995. "Educating for the Environment: Higher Education's Challenge of the Next Century." Change, Vol. 27, No. 3, p. 43-46, May/June.

Perrin, Noel, 1992. "Colleges Are Doing Pitifully Little to Protect the Environment." The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 39, No. 10, October 28, pp. B3-4.

Simpson, Walter, 1996. "Environmental Stewardship and the Green Campus," Facilities Manager, January.


*Heinz Family Foundation, 1995. Blueprint for a Green Campus: The Campus Earth Summit Initiatives for Higher Education.

*David Eagan and Julian Keniry. 1998. Green Investment, Green Return: How Practical Conservation Projects Save Millions on America's Campuses. Wash., D.C: National Wildlife Federation.

*Strauss, Benjamin H. 1996. The Class of 2000 Report: Environmental Education, Practices and Activism on Campus. New York: Nathan Cummings Foundation.


*Brown is Green, Brown University, (Providence, Rhode Island)

Dartmouth College, (Hanover, New Hampshire), Environmental Policies for College Operations

*University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) Greening the Maize and Blue, NRE 306 (Fall 1995) Student Project Executive Summaries

*Tulane University, Greening the Campus: Institutional Environmental Change at Tulane University, by Aaron S. Allen, 1999.

California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies

*University of Waterloo, Ontario, "WATgreen" Program

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