Sustainability Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources on climate change, sustainability, and environmental justice

  • Environmental Justice Teaching Resources The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, through the research efforts of CEJS Faculty Fellow Dr. Trileigh Tucker, manages this Environmental Justice Teaching Resource (EJTR). For information about adding your course reflections and syllabi to the database, please contact the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability at
  • AASHE Course materials, searchable by topic: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has created a course materials library showcases assignments, exercises, presentations, syllabi and other learning materials related to sustainability. SU is a member of AASHE. Contact CEJS at for login access.
  • #MAKECLIMATEACLASS with these toolkits. Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy has created teacher guides to integrate climate change, climate solutions, and climate justice into YOUR course. Teaching Film? Music? Art? English? Business? Theater? Spanish? Sociology? Find your teacher guide and Make Climate a Class.
  • Teaching collections from SolutionsU by climate solutions topics. These collections of solutions journalism stories were specially curated for educators or community leaders to use within groups of students, citizens, and changemakers. Each collection includes five or more stories, a description, discussion questions and notes. Topics include the UN Sustainable Development Goals; building racial equity; Project Drawdown's 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming; pandemic responses; and more. 
  • Factsheets by the University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems (2020 edition): The University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems has developed since 2001 a growing set of factsheets that cover topics including energy, water, food, waste, buildings, materials, and transportation systems. Each factsheet presents important patterns of use, life cycle impacts and sustainable solutions. They are designed to inform policymakers, business professionals, students and teachers. The factsheets are peer-reviewed and updated annually. The 2020 edition contains more than 2400 facts and 130 graphics compiled from 950 sources.

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