The Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain aims to help students create sustainable communities, where humans and nature flourish in the present and future. Toward that aim, SLS supports faculty to incorporate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into their teaching. ESD “empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity” and focuses on “learning by doing” (UNESCO). This resource list is intended to support course design and redesign that integrates sustainability education and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with disciplinary course content. In addition to the resources provided below, toolkit visitors interested in ESD may also want to review the following tool: SLS Resource List: U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.


Helpful Resources on Education for Sustainable Development


ESD Scholarly Framework


Resources for Integrating ESD in your Teaching


Resources for Integrating ESD at the Institutional Level


Resources from Other Universities


ESD Course Design Resources

Example Syllabi

Examples of SDG Projects

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