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Weaving sustainability into the curriculum.
Green Threads: Sustainability Across the Curriculum
Green Threads is an on-going series of workshops for all UofL faculty sponsored by the Sustainability Council's Education & Research Committee. The program is designed to expose faculty to sustainability issues and help them weave sustainability themes into existing courses or to create new courses focused on sustainability. Download 2016 Green Threads Invitation & Application here.
Participants receive inspiration, resources, and mutual support. Incentives also include an honorarium of $500 (for UofL Faculty only), a series of workshops and tours with local food meals, and resource materials on sustainability.
Sustainability in the Classroom
Are you interested in sustainability issues related to environmental, social, and economic stewardship? Are you thinking of adapting a course to incorporate such concerns or creating a new course to focus on issues of sustainability? If so, we invite you to participate in Green Threads: Sustainability across the Curriculum. This faculty development workshop, sponsored by UofL’s Sustainability Council, has been run annually since 2009, and we are currently recruiting a new cohort of participants for 2016-2017.
**Note: This workshop is now open to part-time and non-tenure-track faculty, as well as GTA Academy participants!
Green Threads is an all-day workshop typically held on Spring Reading Day.
Recommended Reading: David Orr "What is Education For?"
The Sustainability Council invites full- & part-time faculty as well as GTA Academy participants from all disciplines to participate in the Green Threads workshop. The process of bringing faculty together to discuss sustainability across the curriculum was pioneered at Northern Arizona University (Ponderosa Project) and Emory University (Piedmont Project), and their approach has garnered national attention for engaging faculty in collegial experiences leading to curricular change. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of ways to embed issues of sustainability into the curriculum and into our classrooms.
Green Threads is an all-day workshop that will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016. Participants will receive an honorarium of $500 (for UofL faculty only), information on local and regional sustainability issues, local sustainability tours, and resource materials. Previous participants have evaluated this workshop as intellectually stimulating, exciting, and providing a valuable new network of faculty interested in sustainability from across the disciplines!
Workshop Applications: Please submit an application (download here) with your department Chair’s approval that includes a description of how you’re considering changing an existing course or the new course you’d like to develop by Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 to Margaret Carreiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Green Threads participants must agree to:
(1) Participate in the day-long workshop.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Those who have gone through the Green Threads program come from many disciplines and are great people to ask about weaving themes of sustainability into your courses. Many have also offered to guest lecturer in your classes on the topics listed below. Feel free to contact them directly for help. Green Threaders include:
The Education & Research committee has acquired the full set of excellent course books produced by the Northwest Earth Institute and is eager to loan them out to anyone at UofL interested in weaving sustainability into their courses or educational events. Contact Justin Mog at 502-852-8575502-852-8575 or justin.mog (at) louisville.edu. Course books available include:
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