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Title: Interdisciplinary Environmental Education: Communicating and Applying Energy Efficiency for Sustainability
Authors: Pearce, Joshua M.
Russill, Chris

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Keywords: service learning
interdisciplinary
energy efficiency
sustainability
environmental education
environmental communication
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group
Citation: Joshua M. Pearce and Chris Russill, “Interdisciplinary Environmental Education: Communicating and Applying Energy Efficiency for Sustainability”, Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 4(1), 65-72, 2005.
Abstract: This paper 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/5308
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