Useful resources for integrating sustainability through problem-based learning communities

For a number of reasons, which I’ll discuss in another post, I believe that one of the best ways to integrate sustainability and the skills desired by employers that are thinking about sustainability is through problem-based learning communities. I’ve included links to several online resources below, which are intended to make it a little easier to put this into practice. Do you know of other resources that you would like to share? This post is a work in progress and will continue to grow.


Sustainability, US EPA

Environmental Justice, US EPA

OSPI K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education

OSPI Examples of Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education in Washington State

Greg Möller’s online open course, Principles of Sustainability, at the University of Idaho

Peter Graf’s online open Sustainability and Business Innovation course at openSAP




Systems Thinking

Linking(Thinking) from WWF

Sustainable Tomorrow

Vensim systems modeling and simulation software from Ventana Systems, Inc.

Insight Maker is a browser-based modeling and simulation option




Problem-based Learning

PBL Simplified Visually


National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Making Learning Real with Problem-Based Case Learning

Enduring Legacies: Native Case Studies

SC ATE Technology Gateway

PBL Projects at the New England Board of Higher Education

Learn PBL Now

Problem-Based Learning for Nursing Students

PBL in Criminal Justice

Dan Tries Problem-Based Learning



Learning Communities

The National Resource Center for Learning Communities from the Washington Center at The Evergreen State College

Learning Communities Research and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal






This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1400699.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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