Umweltbildung, Umwelt-
kommunikation und

Environmental Education,
Communication and

Herausgegeben von
Edited by
Walter Leal Filho

Zur Zeit in Vorbereitung:

Band 26 · U. Azeiteiro / F. Gonçalves / W. Leal Filho / F. Morgado (eds.)
Science and Environmental Education

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. Approx. 280 pp.
ISBN 3-631-55406-0 / 0-8204-9930-7 · hardback approx. € 46.–

Bereits erschienene Bände:

Band 25 · Walter Leal Filho / Mario Salomone (eds.)
Innovative Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 282 pp., 16 fig.
ISBN 3-631-55311-0 / US-ISBN 0-8204-9919-6 · hardback, clothbound € 46.–

The present book is a compilation of some of the key note speeches and papers delivered at the Third World Environmental Education Congress – 3rd WEEC (Turin, Italy, 3-6 October 2005). It includes a number of the contributions in various subjects discussed at the Congress, whose lead theme was Educational paths towards Sustainability. This book documents the wide range of topics in the field of environmental education discussed at the event, with a special emphasis to the scientific, educational and participatory aspects presented at the Congress and considers how they are linked with sustainable development. The Third World Environmental Education Congress was a further, positive step forward towards the cause of promoting environmental education across the world. The experiences gathered and documented in this book, which is a concrete contribution towards the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, want to raise further interest and catalyse further projects and initiatives all over the world.

Contents: Walter Leal Filho/Mario Salomone: Innovative approaches to education for sustainable development · Mario Salomone: "Governance" and sustainable society the role of education in politics and the economy · Klaus Hübner: Learning to shape life · Antonella Bachiorri/Cristina Bondavalli/Alessandra Pugliesi/Silvia Selmi: Scuola 10 e lode, an environmental-certification project for schools in the Emilia Romagna Region (Italy) · Elisabetta Falchetti/Nicola Margnelli: Park, yes or no? A teaching experience on a socio-environmental conflict. Introduction and theoretical guide-lines · David B. Zandvliet/David R. Brown: Islands of discourse: case studies of an ecological framework for environmental education · Vienola Vuokko: Promoting environmental education at kindergarten level in Savonlinna, Finland and in Saku, Estonia · Chrysanthi Kadji-Beltran/Constantinos P. Constantinou/Petra Lindemann-Matthies/Zacharias Zacharia: Diversity in environmental education: the pre-service training of the primary school teachers · Monica Camuffo/Paola Minoia/Gabriele Zanetto/Gonzalo Malvarez: Educom@med: education in coastal management for the Mediterranean · Marco Rieckmann: Education for Sustainable Development in Preschool Institutions. Development and testing of a training concept for Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) · Elena Camino/Giuseppe Barbiero/Marta Angelotti/Laura Colucci-Gray: An innovative experience of training in sustainability, addressed to PhD students involved in environmental research · Arundhati Vishwasrao/Alaka Gadgil: Revitalizing the philosophy of the Gurukul System for effective Environmental Education · Shailesh Shukla/James S. Gardner: Community-based approaches to environmental education: lessons for socially critical education and biodiversity conservation · Heidi Mardon/Pamela Williams: Sustainable relationships. The key to the success of the New Zealand Enviroschools Programme · Eric Deche: Education for Sustainable Development learning for Sustainable Living in Kenya. A project of nature Kenya (East African Natural History Society) · Mary Murphy: From Ijoni to eco warrior: the impact of South Africa‘s reconciliation on environmental education · Heila Lotz-Sisitka: Engaging ambivalence: Environment in South Africa‘s new national curriculum state-ment · Giorgio Matricardi/Nello Agosta/Agostino Barletta/Barbara Comparini/Edoardo Canavese/Rita Porro: Urban green as a place of active citizenship practice: experiences in Genoa (Italy) · Kriszta Vásárhelyi/Gabriella Ádám: NGO contribution to realisation of governmental tasks in Environmental Education in Hungary · Sari Kemppainen: The YTV Waste Prevention Strategy 2007 · Jordi Segalàs/Didac Ferrer-Balas/Karel Mulder: Curriculum greening in engineering education. Experiences from Dutch and Spanish technological universities · João Luiz de Moraes Hoeffel/Almerinda Antonia Barbosa Ladini/Micheli Kowalczuk Machado/Jussara Christina Reis/Karina Andréa de Carvalho: Ideas of nature, tourism and environmental education. A study in the Cantareira system environmental protection area · Pio Russo Krauss/Guido Liotti/Aldo Aimone: Educational campaign about the plan against the acoustic pollution in Napoli (Italy) · Richard Kool/Elin Kelsey: Dealing with despair: the psychological implications of environmental issues · Shih-Tsen Liu/Matthew S. Kaplan/Huei-Hsu Wu: Effectiveness of an intergenerational approach for enhancing knowledge and improving attitudes toward the environment: study in the US and Taiwan · Aitor Albizu Intxausti/José Manuel Gutierrez Bastida: Self-regulation of attitudes in education for sustainable development · Theodore Alexiou/Yiannis Gailas: Curricula and Interdisciplinary Educational Environmental Programs: The Case of Constructing Awareness at a Remote Island Community · Igor Hadjamberdiev/Muzofar Isobaev: A Pilot Contemporary Courses in Central Asia · Pavlos Chrambanis/Ioulia Balaska: Environmental sensitisation of pupils within the innovative approach of Genathlon Center · Biodun Ogunyemi/Kolawole Raheem: Rural poverty, illiteracy and the quest for forest resource conservation in Nigeria · Anna Birney: «Pathways» to change. Report of the supporting schools programme 2004/05 · Rohan H. Wickramasinghe: Traditional Knowledge and Environmental Education and practice in Sri Lanka · Katarzyna Potyrala/Alicja Walosik: Creating students‘ attitudes during the realization of ecological project.

Band 24 · Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
Innovation, Education and Communication for Sustainable Development

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 759 pp., num. fig. and graphs
ISBN 3-631-55644-6 / US-ISBN 0-8204-8716-3 · hardback, clothbound € 88.–

Education for Sustainable Development presents a vision of education that seeks to empower people to assume responsibility for creating a sustainable future. There are many different stakeholders in sustainable development whose participation is essential if long-term developments are to be achieved: governments and intergovernmental bodies, the mass media, the civil society and non-governmental organizations, the private sector and formal education institutions (i.e. schools, universities, research and training institutes). But despite the need for concerted efforts, truly cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary projects and practical activities are seldom seen. In addition, there are few publications where the subject matters of education, innovation and communication – as they apply to sustainable development – are approached in an integrated way. This book combines approaches, methods and analyses which illustrate the contribution of innovation, education and communication to the cause of sustainable development. It is prepared as part of the INTERREG IIIB (North Sea) Project „SmartLIFE“, a partnership between three EU regions – Germany, Sweden and the UK. It is also a further means of support to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, since there is a paucity of academic and at the same time practice-related books which go over and above the theory of education and of sustainable development and move on to address the various problems related to it.

Contents: Michael Atchia: Environment, Education and Peace · Eugenia Aloj/Mariagrazia De Castro/Anna Zollo: The Role of the Scientific Community for the Actuation of the Sustainable Development Strategies in the Connection among the Different Stakeholders · Gunter Pauli: Autopoetic Learning – The Age-Old Learning through Fables combined with Modern Day Systems Design · Anna Birney/Benedict Hren/Liz Jackson/Patricia Kendell: Creating Pathways to Change · Almut Beringer: Sustainability in Higher Education and Conservation Psychology: Theoretical Perspectives and Research Needs – A Contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development · Julie D. Johnston: Educating for Sustainable Development by Teaching about Sustainable Development – A Community Learning Together · Sandra Wooltorton: A Participatory Approach to Learning Sustainability · Sarah Holdsworth/Sarah Bekessy/Carolyn Hayles/Peliwe Mnguni/Ian Thomas: Beyond Leather Patches: Sustainability Education at RMIT University, Australia · Joost Platje: Challenges in Introducing Sustainable Development Education at Universities – Examples of Poland · Carmen Bucovala: Towards an Education for Sustainable Development National Strategy in Romania · Svetlana Chernikova: Innovative Approaches in Education for Sustainable Development at Saint-Petersburg State University · Elise S. Houghton/Lawrence A. White: Environmental and Sustainability Education in Ontario – A Disorienting Dilemma · James Pitt: Learning about Sustainability through Design & Technology Education: the Sustainable Design Award · David B. Zandvliet/Janet Moore/Meg Holden/Rob VanWynesburghe: Education for Sustainable Development - The Great Northern Way · M.Y. Kononova/O.G. Nikonova/P.P. Pirozhok: Sustainable Development for the Real-Estate Management of Resort, Sport and Tourism Objects · Anke Zenker-Hoffmann/Markus Will/Maja Posselt/Bernd Delakowitz: The International Education Network «Neisse University» - A Contribution to a Sustainable Higher Education in the Enlarged European Union · María Novo: Research and Innovation on Sustainable Development from the Environmental Education Field · James Derounian: Do as I do, not as I say! Preaching what we Practice · Jolie Mayer-Smith/Linda Peterat/Oksana Bartosh: Growing Together to Understand Sustainability - An Intergenerational Farming Project · David Carpenter/Robert Dyball: «Outside In» - Experiential Education for Sustainability · Michael Littledyke: Science and Environmental Education for Initial Teacher Education · Alexander Fehér: Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development in an Agricultural University · Endla Reintam/Merrit Noormets/Kaire Rannik/Raimo Kõlli: Some Innovative Approaches for Teaching Soil Science at University Level · Laima Galkute: School Agenda 21 - FromPolicy to Practice · Kendal Hodgman: A Whole of Government Sustainability Approach · Remigijus Ciegis/Dalia Gineitiene: The University in the Promotion of Sustainability · Julian Swindell:The Information Villages of Pondicherry - A Case Study in Capacity Building for Sustainable Development · Alister Scott: Communicating Sustainability Research - Theoretical and Practical Challenges · Jette Egelund Holgaard: Environmental Communication in a Learning Perspective - Experiences from the Danish Electronic Industry · Chris Russill/Joshua M. Pearce: Sustainability Communication in American Model Research Universities - A Pragmatist Heuristic and the Rationale for Energy Service Projects · Rebecca Schiff: Engaging Cross-Sectoral Communication for the Development of Sustainable Food Systems · Christy Newman/Peter Newman/Robert Whitehead: Campaign for Sydney - Media Intervention for a Sustainability Agenda · C. Skanavis/Ch. Giannoulis: Sustainability Communication in the Interpretation of Natural Heritage · Barrett C. Brown/Chris Riedy: Use of the Integral Framework to Design Developmentally-Appropriate Sustainability Communications · Kathryn Buselich/Nicole Hodgson: Communicating Sustainability in a Civil Society Context - The WA Collaboration Experience in Western Australia · Gabriela Espinosa/Walter Leal Filho/Franziska Mannke: Using Principles of Environmental Education towards Increasing Knowledge amongst Consumers of Options to reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels - An Analysis of Trends inthe European Union.

Band 23 · Walter Leal Filho / Arnolds Ubelis / Dina Berzina (eds.)
Sustainable Development in the Baltic and Beyond<

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 611 pp., num. fig., tables and graphs
ISBN 3-631-55282-3 / US-ISBN 0-8204-9915-3 · hardback, clothbound € 88.–

This book documents and promotes the experiences from the 2nd Conference on Integrative Approaches Towards Sustainability (SHARING), held in Jurmala, Latvia, on May 11th to 24th, 2005. Attended by over 200 delegates from across the Baltic Sea region and beyond, the event provided an important contribution towards strengthening the integration of the region’s RTD community and the sharing of knowledge and expertise in the Baltic, across Europe (including the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions) and elsewhere. The first part of this book contains some introductory remarks on sustainable development as a whole and on integratives approaches in particular. Furthermore, issues related to cleaner production and the moves towards zero emissions are outlined. Part two of the book focuses on developments in the Baltic Sea Region, with a special emphasis on policy, implementation technologies and technologies for sustainable development. In the next part of the book, readers will find a special section on science for sustainable development. One special feature of this section is that papers are predominantly written by young researchers, some of whom will find in this volume, for the first time, the chance to publish results from their works. The final section of the book deals with social corporate responsibility and the environment, focusing on sustainable community development, corporate responsibility at an international level and concepts for education for sustainable development. This publication provides a very good overview of sustainability issues in the Baltic and beyond, illustrating the number of excellent works being performed by municipalities, universities, research agencies and NGOs, also showing the various ways via which sustainability can be delivered.

Contents: Uno Svedin: Sustainable Development – R&D Perspectives from Sweden and the European Union · Pierre Valette: Welcome Statement – Integrative Approaches towards Sustainability (SHARING) · Joachim H. Spangenberg: The Economic Sustainability of the Economy – Assessing the Sustainability of a Complex System by Applying Orientor Theory · Morihiro Kurushima: Challenges on New Technologies for Sustainable Energy System – Climate Change Policy Measures in Japan · Mickael Planasch/Gernot Gwehenberger/Hans Schnitzer/Christoph Brunner: From Cleaner Production to Zero Emissions · Per G. Berg: Factor 5 Flow City – Future Images of Sustainable Urban Development in the Baltic Sea Region · Sergio Ulgiati/Catia Cialani: Environmental and Thermodynamic Indicators in Support of Fair and Sustainable Policy Making – Investigating Equitable Trade among Latvia, Denmark and Italy · Walter Leal Filho: Coastman – Integrative Approaches to Coastal Zone Management in the Baltic Sea · C. Lagerberg-Fogelberg/F. Fogelberg/G. Grankvist: The Use of Environmental Information in Decision Making Promoting a Sustainable Food Chain · Janis Gravitis: Green Biobased Chemistry Platform for Sustainability · G. Geletukha/T. Zhelyezna/Y. Matveev/N. Zhovmir: Bioenergy Development in Ukraine – State of the Art and Perspectives · Lars Rydén: Urban Sustainability Strategies – Is there a Common Structure? · Arnolds Ubelis: Teaching for Sustainable Development and University-Municipality Partnerships (Project „Inversed Brain Drain“) · Bjarne Rasmussen: The Local Agenda 21 Change Agent – Why, What, Who, How? · Bernd Delakowitz: Environmental Management (EM) and Sustainable Development (SD) in University‘s Strategic Management - Motivation and Experience from the Hochschule Zittau/Goerlitz - University of Applied Sciences (F.R.G.) · Krzysztof Nawratek: City as a Vehicle of Education · Luigi Bistagnino/Pier Paolo Peruccio/Carlotta Montanera: A Challenge for the Design - The Systems Design Thinking · Vladimir Stevanovic/Ivica Radovic/Slobodan Regner/Sreten Mandic/Zlatko Bulic/Aleksandar Joksimovic/Dejan Radovic: Adriatic Sea and Coastal Zone of Serbia and Montenegro - Characteristics of Biodiversity and Possibilities for their Sustainable Exploitation · Hans-Peter Winkelmann: Towards an International e-Learning Didactic for Sustainable Development - The European Virtual Seminar on Sustainable Development (EVS) · Andrea Segrè/Luca Falasconi/Marina Mantini/Sabina Morganti/Elisabetta Nanni/Hajnalka Petrics/Matteo Vittuari: The UniAdrion Experience - A Virtual University for the Adriatic-Ionian Basin · Stina Soewarta: The Contribution of Energy Policy to Sustainability · Hajnalka Petrics: Sustainable Development Concepts and Tools - The World Bank‘s Approach to Sustainable Development: Environmental Sustainability and Poverty Reduction · Raimonds Ernsteins: Local Agenda 21 Process Facilitation - Environmental Communication and Self-Experience Development in Latvia · Dina Berzina: Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives - Energy Policy in Compliance with UNFCC and Kyoto Targets · Markus Will: Foresight and Integrated Management Systems in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) - Preliminary Considerations for a Toolkit towards Corporate Sustainability · H. Schnitzer/G. Gwehenberger/Ch. Zwatz: Zero Emissions Research in Austria - A Case Study · Heather Worosz/Paulo Bento Maffei de Souza/Yury Kazhura: Sustainable Community Development in the Baltic Sea Region · Agrita Ozola: Integration of Cultural Heritage as a Resource for Sustainable Development in Municipality - A Case of Durbe Manor in Tukums · Fredrik Fogelberg: Baltic Sea Algae as a Resource for Renewable Plant Nutrition and Bio-Fuel · Janis Gravitis/Janis Grabis/ Oskars Bilovens/Andris Veveris: European Rice Husks Studies with Focus on Utilization Opportunities · Andrejs Lusis: Removal of Hazardous Substances in Electronics - Processes and Techniques for SMEs · G. Shulga/O. Nestore/V. Shakels/B. Neiberte/A. Verovkins/T. Betkers/O. Belous/A. Žukauskaite/D. Ambrazaitene/M. Lukošius: Collaboration Research on a Modified Biopolymer as a Soil Stabiliser and Amendment · Sergio Ulgiati/Silvia Bargigli/Marco Raugei: Emergy Life Cycle Assessment within a Zero Emission Framework · G. Vaboliene/A.B. Matuzevicius: The Research of Biological Phosphorus and Nitrogen Removal from the Waste Water using new Wastewater Treatment Technology · Péter Sipos: Modelling the Behavior of Heavy Metals Releasing from Sewage Sludge to Soils · Konstantin Drozd/Georgiy Geletukha: Feasibility Study of Wood-fired Boiler House Construction for Heat and Hot Water Supply of Slavutich City · L. Kliucininkas/D. Martuzevicius/ J. Mockuviene: Ambient Air Quality Mapping for Integrated Urban Traffic Flows · Maxim Slenkin/Nikolay Zhovmir: Development of Ecologically Friendly Technology for Gasification of MSW · Agne Kazlauskiene/Pranas Baltrenas: Chloride and Sodium Concentrations in Snow Cover on Roadsides of Highway Panevežys - Šiauliai in Lithuania · V. Biziks/B. Andersons/Z. Cakste/G. Zakis/B. Neiberte: Utilization of Pine Bark as Waste Wood for Soil Improvement · J. Rizhikovs/M. Puke/J. Zandersons/N. Vedernikovs/G. Dobele/A. Tardenaka/B. Spince: Impact of Water-Soluble Substances of Birch Lignocellulose on the Mechanical and Sorption Properties of Granular Activated Carbon · Kristina Ložiene/Petras R. Venskutonis: Variation of Chemical Composition of Essential Oils in Thymus serpyllum L. subsp. serpyllum growing wild in Lithuania · J. Pukite/S. Kühl/W. Wilms-Grabe/C. von Friedeburg/T. Deutschmann/S. Sanghavi/J. Hollwedel/S. Beirle/C. Frankenberg/M.F. Khokhar/M. Grzegorski/T. Marbach/B. Kirchhof/S. Kraus/U. Platt/T. Wagner: SCIAMACHY - Limb Measurements as a New Tool for Stratospheric Ozone Studies · Pille Meier/T. Kaps/U. Kallavus: Behaviour of Pinewood (Pinus Sylvestris) in Various Mixtures · Adrienn Tóth: A Method Supporting Sustainable Landuse Management Applying Soil Erosion Models and Ecological Investigations · Dainis Ozols: Landform Map and Sediments of North Vidzeme · E. Reintam/J. Kuht/K. Trükmann/J. Puust: Composition of Weed Community Depending on Soil Compaction in Barley Field · Katrin Trükmann/Endla Reintam/Jaan Kuht/Virgo Rääts: Use of Biological Methods to loosen Compacted Soil · Ina Alsina/Laila Dubova: Physiological Activity of Sapropel Decomposition Products · Andrea Wallin: Nuitrient Transport Modelling in the Daugava River Basin · Edgars Andersons: Forest Fire Monitoring from Satellites · Remigijus Èiegis/Dalia Gineitiene: Sustainable Community Development and the Role of Social Capital · Agnes Haraszti: Corporate Responsibility at an International Level - Stakeholder Management in Multinational Firms as an Integrative Approach towards Sustainability · Andris A. Spricis: Concepts for Education of Sustainable Development at the Faculty of Chemistry of University of Latvia.

Band 22 · Walter Leal Filho / David Carpenter (eds.)
Sustainability in the Australasian University Context

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 293 pp., num fig. and tables
ISBN 3-631-55272-6 / US-ISBN 0-8204-9910-2 · hardback, clothbound € 46.–

Sustainable development, i.e. the use of existing natural resources in a way that they are available in the long term for future generations, holds a central position at an international level. Sustainability has also found its way into academia, especially in North America, Europe and Australasia, where many universities include it in their programs. Due to their wealth of experiences and well-organised structure, Australasian universities provide a good example of how to promote sustainability in respect of policy as well as academic practice. In order to succeed and to last, sustainability initiatives must be incorporated into the structures and operational systems of universities. In addition to traditional efforts towards making provisions for sustainable development elements in the areas of teaching or research, a sustainability dimension must also be considered as part of extension works, operations, and in staff training. This book discusses the context of sustainability in the Australasian tertiary sector, provides examples of innovative education for sustainability initiatives, and presents details of leading campus greening projects. The authors hope that these examples can help and inspire people in other countries and regions as well.

Contents: Kate Sherren: Pillars of Society: The Historical Context for Sustainability and Higher Education in Australia – Kate Sherren/Libby Robin: A Curriculum for a Cause? · Robert Dyball/David Carpenter: Human Ecology and Education for Sustainability · Peliwe P. Mnguni/Susan Long: Partnering for Sustainability: A Task not for the Faint-Hearted · John Reid/David Carpenter/Bart Meehan: Art for Earth’s Sake: Creative and Interdisciplinary Collaborations for Sustainability in the Tertiary Sector · Stefan Kaufman/Will Symons/Zafi Bachar: The Green Steps Program: Fostering Environmental Change Agents · Sarah Holdsworth/Sarah Bekessy/Peliwe Mnguni/Carolyn Hayles/Ian Thomas: Beyond Leather Patches (BELP): Sustainability Education at RMIT University · Carl Stepath/Hilary Whitehouse: Ripple Effects – A Study of the Learning Outcomes of Taking University Students to a Local Coral Reef · Almut Beringer/Peter Martin: Toward sustainable living through outdoor education · Peter Newman: The Sustainability Journey at Murdoch University · Belinda Towns/Chris Cocklin: Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Reporting and Strategic Change in Higher Education · Mark Boulet: The Monash University Green Office Program: Engaging Staff in Sustainable Work Practices · David Carpenter/Beth Mitchell/Bart Meehan: Planning for Biodiversity: a Challenge for Universities · Kathryn I. Hewson/ Leanne K. O’Brien/Rachel M. Barker/Jeffrey G. Weston: Restoring the Waterways of University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand · Robin Tennant-Wood/John Sullivan: Towards a model for best practice recycling in the tertiary sector · Ross Kapitzke: Fish Passage Prototypes: Integrating Research, Teaching and Conservation · Barbara Dolamore/Ian Milne/Grant McPhail/David Currie: From Policy to Practice: Environmental Management at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology · Su Wildriver: Preventing Pollution from the Australian National University.

Band 21 · Walter Leal Filho / Dieter Greif / Bernd Delakowitz (eds.)
Sustainable Chemistry and Biotechnology – A Contribution to Rivers Management

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 227 pp., num. fig., tables and graphs
ISBN 3-631-55053-7 / US-ISBN 0-8204-9874-2 · hardback, clothbound € 36.80

The sustainable use of river basins is one of the top environment priorities in Europe. There are many initiatives aimed at the promotion of the sustainable development of river areas around the Baltic and around Europe as a whole, a process greatly accelerated by the introduction of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), which obliges all EU countries to improve the standards in which they use their water and river resources. This book, prepared in the context of the Interreg IIIB Project Watersketch, is an attempt to promote a dialogue on the topic, linking aspects of sustainable biochemistry and biotechnology with elements of sustainable river management. It will serve the needs of water and river management specialists in two ways: it presents various scientific and technological approaches to river management and illustrates the epistemological breadth of the discipline, and also builds on specialised topical biotechnological and chemistry-related knowledge. The latter is especially useful to geographers and planners alike, who could perhaps adapt some of the techniques and components illustrated in the various chapters of this book to their own work.

Contents: Bernd Delakowitz: REACH – The Thorney Road to a Coherent European Chemicals Policy based on the Principles of Precaution and Sustainability · Günther Meinrath: Metrology for a Sustainable Development · Markus Will: Biotechnology and Chemistry towards Sustainable Development? Assessment with Life Cycle Tools · Antje Siol/Doris Sövegjarto-Wigbers: Thinking in Terms of Structure-Activity-Relationship – a Chance for more Sustainability in Chemistry · Annett Fuchs/Dieter Greif: Regenerating Raw Materials: Synthesis Potential for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry · Dieter Greif/Annett Fuchs: Investigations of Chemical Reactions with Long Reaction Times using a Microwave oven for Organic Syntheses · Hennie van de Coevering: Phosphate Recovery in the Context of Water Treatment Plants and the Phosphate Industry · Walter Leal Filho: Watersketch: Trends in Sustainable River Monitoring in the Baltic: Some Scenarios for Sustainable River Management · Martin Hofrichter/René Ullrich/Kari Steffen: Application of Fungi and Their Versatile Biocatalysts in Sustainable Technologies · Roland Schubert/Gerhard Müller-Starck: Bioindication via Monitoring Genetic Variation in Tree Populations: Tools Applicable under Stressful Environments · Adam Pawelczyk/Barbara Kolwzan/Kazimierz Grabas: Bioremediation of Grounds Polluted with Petroleum Products · Dobieslaw Nazimek/Jerzy Niecko, Agnieszka Marcewicz-Kuba: Catalytic Method for SO2 and NOx removal.

Band 20 · Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
Handbook of Sustainability Research

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 757 pp., num. fig. and tables
ISBN 3-631-52606-7 / US-ISBN 0-8204-7308-1 · hardback € 88.–

This handbook introduces concepts, ideas and methods of sustainability research based on real examples. It is divided into four sections. One part deals with theoretical aspects of sustainability and refers to theoretical approaches to sustainability research. Another section elaborates on more practical approaches to sustainability research, offering views and perspectives from various researchers, illustrating how regulations, laws and political frameworks influence sustainability. A third part treats education for sustainability and presents research and practical projects, showcasing how sustainability research may focus in formal and non-formal education. The final section draws some conclusions based on the body of experiences and knowledge gathered by the authors. This handbook will be of great use to educators, scientists, researchers, politicians, environment activists, teachers and others interested in sustainability and in the implementation of results of sustainability research.

Contents: Robert D. Bixler/J. Joy James: Environmental Socialization: The Critical Peripheral? · Rosemary Cousin: A Theoretical Framework for Measuring the Sustainability Capacity of Modes of Governance · Alexander Fehér/Lýdia Konceková: An Analysis of Indicators for Sustainable Land Use based on Research in Agricultural Landscape · Tasoulla Hadjiyanni/Julia Williams Robinson: Incorporating Cultural Issues in Sustainable Housing Design – The Case of the Hmong · Klaus Hubacek/Guan Dabo/Laixiang Sun: An Analysis of China’s Water Problems: A Long Term Perspective · Roderick J. Lawrence: Human Ecology and its Applications for Sustainability Research · Michael Ornetzeder/Harald Rohracher: Social Learning, Innovation and Sustainable Technology · Daniel G. C. Rainham/Ian McDowell/Jeff Wilson: Does Improving Human Well-being inevitably Drain Natural Capital? · Maaris Raudsepp/Mati Heidmets: Sustainability as a Regulative Idea and Norm of Behavior: Social and Psychological Aspects · Joseph P. Reser/Joan M. Bentrupperbäumer: The Psychosocial Impacts of Visitation and Use in World Heritage Areas: Researching and Monitoring Sustainable Environments and Encounters · Sarah Bell: The Oil Mallee Project: Sustainable Industry Development in Western Australia · Kathryn Buselich: Transactional Space: A Transformative Process for Sustainability Deliberation piloted with the Western Australian Collaboration · Guillaume Fontaine: Governance and the Role of Civil Society: The Case of Oil and Gas Extraction in the Andean Amazon · Gary Gumpert/Susan J. Drucker: Media and Sustainability · Karli James/Helen Lewis/Leanne Fitzpatrick/Kees Sonneveld: Sustainable Packaging Systems Development · Jeffrey R. Kenworthy: Sustainable Urban Transport: Developing Sustainability Rankings and Clusters based on an International Comparison of Cities · Peter Newman: Regional Sustainability: Principles and Practices with a Case Study on Western Australia · Walter Leal Filho/Skaidre Zickiene/Zita Tamasauskiene: An Appraisal of the Application of Indicators for Assessing Sustainable Development · Mauri Åhlberg: Integrating Education for Sustainable Development · M. J. Barrett/Paul Hart/Kathleen Nolan/Ali Sammel: Challenges in Implementing Action oriented Sustainability Education · Elena Camino/Giuseppe Barbiero/Anna Perazzone/Laura Colucci-Gray: Linking Research and Education to promote an Integrated Approach to Sustainability · Julie Davis/Noeleen Rowntree/Megan Gibson/Robert Pratt/Anissa Eglington: Creating a Culture of Sustainability: From Project to Integrated Education for Sustainability at Campus Kindergarten · Sérgio Leite/Mário Freitas/Ana Séneca: Promoting Education for Sustainable Development through Communitarian Problem Solving: A Case Study in the National Park of Peneda-Gerês · Solly Mosidi: Is Local Government ready for a Decade for Education for Sustainable Development? A Case of Govan Mbeki Municipality: South Africa · Julie Newman/Eleanor Abrams: Reaching beyond Compliance: Obstacles to Integrating Sustainability into Decision-making Processes in an Institution of Higher Education · Constantina Skanavis/Vassiliki Petreniti/Kleopatra Giannopoulou: Models Assessing Responsible Environmental Behavior of Educators in Sustainable Development Programs · Patricia Solís: My Community, Our Earth: Geographic Learning for Sustainable Development · Lindsay Cole/Tarah Wright: Assessing Sustainability on Canadian University Campuses: The Development of a Campus Sustainability Assessment Framework · Walter Leal Filho: Sustainable Development Communication: International Approaches and Practice.

Band 19 · Walter Leal Filho / Volker Lüderitz / Gunther Geller (Hrsg.)
Perspektiven der Ingenieurökologie in Forschung, Lehre und Praxis

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 214 S., zahlr. Abb. und Tab.
ISBN 3-631-53566-X · br. € 29.80

Die Ingenieurökologie als Anwendung der Prinzipien der Ökologie in Technik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft setzt sich im nationalen und internationalen Rahmen immer mehr durch, weil die natürlichen und finanziellen Grenzen der Umweltnachsorge und des rein technischen Umganges mit Naturressourcen immer deutlicher zutage treten. In 15 Beiträgen aus den Bereichen Wasserreinigung, Hochwasserschutz, Gewässerrenaturierung, Stoffstrommanagement und ökologisches Bauen wird erläutert, wie "Gratisleistungen" der Natur gezielt zur Verringerung von Belastungen der menschlichen Umwelt sowie zur eigendynamischen Regeneration geschädigter Ökosysteme genutzt werden können. Dabei wird ein weiter methodischer Bogen von der Mikrobiologie über den naturnahen Wasserbau und die Modellierung von Stoffflüssen bis hin zu rechtlichen Betrachtungen gespannt.

Aus dem Inhalt: V. Lüderitz/W. Leal Filho/Gunther Geller: Einleitung · Gunther Geller: Ingenieurökologie im deutschsprachigen Raum: Grundlagen und Beispiele · Wenke Kahrstedt/Yannick Duprat: Das Studium der Ingenieurökologie an der Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal · R.M. Gersberg: Alternative Methods to Evaluate Pathogen Removal and Risk in Constructed Wetlands · Anton Lenz: Feuchtgebietstechnik – Grundsätze und Einsatzmöglichkeiten · Heribert Rustige: Perspektive und Stand von Bewachsenen Bodenfiltern bei der Abwasserbehandlung in Deutschland · M. Tzschirner/Robert Jüpner: Wechselwirkung zwischen Auennutzung und Hochwasserschutz · Rolf Meindl: Hochwasserschutz contra Eigentumsschutz · M. Matthies/J. Berlekamp/N. Graf/S. Lautenbach: Entscheidungsunterstützungssystem für das Gewässergütemanagement der Elbe – Konzept und Systemgestaltung · André Assmann/Jessica Kempf: Wege zu einem dezentralen, integrierten Hochwasserschutz · Volker Lüderitz/Uta Langheinrich: The ecological potential of artificial and heavily modified waterbodies – opportunities of ecotechnology · Claudia R. Binder: What can Material Flux Analysis Contribute to Ecological Engineering? Examples from a Developing Country · Manfred Voigt: Nach den Möglichkeiten der Gesellschaft – Kommunikation, die Grundlage der Ingenieurökologie und des Ressourcenmanagements · Julia Gesenhoff: Dezentralisierung der Ver- und Entsorgungssysteme als ingenieurökologisches Konzept – Einfluss der Siedlungsstruktur auf die Einsatzmöglichkeiten dezentraler Abwassersysteme · Manfred Voigt: "Nach den Möglichkeiten des Ortes..." – Dezentrale Ver- und Entsorgungssysteme in Städten als ingenieurökologisches Konzept · Detlef Glücklich: Ökologische Gesamtkonzepte – mit der "Stadtschaft" als Zielstellung und ihre Umsetzung am Beispiel der Valley View University in Accra/Ghana.

Band 18 · Walter Leal Filho / Bernd Delakowitz (Hrsg.)
Umweltmanagement an Hochschulen: Nachhaltigkeitsperspektiven

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005.
201 S., zahlr. Abb. und Tab., ISBN 3-631-52956-2 · br. € 32.80

Nachhaltige Entwicklung besitzt große Bedeutung für die Bereiche Politik, Wirtschaft, Umwelt und Soziales. Im Rahmen der Umsetzung werden diese Bereiche nicht isoliert, sondern als Synthese verstanden und in ihrer Wechselwirkung und Betrachtungsweise gleichberechtigt behandelt. Aus diesen Gründen stehen Hochschulen und Universitäten in zunehmendem Maße in der Verantwortung, eine multidisziplinäre und ethisch orientierte Form der Ausbildung zu entwikkeln. Wie ist es sonst möglich, den wachsenden Problemen, mit denen sich die Menschheit des 21. Jahrhunderts konfrontiert sieht, zumindest ansatzweise zu begegnen? Hochschulen und Universitäten müssen sich mehr als bisher ihrer besonderen Vordenker- und Vorbildsrolle bewusst werden und ihre Möglichkeiten für einen stetigen Transport von Information, Aufklärung und Bildung über die drängenden ökologischen und sozio-ökonomischen Probleme in die Gesellschaft nutzen. Nur so wird es der Menschheit von morgen möglich sein, in einer nachhaltigen und gerechteren Welt zu leben. Dieses Buch verknüpft das Themenfeld "Nachhaltigkeit" mit dem organisatorischen Instrumentarium des Umweltmanagements und soll dazu beitragen, Wichtigkeit und Umsetzbarkeit von Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien noch sichtbarer zu machen. Es gibt zahlreiche Ansätze und Projekte an deutschen Hochschulen, in deren Mittelpunkt Umweltmanagement und/oder Nachhaltigkeit stehen. Doch nicht alle derartigen Ansätze oder Projekte sind bekannt. Dieser Band, welcher im Rahmen des Projekts SmartLIFE realisiert worden ist, stellt einige Ansätze dar mit der Hoffnung, dass daraus neue Impulse entstehen können.

Aus dem Inhalt: Walter Leal Filho: Nachhaltigkeit: Ein Thema der Zukunft · Bernd Delakowitz/ Anke Hoffmann/Markus Will: Vom operativen Umweltmanagement zum Leitmotiv „nachhaltige Entwicklung“. Das Beispiel der Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (FH) · Doris Sövegjarto-Wigbers/Harald Gilch: Umweltmanagement an der Universität Bremen – Umweltgerechtes Handeln · Edeltraud Günther/Jürgen Fröhlich/Kathrin Brömmer: Einführung und Umsetzung des Umweltmanagementsystems nach der EG-Öko-Audit-Verordnung an der TU Dresden · Anja Grothe-Senf: Nachhaltig lehren · Methoden in der Hochschulbildung · Matthias Kramer: Internationalität und Interdisziplinarität – Notwendige Bedingungen für die Umweltmanagementausbildung an Hochschulen · Hans-Peter Winkelmann: Vom Umweltmanagement zum Nachhaltigkeitsprozess an Hochschulen – Der kopernikanische Ansatz · Harald Gilch/Joachim Müller/Ingo Holzkamm/Friedrich Stratmann: Anwendung von Umweltmanagementsystemen an Hochschulen – Argumente, Probleme, Lösungen · Stephan Wolf/Ingmar Lippert: Hochschulen auf dem Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit: Möglichkeiten studentischer Partizipation in Umweltmanagementsystemen · Jana Brauweiler/ Andreas Knaden/Andreas Sommer: Nachhaltigkeit an Hochschulen durch "blended learning?" · Walter Leal Filho: SmartLIFE: Entwicklung europäischer Ansätze im Bereich „nachhaltiges Bauen“ mit Hochschulbeteiligung

Band 17 · Daniele Krumland Beitrag der Medien zum politischen Erfolg
Forstwirtschaft und Naturschutz im Politikfeld Wald
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 242 S., zahlr. Abb. und Tab., ISBN 3-631-52404-8 · br. € 42.50

Forstwirtschaft und Naturschutz haben unterschiedliche Vorstellungen vom Wald. Um ihre Interessen durchzusetzen, versuchen sie, die Öffentlichkeit auf ihre Seite zu ziehen. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, den Erfolg der beiden Sektoren in der Medienöffentlichkeit und der Bevölkerungsmeinung aufzudecken. Basierend auf politik- und medienwissenschaftlichen Theorien werden Artikel zum Thema Wald aus vier überregionalen deutschen Tageszeitungen analysiert. Dabei zeigt sich, wo Forstwirtschaft und Naturschutz jeweils mehr Unterstützung finden, bei den Medien oder in der Bevölkerung. Zusätzlich werden jene Faktoren sichtbar gemacht, die die Auswahl der Berichterstattung mitbestimmen. Daraus ergeben sich Ansatzpunkte für eine verbesserte Medienarbeit der Akteure.

Aus dem Inhalt: Theorie Politikfeldanalyse und Medienselektion · Quantitative Inhaltsanalyse · Datenmaterial überregionale deutsche Tageszeitungen · Das Waldbild in den Medien und in der Gesellschaftsmeinung · Medienberichterstattung als politischer Faktor im Konflikt

Band 16 · Walter Leal Filho / Michael Littledyke (eds.)
International Perspectives in Environmental Education

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 341 pp., num. fig., tables and graphs, ISBN 3-631-52296-7 / US-ISBN 0-8204-6583-6 · pb. € 49.80

This book aims at introducing readers to the different ways in which environmental education is viewed and perceived on an international basis. It is one of the outcomes of the First World Environmental Education Congress (FWEEC) held in Espinho, Portugal, on 20th-24th May, 2003. FWEEC gathered 282 participants from 38 countries, offering an international platform for educators, scientists, researchers, scholars, politicians, technicians, activists, the media and teachers to present and debate key issues in environmental education world wide. It includes many of the papers delivered in the Congress and a few additional ones, in an attempt to both document international experiences and promote them to a wide audience. This publication is meant to pave the ground for the UN International Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) by addressing one of the oldest and yet one of the most pressing needs in environmental education today: the need to document experiences and promote good practice. This book will be useful to those undertaking research, practical projects and doing works „on the ground“ in both formal and non-formal teaching. The extensive body of information and knowledge gathered by the authors will be helpful to both researchers and practitioners, contributing towards developing their capacity so that they may become even better at what they do.

Contents: Environmental education through interactive means · Environmental education and fieldwork · Environmental education in formal education · Environmental education and information technologies ·

Band 15 · Walter Leal Filho / Arnolds Ubelis (eds.)
Integrative approaches towards sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 556 pp., num fig. and tables, ISBN 3-631-52018-2 / US-ISBN 0-8204-6561-5 · pb. € 78.–

The challenges of sustainable development require that everybody, every institution and every nation work towards long-term strategies in order to move away from unsustainable practices. The same line of thinking applies to all nations around the Baltic Sea. A general challenge for the Baltic Sea region is to broaden the interest of people in discussions of national approaches supporting sustainability. Finding effective instruments to support the process of sustainable development in countries in transition with an emerging and largely inexperienced entrepreneur community and economically fragile, is as important as the promotion of long-term integrated sustainability strategies in countries which have well established democracies. The knowledge of the ongoing changes and the driving social, economic and ecological factors essential for the implementation of sustainable development in countries in transition must be broadened. A special need seen in the three Baltic countries – Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia – as elsewhere in the Baltic region, is the need to avoid development patterns of "business as usual" and to gain access to information and to advancements in sustainable development both in Europe and worldwide. The Baltic countries now joining the EU have to build capacity, for example by establishing teams of young researchers to draw up sustainable development strategies at the national level, which are consistent with European strategies. A bottom-up flow from the grass-root level is required to change the pattern of development strategies in the Baltic countries. The Conference "Integrative Approaches Towards Sustainability", whose experiences are documented in this book, was held on 26-29 March, 2003.

Contents: Sustainable development and the 6th Framework Programme · The zero emissions concept and prospects · The industrial symbiosis at Kalundborg, Denmark · Reshaping competitive forces in the industrialized world · How can the Baltic countries’ resources be oriented towards sustainability? · Sustainable forestry in Finland – NO sustainability without radical dematerialisation · Global SMALL (Sustainable Management for All Local Leaders) initiative for sustainability · Environmentally sustainable domestic consumption – Approaches for local and regional sustainable development – experiences from the Baltic 21 Education process · Sustainability teaching at a technical university

Band 14 · Ulisses Azeiteiro / Fernando Gonçalves / Walter Leal Filho / Fernando Morgado / Mário Pereira (eds.)
World Trends in Environmental Education
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 268 pp., num fig., tables and graphs, ISBN 3-631-51810-2 / US-ISBN 0-8204-6526-7 · pb. € 49.80

This book contains the keynote papers delivered at the First World Environmental Education Congress (FWEEC) held in Espinho, Portugal in May, 2003. The FWEEC gathered participants from 38 countries, offering an international platform for educators, scientists, researchers, scholars, politicians, technicians, activists, media and teachers to present and debate world wide issues in environmental education. The themes it deals with include environmental policies and education, media and communication, environmental activism and citizenship, local activities, sustainable agriculture and tourism, economics and sustainability, communication, evaluation techniques, teacher training and general aspects of research. The papers offer an up-dated overview of various trends related to international environmental education, including aspects of research, teaching and project based work. Due to its nature and international scope, this publication is of special interest to educators, scientists, researchers, politicians, technicians, environment activists, teachers and others, interested in the ways environmental education is seen and practiced all over the world.

Contents: Some aspects of environmental education in member countries of the European Union · Conferences on environmental education in Europe · Distance Learning for sustainability education · Evaluating environmental education programmes effectively · Programme, Performance

Band 13 · Lars Wohlers (Hrsg.)
Methoden formeller Umweltbildung

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003. 169 S., zahlr. Abb. ISBN 3-631-50354-7 · br. € 29.90

Erst seit wenigen Jahren findet im deutschsprachigen Raum eine verstärkte theoretische Beschäftigung mit informeller Umweltbildung statt. Neben der Erkenntnis der Bedeutsamkeit informeller Lernprozesse bestehen derzeit noch erhebliche Defizite hinsichtlich praxisorientierter Qualifizierungsmöglichkeiten in diesem Bereich. Hier setzt dieses Methodenbuch an. Die vorgestellten Methoden informeller Umweltbildung sind gedacht als Einstieg und übersichtsartiger Beitrag zur Qualifizierung von in diesem Bereich tätigen Mitarbeitern. In Frage kommende Einrichtungen sind Zoos, Schutzgebiete, Botanische Gärten, Planetarien, Museen (u.a. Science Center), Aquarien, etc.

Aus dem Inhalt: Lars Wohlers: Informelle Umweltbildung als Edutainment – Probleme und Chancen · Cordelia Vaerst/Jörg Pauli/Raimund Finke: Gästeansprache · Arne Mensching/Michael Steeghs: Gästeführungen · Bettina Wilke: Theaterpädagogische Projekte · Lars Wohlers: Texte · Peter Szekeres: Lehrpfade · Helma Schröder: Audiovisuelle Medien · Eileen Förster: Karten und Kartenmaterialien · Eva Siekierski: Evaluation

Band 12 · Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
International Experiences on Sustainability
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002.
approx. 250 pp.
ISBN 3-631-50110-2 / US-ISBN 0-8204-6045-1 · pb.
approx. € 34.80 / US-$ 30.95 /£21.00

There is a wide range of projects, institutions and initiatives in the field of sustainable development which have been taking place and which have provided a concrete contribution to the cause of sustainability as a whole. Unfortunately, most are little known. This perceived need for information on international perspectives on sustainability is addressed in this book. lt gathers a set of papers which provide a synthetic overview of the effectiveness of implementation activities and initiatives at various levels, bringing together various clusters of organisations and a wide range of approaches. Whilst a special emphasis is given to Germany, from where reports on the work of the German Council for Sustainable Development, the German International Co-operation Agency and the German Federal Environment Foundation are documented, examples of other initiatives taking place elsewhere in Europe and North America are provided.Contributors to this book have made a great deal of efforts in providing synthetic overviews of the effective-ness of implementation activities at different levels, drawing lessons with a wide geographical scope, broad relevance and wider implications and applications. Readers will notice that some major new developments and outstanding problems needing further attention are outlined. Last but not least, the book provides concrete examples of governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental successful or promising efforts, showing that sustainability as both a process and as a goal may be pursued in different ways.

Contents: Sustainability: World Trend and Future Perspectives · Sustainable Development as Framework for Technical Co-operation · Supporting Sustainable Development: Experiences from the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt · Women, Transport, Cities Sustain-abiltity, and Social Participation · Catalysts for Sustainability: NGOs and Regional Development initiatives

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Band 11 · Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
Teaching Sustainability at Universities
Towards curriculum greening
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002.
576 pp., num. fig. and tab.
ISBN 3-631-39837-9 / US-ISBN 0-8204-6021-4 · hb, cb, € 69.80 / US-$ 61.95/ £42.00

It is now beyond any doubt that higher education institutions around the world are beginning to recognize that they have a unique responsibility towards the goal of sustainability. Universities are an integral part of the global economy and since they prepare most of the professionals who are occupying key positions today and who will do so in the future, they are uniquely positioned to influence the direction we choose to take as a society. This book, published in cooperation with the University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF), documents a wide range of works undertaken in respect of sustainability teaching, with inputs from various authors from countries as varied as Brazil, Mexico, Latvia, South Africa, UK, Spain, The Netherlands, Canada and the United States. Via the descriptions of approaches, methods and projects, it shows how different universities in various parts of the world are facing the challenge of sustainability in respect of teaching. It is a state-of-the-art publication, with a strong technical substance distributed over 31 chapters and in excess of 570 pages. It is a valuable tool to university lecturers, researchers, administrators, university students and other professionals concerned with the implementation of a sustainable development dimension as part of university curricula.

Contents: Teaching Sustainability: Some Current and Future Perspectives · Education for Liveable Cities · Environmental and Pedagogical Actions at the University Level · Participatory online environmental education · Teaching sustainability and biodiversity through distance education · Weaving Sustainability into Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs · Higher Environmental Education in the XXI Century · Teaching Sustainability with the Earth Charter

Band 10 · Rolf Jucker
Our Common Illiteracy
Education as if the Earth and People Mattered
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. 364 pp.
ISBN 3-631-39117-X / US-ISBN 0-8204-5483-4 · pb. € 45.50 / US-$ 35.95 / £ 28.00

Our Common Illiteracy takes seriously the international consensus that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is crucial to the survival of humankind. It establishes the principles of a sustainable society and performs a rigorous assessment of the reasons for our unsus- tainable present. Only on that foundation, it is argued, can the role of education in the transition to a sustainable society be meaningfully assessed. Such an approach is by necessity complex, transdisciplinary and broad. It has to acknowledge the limited significance of education within contemporary society, along with other ‘educators’ such as the media, the economy and the shadow curriculum of institutional practice. The book ends with 28 practical strategies to foster Education for Sustainability.

Contents: Sustainability as Intention and Paradigm · The Pathology of Denial · Our Unsustainable Present · Educating for the Future · Education for Sustainability (EfS) · 28 practical strategies to foster EfS

Band 9 · Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
Environmental Careers, Environmental Employment and Environmental Training
International Approaches and Contexts
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2001.
199 pp., num. fig. and tables
ISBN 3-631-38686-9 / US-ISBN 0-8204-5449-4 · pb. € 30.20 / US-$31.95 / £ 20.00

This book presents an overview of experiences, projects and approaches related to employment in the environment sector and of trends related to sustainability. It also contains an article on career prospects for women in the field of engineering, of which environmental engineering is an important component. This publication, prepared as part of the project “Careers in Engineering” funded by the EU’s LEONARDO Programme, documents a variety of experiences on environmental training useful to those involved with curriculum development, curriculum planning and other aspects of environmental education.

Contents: Experiences of Women Engineers in Ireland · Fostering Employment in the Environment Sector in Europe · Continuing Education in the Environmental Sciences · Environmental Education at Universities of Applied Sciences · Professionalization and Professional Activities in the Swiss Market for Environmental Services · The Environmental Protection Industry and Environmental Jobs in the U.S.A.

Band 8 · Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
Communicating Sustainability
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2000.
496 pp., num. fig. and tab.
ISBN 3-631-37174-8 / US-ISBN 0-8204-4827-3 · pb. € 60.30 / US-$ 63.95 / £ 40.00

Prepared as a contribution to the Rio+10 process, this book offers a wide range of views and perspectives on sustainability per se and on environmental education and commu- nication in particular. It is being published in the framework of the project “Sustainability Centres in the North Sea Region” but significantly enhanced to include case studies and examples of on-going works in a number of industrialised and developing nations. This publication is, thanks to its scope and international nature, of interest to anyone concerned with the sustainability debate, one of the most important matters in the 21st Century.

Contents: Communicating Sustainability: Some International Considerations and Challenges · The Media as a Tool for Communication on the Environment and Sustainability · Environmental Communication · Corporate Sustainability · Simulations · Curriculum · Communicating Biodiversity

Band 7 · Manfred Oepen / Winfried Hamacher (eds.)
Communicating the Environment Environmental Communication for Sustainable Development
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2000.
294 pp., num. fig. and tab.
ISBN 3-631-36815-1 / US-ISBN 0-8204-4802-8 · pb. € 27.60 / US-$ 29.95 / £ 19.00

A group of international communication and environmental specialists have put together a reader on environmental communication (EnvCom) that show-cases related concepts, success stories and lessons learned in this field. The book, written in a non-academic language, lobbies for the recognition, support and replication of “best practices” in EnvCom with policy and decision makers of donor and receiver organizations, especially in Third World countries. Readers who may most benefit from the book are middle management planners at NGOs, government agencies, and development organizations who run environmental projects as they will learn how to integrate EnvCom as a management tool into planning and implementation. This will also be relevant to environmental project staff of those organizations who are supposed to put communication and non-formal education into practice.

Contents: Introduction · Conceptual Framework · EnvCom Strategy Development · Case Studies · Lessons Learned and Best Practices · Resources and References

Band 6 · Wout van den Bor / Peter Holen / Arjen Wals / Walter Leal Filho (eds.)
Integrating Concepts of Sustainability into Education for Agriculture and Rural Development
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2000.
329 pp., num. fig. and tab.
ISBN 3-631-36425-3 / US-ISBN 0-8204-4763-3 · pb. € 45.50 / US-$ 47.95 / £ 30.00

The book deals with the issue of sustainability as a whole and to its application in the context of higher agricultural education in particular. It contains a wide range of international experiences on the subject, deriving from case studies, projects and research performed in Europe, North America and Oceania. This publication provides a key contribution to the debate on sustainability at university level and on how it is applied to agriculture and rural development.

Contents: Sustainability · Higher Education · Agriculture Education · Rural Development · Case studies

Band 5 · Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
Sustainability and University Life
Second, revised edition
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2000.
270 pp., num. fig. and tab.
ISBN 3-631-36810-0 / US-ISBN 0-8204-4800-1 · pb. € 40.40 / US-$ 42.95 /£ 27.00

Prepared in cooperation with the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF), this book presents a number of case studies and experiences which illustrate how higher education institutions (e. g. universities and colleges) may pursue sustainability. A wide range of views and perspectives illustrate how, via projects, networks, academic programmes, curriculum greening initiatives and student involvement, higher education institutions in various countries (for example the United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France) are trying to bring sustainability closer to their institutional lives.

Contents: Prepared in cooperation with the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF), this book presents a number of case studies and experiences which illustrate how higher education institutions (e. g.universities and colleges) may pursue sustainability. A wide range of views and perspectives illustrate how, via projects, networks, academic programmes, curriculum greening initiatives and student involvement, higher education institutions in various countries (for example the United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France) are trying to bring sustainability closer to their institutional lives.

Band 4 · Mauri Ahlberg / Walter Leal Filho (eds.)
Environmental Education for Sustainability: Good Environment, Good Life
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1998. 300 pp., num. graph.
ISBN 3-631-33617-9 / US-ISBN 0-8204-3612-7 · pb. € 42.90

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Band 3 · Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
Environmental Engineering: International Perspectives
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1998.
194 pp., numerous fig. and tab.
ISBN 3-631-33455-9 / US-ISBN 0-8204-3602-X · pb. € 30.20 / US-$ 34.95 / £ 22.00

This book introduces several concepts and initiatives which show the applied nature of environmental engineering in various countries and contexts. Prepared as part of the Programme for Environmental Engineering in Europe (PREENE) the book goes beyond the approach of classical themes and instead focuses on issues such as lifecycle analysis, waste management, environmental law, regulations, eco-efficiency and environmental ethics, also providing an overview of future trends and scenarios. It supplies an important source of reference for university students, engineers, practitioners and all those interested in the practicalities of environmental conservation.

Contents: Concepts of environmental engineering · Environmental lifecycle analysis · The history of waste management · Principles and challenges for sustainable development and construction · Eco-design · Ethics · Eco-efficieny

Band 2 · Walter Leal Filho / Farrukh Tahir (eds.)
Distance Education and Environmental Education
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1998.
180 pp., num. graph. and tab.
ISBN 3-631-33002-2 / US-ISBN 0-8204-3563-5 · pb. € 30.20

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Band 1 · Walter Leal Filho (Hrsg.)
Umweltschutz und Nachhaltigkeit an Hochschulen
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1998. 198 S., zahlr. Graph.
ISBN 3-631-32275-5 · br. € 24.50 / US-$ 27.95 / £ 18.00

Das Prinzip der Nachhaltigkeit ist nicht allein für einzelne Länder von großer Bedeutung, sondern auch eine wichtige Komponente der Aktivitäten, die von Unternehmen, der Industrie und nicht zuletzt von Institutionen, wie beispielsweise den Universitäten, unternommen werden. Zusammengestellt wurde dieses Buch aufgrund der Notwendigkeit, zu diskutieren, wie das Prinzip der Nachhaltigkeit effektiv in alle Bereiche des universitären Lebens Einzug halten kann. Es konzentriert sich auf einige relevante Faktoren und Themen, die mit der Einführung nachhaltiger Praktiken in das universitäre Leben verbunden sind, wobei besondere Aufmerksamkeit auf verschiedene Wege und Techniken gelegt wird, die sich als brauchbar für die Erreichung eines solchen Ziels erwiesen haben.

Walter Leal Filho (ed.)
Lifelong Learning and Environmental Education
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1997. 201 pp. ISBN 3-631-32258-5 / US-ISBN 0-8204-3511-2 · pb. € 24.50/ US-$31.95 / £ 20.00

This book, prepared in connection with the European Year of Lifelong Learning and the UNESCO International Conference on Adult Education in Hamburg, outlines some ideas related to lifelong learning and the environment, dealing with environmental issues in contexts such as adult education, community-based education, and quality of learning. A balanced emphasis to formal and nonformal education is given. The book also contains case studies illustrating how environmental adult education is dealt with in a sample of industrialised and developing countries, offering a wider view of the theme and of its diversity.

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