Sustainability Lab: ISSP Sustainability Drivers - Sustainability Literacy

APA Missouri Chapter

#9149514

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CDT

St. Louis, MO, United States

CM | 1.25

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Overview

There is a need for society to understand the significance and cause of human interaction on the degradation of the environment.  To ensure people are armed with the right information to make the best possible decisions in their professions, we must educate our society on sound environmental, social, and financial reasoning.  As education plays a crucial role in the adoption of sustainable development in society, we need to ensure people are sustainability literate.  Sustainability literacy not only encompasses people’s knowledge of sustainability aspects, but their willingness to act on these issues.    If we are expecting our world to change and incorporate sustainable development principles in their professional roles and personal lives, we must understand their level of knowledge and their willingness to act.

In this session attendees will learn how to discuss sustainability literacy, methods currently in use to assess literacy levels, and results from an international assessment on student sustainability literacy.  In addition, we will discuss possibilities to assess sustainability literacy in your workplace and different educational sources available to develop sustainability literacy.

Resource URL

http://www.onestl.org/get-involved/regional-initiatives/sustainability-lab

Speakers

Brandon Verhoff

Brandon Verhoff, Ph.D, is the Sr. Specialist, Budgets & Reporting, at Caleres Inc. Brandon Verhoff has over 10 years of experience working in higher education, regarded as a thought leader and change agent among his peers throughout the region. As a graduate of the Higher Education Administration doctoral program at ... Read More

Contact Info

Michael Zeek, mzeek@marylandheights.com