Below are some of the resources we have explored.

Reviews of progress on carbon neutrality to date and made recommendations for whole of campus revision to identify new goals and strategies for education as well as addressing climate adaptation, resilience, and environmental justice. 

Consensus study that identified that sustainability education: 1) focus on solutions, 2) start early with collaboration across disciplines, 3) find productive collaborators in other organizations for change making, 4) encourage innovation and persistence, and apply their strengths to examine institutional initiatives to develop evidence-based principles to guide whole institution transformation (NAP, 2020). Sustainability efforts should be designed to value and incorporate design principles and implementation strategies for inclusivity, diversity, and equity (NAP, 2020).

Strategic planning underway to support belonging, advancing the liberal arts, and expanding Carleton’s reach. 

Broad framing for sustainability that incorporates 17 intertwined goals for peace and prosperity for the planet that were established by the United Nations. These include: ending poverty, ending hunger, improving health, improving clean energy affordability, reducing consumption, addressing climate action, and working for equity and justice. These have been used to set goals, activities, and outcomes at all levels of action (e.g. organizational to international). They invite liberal arts problem-solving and using expertise from many areas of knowledge.

Review article exploring how justice strategies are incorporated or not incorporated into climate action plans. We look at this to integrate ideas on how Carleton’s climate and environmental justice actions and education efforts might advance equity and justice.

Includes priorities and actions for: carbon mitigation, climate adaptation and resilience. Specific targets are set for mitigation and resilience education and partnering activities are described and could be expanded via Carleton’s collaboration.

Framework and goals for state action that might support our ideas on how to expand adaptation, resilience, and environmental justice work. Addresses state and region specific climate challenges.  Priorities identified are informed by state tribal leaders. It also considers how climate change impacts are intertwined with social injustice highlighting the importance of co-solving. Areas include: transportation, climate smart natural lands, resilient communities, clean energy and efficient buildings, healthy lives and communities, and clean economy. Equity is considered across goals, activities, and measures of success.