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A Closer Look Seed Sustainability is the project platform of ETH Sustainability; it acts as the link between research-related questions from business and society, and the research interests of the university. Seed Sustainability establishes contacts with partners from industry – in business, government, and other institutions – that are interested in putting theory into practice. The Seed Sustainability team looks for qualified students and academic specialists and provides coaching that involves the participation of everyone in the programme. This also encourages student research in sustainability-related topics, promotes successful cooperation between scientific theory and practice, and unites the needs and expectations of research, education, and industry. www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/sustainability/education/seed-sustainability.html

FURTHER READING LITERATURE Brundiers, K. and A. Wiek. ’Educating students in realworld sustainability research: Vision and implementation‘. Innovative Higher Education 36:107-124, 2011 Brundiers,K. and Wiek, A. ’Do We Teach What We Preach? An International Comparison of Problem And Project Based Learning Courses in Sustainability’. Sustainability 5, 2013 McMillin, J. & Dyball, R. , ’Developing a Whole-of-University Approach to Educating for Sustainability: Linking the curriculum, research and sustainable campus operations',

Rooney, Millie, and Jennifer McMillin. ’The Campus as a Classroom: Integrating People, Place, and Performance for Communicating Climate Change’. Trans. Array Universities and Climate Change. Hamburg, Germany: Springer, 117-135, 2010

Sterling, S, Maxey, L and Luna, H ’The Sustainable University – progress and prospects‘, Abingdon: Routledge, 2013

Sterling, S. ’The Future Fit Framework: An introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in HE’, 2012

www.eauc.org.uk/ sorted/files/embedding_sustainabilyt_in_the_curriculum_guide.pdf

LINKS EAUC. ’Embedding sustainability in the curriculum’, 2009

www.scotland. heacademy.ac.uk/ assets/documents/ esd/The_Future_Fit_ Framework.pdf

University of Cambridge www.environment. admin.cam.ac.uk/ getting-involved/ living-lab Yale University www.sustainability. yale.edu/researcheducation/campusliving-lab ANU www.sustainability. anu.edu.au/studentlife/campus-as-classroom The University of British Columbia www.sustain.ubc.ca/ our-commitment/ campus-living-lab www.youtube.com/ ch?v=VbGYHX9hskQ

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Cornell University www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/ pages/modal-livinglab Duke University www.sustainability. duke.edu/academics/livinglab.html Brown University www.brown.edu/ about/brown-isgreen/livinglab

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