This page is to share content with the participants in the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2013 conference session titled Sustainability in the classroom: Creative ways to embed environmental and social responsibility into classroom content. The presentation was given by a cross campus HSU delegation from the School of Business, Environmental Resources Engineering Department, and the Office of Sustainability.

Presenters[edit | edit source]

The following six presenters from Cal Poly Humboldt presented at the USASBE 2013 Conference:

Presentations[edit | edit source]

The following sharable presentations were presented:

Discussed resources[edit | edit source]

Service Learning[edit | edit source]

Life Cycle Analysis[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]


Participant submitted[edit | edit source]

If you were a participant, please add any content you would like to share here:

  • Sustainable Enterprise by Mark Peterson ISBN 978-1-4129-9868-0

Other teaching Resources[edit | edit source]

  • Dirksen J. (2012) Design for How People Learn, New Riders
  • Barkley E.,(2010) Student Engagement Techniques, Jossey-Bass
  • Belasco, J. and R. Stayer (1994) Flight of the Buffalo, Grand Central Publishing

Other sustainability Resources[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Selected Books[edit | edit source]

See for summaries of some of the following:

  • Adams, John (2000) Thinking Today as if Tomorrow Mattered, Eartheart
  • Albion, Mark (2000) True to Yourself, Business Plus
  • Albion, Mark (2008) More than Money, Barrett-Koehler
  • Anderson, Ray. (1999) Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model. Peregrinzilla Press.
  • Anderson, Sarah and John Cavanagh . (2005) Field Guide to the Global Economy. The New Press.
  • Bamburg, Jill. (2006) Getting to Scale: Growing Your Business Without Selling Out. Berrett-Koehler.
  • Bartlett, Peggy and Geoff Chase (2004) Sustainability on Campus, MIT Press
  • Beck, Don and Christopher Cown (2006) Spiral Dynamics, Blackwell Publishing
  • Bell, Simon and Stephen Morse (2003) Measuring Sustainability: Learning by Doing
  • Benyus, Janine. (2002) Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. M. Harper Perennial.
  • Berry, Leonard. (1999) Discovering the Soul of Service: The Nine Drivers of Sustainable Business Success. Free Press
  • Bingham, Sam (1997) The Last Ranch, Mariner Books
  • Bolman, Lee and Terrance Deal (2011) Leading with Soul, Jossey-Bass
  • Bornstein, David (2007) How to Change the World, Oxford University Press
  • Bowden, Adrian, et al. (2001) Triple Bottom Line Risk Management. John Wiley & Sons, John Wiley & Sons
  • Brown, Lester, et al. (1991) Saving the Planet: How to Shape an Environmentally Sustainable Global Economy. W.W. Norton for Worldwatch Institute.
  • Brown, Mark (2006) Keeping Score: Using the Right Metrics to Drive World Class Performance, Productivity Press
  • Capra, Fritjof (1999) The Tao of Physics. 25th Anniversary Edition. Shambhala Publications
  • Carson, Rachel. (1962) Silent Spring. Houghton-Mifflin, New York.
  • Daly, Herman (1994) For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment and a Sustainable Future Beacon Press
  • De Geus. Arie. (1997) The Living Company. Longview Pub., (HBS Press), Boston, MA.
  • De Graaf, John, et al. (2005) Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. 2nd Ed. Berrett-Koehler.
  • Delanty, Gerard (2000) Citizenship in a Global Age: Society, Culture, Politics, Open University Press
  • Des Jardines, Joseph (2006) Business Ethics and the Environment, Prentice Hall
  • Diamond, Jared. (2005) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies. New Edition. W. W. Norton.
  • Doppelt, Bob. (2003) Leading Change Toward Sustainability: A Change-Management Guide for Business. Government and Civil Society. Greenleaf Publications.
  • Dyer, Gwynne (2010) Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as he World Overheats, One World Publications
  • Eccles, Robert and Michael Krzus (2010) One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy, Wiley
  • Edwards, Andres and David Orr (2005) The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift, New Society Publishers
  • Ehrenfeld, John (2009) Sustainability by Design, Yale University Press
  • Ehrlich, Paul and Anne Ehrlich. (1991) Healing the Planet. Addison-Wesley.
  • Epstein, Marc (1996) Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance, Irwin
  • Esty, Dnaiel and Andrew Winston (2009) Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Create Value and Build Competitive Advantage, Wiley
  • Flannery, Tim (2007) Weather Makers, Grove Press
  • Gallenbach, Ernest, al. (1993) EcoManagement: The Elmwood Guide to Ecological Auditing and Sustainable Business. Berrett-Koehler
  • Gladwell, Malcolm. (2002) The Tipping Point. Back Bay Books, New York.
  • Gore, Al. (2006) Earth in the Balance. Penguin Group, New York.
  • Hardin, Garrett. (1993) Living Within Limits. Garrett. Oxford University Press.
  • Hart, Stuart (2005) Capitalism at the Crossroads: The Unlimited Business Opportunities in Solving the World's Most Difficult Problems. Wharton 0131439871
  • Hawken, Paul (1993) The Ecology of Commerce. HarperCollins, New York.
  • Hawken, Paul (2007) Blessed Unrest, Viking, New York
  • Hawken, Paul, et al. (1999) Natural Capitalism. Little Brown & Company
  • Henriques, Adrian and Julie Richardson, ed (2005) The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? Earthscan
  • Herman, Paul (2010) The Hip Investor, Wiley
  • Hitchcock, Darcy and Marsha Willard (2006) The Business Guide for Sustainability: Practical Strategies and Tools for Organizations, Earthscan
  • Hoggan, James, and Richard Littlemore (2009) Climate Cover-up, Greystone
  • Hollender, Jeffrey and Stephen Fenichell (2006) What Matters Most: How a Small Group of Pioneers Is Teaching Social Responsibility to Big Business. Basic Books
  • Hopwood, Anthony, et. al. (2010) Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights, Earthscan
  • Johnson, Barry (1996) Polarity Management, HRD Press
  • Jones, Van (2009) The Green Collar Economy, Harper 1
  • Kahane, Adam (2007) Solving Tough Problems, Barrett-Koehler
  • Kegan, Robert and Lisa Laskow Lahey (2006) How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation. Jossey-Bass
  • Kegan, Robert and Lisa Laskow Lahey (2009) Immunity to Change, HBR
  • Kelly, Marjorie and William Grieder. (2001) The Divine Right of Capital. Berrett-Koehler
  • Kirschenmann, Frederick Cultivating an Ecological Conscience
  • Kiuchi, Tachi and William Shireman. (2002) What We Learned in the Rainforest: Business Lessons from Nature. Berrett-Koehler
  • Korten, David (2011) Agenda for a New Economy, Berrett-Koehler
  • Korten, David. (1996) When Corporations Rule the World. Kumarian Press.
  • Korten, David. (2006) The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. Berrett-Koehler
  • Kotter, John (1996) Leading Change, Harvard Business Press Review
  • Kouzes, James and Barry Posner (2003) Encouraging the Heart, Jossey Bass
  • Laszlo, Chris (2008) Sustainable Value: How the World’s Leading Companies are Doing Well By Doing Good, Stanford Business Books
  • Leopold, Aldo (1949) A Sand County Almanac. Oxford University Press
  • Lomborg, Bjorn. (2001) The Skeptical Environmentalist. Cambridge U. Press, New York.
  • Lovelock, James (2009) Gaia, Oxford
  • Lovelock, James (2009) The Vanishing Face of Gaia, Basic Books
  • Lovins, Hunter and Cohen, Boyd (2011) Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change, Hill and Wang
  • Macy, Joanna (2007) World as Lover, World as Self, Parallax Press
  • Makower, Joel and Cara Pike (2008) Strategies for a Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business, McGraw Hill
  • McCarty, Thomas, et. Al (2011) Six Sigma for Sustainability, McGraw Hill
  • McDonough, William and Michael Braungart (2002) Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. North Point Press
  • McKibben, Bill (2011) Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, St Martin’s Griffin
  • McKibben, Bill (2008) Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, St Martin’s Griffin
  • McKibben, William. (2006) The End of Nature. Random House, New York
  • Meadows, Donella (1991) Global Citizen, Island Press
  • Meadows, Donella (2008) Thinking in Systems, Chelsea Green
  • Meadows, Donella, et al. (1992) Beyond the Limits: Confronting Global Collapse. Envisioning a Sustainable Future. Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Merkel, Jim (2003) Radical Simplicity, New Society Publishers
  • Montgomery, John (2011) Great from The Start, How Conscious Corporations Attract Success, Morgan James
  • Nattrass, Brian and Mary Altomare. (1999) The Natural Step for Business. New Society Publishers
  • Orr, David (2012) Down to the Wire, Oxford University Press
  • Orr, David, (2004)
  • ISBN: 1-55963-259-X Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect. Island Press
  • Ott, Riki and Walter Crinnion (2005) Sound Truth and Corporate Myths: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Dragonfly Sisters Press
  • Pauli, Gunter, et. al. (2000) Upsizing: The Road to Zero Emissions, Greenleaf Publishing
  • Polak, Paul (2009) Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Pollen, Michael. (2007) The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin Books
  • Quinn, Daniel (1995) Ishmael, Bantam
  • Ray, Paul and Sherry Anderson (2001) The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World Three Rivers Press
  • Richardson, Julie and Adrian Henriques. (2004) The Triple Bottom Line, Does it All Add Up?: Assessing the Sustainability of Business and CSR. Earthscan
  • Rivoli, Pietra (2009) Travels of a t-shirt in a Global Economy, Wiley
  • Robèrt, Karl-Henrik (2002) The Natural Step Story, New Society Publishers
  • Rubenstein, Daniel (1994) Environmental Accounting for Sustainable Corporation, Praeger
  • Sahtouris, Elisabet (2000) Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution. iUniverse
  • Sanders, Tim (2008) Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference, Crown Business
  • Sanford, Carol (2011) The Responsible Business, Josey Bass
  • Savitz, Andrew (2006) Triple Bottom Line How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success -- and How You Can Too, Jossey Bass
  • Savory, Allan and Jody Butterfield (1998) Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making¸ Island Press
  • Schaltegger, Stefan and Marcus Wagner, Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) (2006) Managing the Business Case for Sustainability: The Integration of Social, Environmental and Economic Performance ISBN 978-1-874719-95-3
  • Schendler, Auden (2010) Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution, Public Affairs
  • Schlosser, Eric. (2001) Fast Food Nation. Houghton Mifflin
  • Schultz, William. (2001) In Our Own Best Interest. Beacon Press.
  • Schumacher, E.F. (1973) Small is Beautiful, Harper Perennial
  • Senge, Peter (2006) The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
  • Sisodia, Rajendra, et. al (2007) Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, Pearson Prentice Hall
  • Suzaki, Kiyoshi and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama (2002) Results from the Heart: How Mini-Company Management Captures Everyone's Talents and Helps Them Find Meaning and Purpose at Work, Free Press
  • Suzuki, David and Amanda McConnell. (2006) The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature 2.00 edition. Greystone Books
  • Sweeney, Linda Booth and Dennis Meadows. (2001) The Systems Thinking Playbook. Inst for Policy & Social Science.
  • Tolle, Eckhart (2005) A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, A Plume Book
  • Vaill, Peter (1996) Learning as a Way of Being, Jossey-Bass
  • Shiva, Vandana (2005) Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace, South End Press
  • Waddock, Sandra (2008) Leading Corporate Citizens, McGraw-Hill/Irwin
  • Weisman, Alan. (2007) The World Without Us. Thomas Dunn Books
  • Wheatley, Margaret (2006) Leadership and the New Science, 3rd Ed. Berrett-Koehler
  • Whyte, David (1996) The Heart Aroused, Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, Crown Business
  • Wilhelm, Kevin (200) Return on Sustainability, Dog Ear Publishing
  • Willard, Bob (2002) The Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line (Conscientious Commerce), New Society Publishers.
  • Wilson, E.O. (1999) Conscilience, Vintage
  • Wilson, E.O. (2003) The Future of Life, Vintage

Movies[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

Business Case for Sustainability[edit | edit source]

Conceptual Frameworks[edit | edit source]

Standards and Reporting Systems[edit | edit source]

Other Readings[edit | edit source]

  • Senge, Peter et al, “Innovating Our Way to the Next Industrial Revolution,” MIT Sloan
  • Management Review Winter, 2001
  • “The Ethics of Business”
  • “The World According to CSR”
  • “The Union of Concerned Executives”
  • Boulding, Kenneth, “A Note on Environmental Sustainability,” Darden Pub. Co., U. of Virginia, case UVA-E-0094
  • Gatewood, Brooking, “To Drink or Not To Drink?” (Odwalla recall), The Dartmouth Green Magazine; Fall 2005;
  •, “The Good Company, Survey” 01/25/05
  •, “The Good Company, Opinion” 01/25/05
  • McDaniel, Kristin, “Back to Nature,” Journal of Integrated Marketing Communication, 2006
  • Yankelovich, Daniel & David Meer, “Rediscovering Market Segmentation,” Harvard Business Review, Feb. 2006
  • Ginsberg, Jill M., and Paul Bloom, “Choosing the Right Green Marketing Strategy,” MIT Sloan Management Review, Fall, 2004
  •, “Profit and the Public Good,” 01/20/05
  • The Water Crisis Special Report, Outside, Aug. 2003. See particularly p. 59, “Water Woes: The Atlas,” and p. 76, “Water in the Balance.”
  • “The Global Water and Food Supply Problem,” Darden Pub. Co., U. of Virginia, case UVA-E-0213
  • Porter, Michael C. van der Linde, “Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate,”
  • Harvard Business Review, Sept.-Oct. 1995
  • Burnham, Michael, “Wall to Wall Willpower,” Sustainable Industries Journal, 01/30/06
  • Garvin, David, “Building Learning Organization,” Harvard Business Review, Jul.-Aug. 1993
  • Grow, Brian, S. Hamm & L. Lee, “The Debate Over Doing Good,” Business Week, 08/15/05
  • Gray R. and J Bebbington (2002). Accounting for the Environment, 2nd edition. Sage Publications. Part A - Overview and Chapter 1
  • Adams, R. (2002).” Management accounting and the environment.”
  • Porter, Michael E. and Claas van der Linde. 1995. “Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate” Harvard Business Review. Sep/Oct 1995, Vol. 73 Issue 5. pp 120-133.
  • Walley, Noah, and Bradley Whitehead. 1994. “It’s Not Easy Being Green” Harvard Business Review. May/June 1994, Vol. 72 Issue 3. pp 46-51.
  • Cadbury, Sir Adrian. 1987. “Ethical Managers Make Their Own Rules” Harvard Business Review. Sep/Oct 1987, Vol. 65 Issue 5. pp 63-67.
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report - Ecosystems and Human Well-being: A Framework for Assessment.
  • Harrington, Cynthia. 2003. “Socially Responsible Investing” Online Publications of the Journal of Accountancy. January 2003. printed Aug. 3, 2004
  • Second Nature Sustainability Curriculum Framework.
  • Herman Daly’s triangle
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