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last updated: 6/23/2011

Sustainable Scholars


We all know that the business of absorbing and creating knowledge can take its toll on us, but it also impacts the environment. The good news is that by making simple changes we can be well on our way to becoming sustainable scholars. Need a little inspiration to get you started?  Check out some of the things your friends at the library are doing

Need some ideas on where to start?

First check out the Indiana University Sustainable Student Guide, from the Office of Sustainability.  Next, check out some of the great resources online to find tips and suggestions for shrinking your carbon footprint

Want to dig a little deeper?  Check out the following library resources:


Barnes, P. (2008). Climate solutions: A citizen's guide. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Dorfman, J. (2009). The lazy environmentalist on a budget: Save money, save time, save the planet. New York: Stewart, Tobori & Chang.


MacPherson, S. (2011). Education and sustainability: Learning across the diaspora, indigenous, and minority divide. New York: Routledge.

Philander, S.G. (2008). Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change. Los Angeles: Sage.

Rogers, E. (2007). The green book: The everyday guide to saving the planet one simple step at a time. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Schendler, A. (2009).  Getting green done: Hard truths from the front lines of the sustainability revolution. New

York: PublicAffairs.


The Green File
"GreenFILE, a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology." 


"GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more. GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, video, primary source documents and more in highly accessible research areas covering relevant categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food and others."



The IUB Libraries also offer access to GIS (Geographic Information System) software for research and instructional use.


last updated: 6/23/2011