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University engagement and environmental sustainability
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University engagement and environmental sustainability

Patricia Inman and Diana L. Robinson

Abstract

Universities have historically generated knowledge outside of specific local contexts. These pure research methodologies produce knowledge that is carefully partitioned from the practical realities of a phenomenon. This book suggests a world in peril requires us to question this approach, particularly in the field of environmental sustainability. Environmental health affects everyone and requires integrated and interdisciplinary answers to complex issues. This requires bold action and a radical take on the world. Derived from the Latin radix or “root”, a radical spirit is one that searches for ... More

Keywords: university engagement, higher education, environmental sustainability, regional engagement, ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091629
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091629.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Inman, editor
Northern Illinois University

Diana L. Robinson, editor
Northern Illinois University

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