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Sustainability Studies

Librarian-curated research guide to resources for Sustainability Studies

New Books on Sustainability

Special Resource: "Great Lakes, Great People" Video Series

In 2009, inspired by the centennial of Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill’s City Design Practice crafted a 100-year vision to outline measures to protect the Great Lakes and promote sustainable development in the region. SOM engaged experts from more than 40 organizations to help shape the future of the Great Lakes. A 15-part video series tells the stories, each offering a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges associated with the region. 

Below there is a short video featuring Jerry Adelmann, President of Open Lands, a regional land conservation group based in Chicago.

Tips for Searching

The topic of sustainability studies is more interdisciplinary than almost any other subject taught at Calvin. it brings together environmental studies, engineering, agriculture, urban development, creation care, and much more!

Here are some call number areas/ranges to try to find books across the collection:

  • GE170: the environment and environmentalism - politics and policies
  • GE196-197: living sustainably - environmental movement
  • HD75: local and global development - theories, economic growth, wealth and poverty
  • HE308: transportation - automobiles, bicycles, public transit
  • NA 1520 & 2542: sustainable design, "green" buildings
  • TA170-171: environmental engineering

Looking for ebooks?

Youtube Video - How to Search for Ebooks