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Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development

An introductory series of videos which make a case for sustainability planning, introduce the concepts of sustainability, and outline a planning and implementation process. 

Part 1: Scientific Foundations
and System Conditions
Part 2: Creating and Implementing
Sustainability Plans
Part 3: Why Plan?


  • Sustainability Primer from The Natural Step
  • Planning for Sustainability: A Starter Guide from The Natural Step
  • An Introduction to Sustainability & The Natural Step (slides)
  • IU South Bend Schurz Library Sustainability Subject Guide page
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
    IU South Bend is a member institution, which provides access to all members of the campus community to sustainability research, best practices, and professional and student networking. Click HERE to register with your IUSB email for access to a wealth of practical sustainability knowledge and best practices!
    Energy Sustainability Workshop Resources:
  • Sustainability: The Journal of Record
    Sustainability: The Journal of Record speaks to the needs and interests of the rapidly growing community of professionals committed to advancing one of the major imperatives of this young century— preservation and sustainability of global resources. A major voice in the sustainability community, the Journal documents the implementation of sustainability programs in higher education and business, and provides the central forum for academic institutions, the business community, foundations, government agencies, and leaders of green-collar endeavors to share and learn about one another’s progress and programs. Sustainability ultimately fosters collaborations among all stakeholders for attaining mutually supportive objectives.
    Sustainability coverage includes:
    • Sustainability in higher education
    • Corporate sustainability programs
    • Integration of environmental, social, human, and economic goals
    • Sustainable products, food, and agriculture
    • Design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings
    • Development of laws and policy
    • Government and nonprofit initiatives
    • New collaborations and opportunities
      Sustainability Bibliographies
      A listing of resources is available through the IU South Bend Schurz Library and the IU system here. To reach the Schurz Library guide to print and web sources on sustainability, click here.

A bibliography compiled by Center staff is here.