Campus Units

English

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-1-2017

Journal or Book Title

Narratives of Educating for Sustainability in Unsustainable Environments

First Page

59

Last Page

75

Abstract

Stepping onto the campus of Iowa State University, you can't help but notice the impressive ancient trees, the dignified brick and stone buildings, the flawless work of what seems like hundreds of groundskeepers, and, if you care about the environment, the enormous energy plant lurking on the edge of it all, a big smog-belching monster. Iowa State University offers a PhD in wind energy and dominates academic research in biofuels, but running the university depends on coal, the dirtiest energy source on the planet. Our power plant is ten stories tall, and emissions float over our campus twenty-four hours a day; yet, amazingly, it might as well be invisible, because many on campus-students, staff, and faculty alike-are virtually incapable of seeing it.

Comments

This chapter is published as “Cutting Through the Smog: Teaching about Mountain Top Removal at a University Powered by Coal.” Narratives of Educating for Sustainability in Unsustainable Environments. Eds. Scott Hicks and Jane Haladay. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2017. 59‐75.

Copyright Owner

Michigan State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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