The Sustainability Agenda

Ashley Thorne joins Andy Nash in the latest episode of to discuss the issue of sustainability on campus. Thorne and Nash delve into sustainability’s three core parts: economic, environmental, and social justice. 

But the cause of “sustainability,” like “diversity” before it, has flown a pleasing flag while advancing a conflicted agenda involving, as often as not, explicit engineering of thought and attitude formation. And these fall under a branch of activism alien to the notion of a pluralistic schooling. 

As Earth Day 2011 recedes in our national consciousness, let Ashley Thorne, of the National Association of Scholars, take you on a journey through the history and motives of the sustainability movement.

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