Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 38–48

Education in sustainable production in US universities

Authors

    • Rosen Center for Advanced ComputingPurdue University, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP)
    • Purdue Terrestrial ObservatoryPurdue University
  • Loring F. Nies
    • School of Civil EngineeringPurdue University, Global Sustainable Industrial Systems (GSIS)
  • Chad T. Jafvert
    • School of Civil EngineeringPurdue University
  • Julie A. Stuart
    • School of Industrial EngineeringPurdue University
  • Rabi H. Mohtar
    • Department of Agricultural and Biological EngineeringPurdue University
  • Joseph Quansah
    • Purdue Terrestrial ObservatoryPurdue University
    • Department of Agricultural and Biological EngineeringPurdue University
  • Akilah Martin
    • Department of Agricultural and Biological EngineeringPurdue University
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10098-005-0027-2

Cite this article as:
Rochon, G.L., Nies, L.F., Jafvert, C.T. et al. Clean Techn Environ Policy (2006) 8: 38. doi:10.1007/s10098-005-0027-2

Abstract

The evolution and current status of sustainable production education (SPE) in the United States is reviewed, both as a discrete entity and as an intersection of multiple disciplines. This paper (a) examines the current array of compatible and conflicting theories that guide the alternative approaches to SPE, (b) reviews the wide array of applications to which such theories and associated methodologies have been applied, and (c) presents a case study of the emerging interdisciplinary approach to SPE at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, and its network of national and international collaborators.

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