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K-State Today

May 9, 2013



Women's studies and horticulture faculty publish co-written essay

By Valerie Padilla Carroll

Valerie Padilla Carroll, women's studies, and Rhonda Janke, horticulture, forestry and recreation resources, have published their essay, "Sustainable Universities: Rhetoric versus Fact" in the book, "Environmental Policy is Social Policy," Isidor Wallimann, editor.

The essay critiques "environmental scorecards" used by some universities to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly practices, policies and environmental literacy courses. The examination shows that these assessment tools and the wider cultural concepts that underpin them promote a system where social and environmental policy is problematically treated as separate.