Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Geography and Geology
Robert A. Jones
Christine M. Clark
Inspired by leading EMU's engagement with Ypsilanti's climate Action Plan in 2011, a journey began to discovering ways to cultivate healthy relationships through sustainability. How have other universities addressed climate change? How have other municipalities work with schools addressing sustainability? I explored national programs as well as a thorough review of Michigan's other public universitites. This thesis is a mix of best practices research and a proposal to both city and school administrators and stakeholders. Reviewing what other campuses and towns have done to address environmental and social justice, and the complex realms of economic and community development, a coalition based approach is recommended.
Mooney, Erica, "From climate action to coalition: Ypsilanti and EMU as models for sustainability" (2014). Senior Honors Theses and Projects. 393.