Sustainability and Sound: Ecomusicology Inside and Outside the University

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Aaron S. Allen, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director, Environment & Sustainability Program (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Established in 2005, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a North American organization that empowers institutions to become more sustainable and, in turn, create a more sustainable world through the power and influence of education. Membership is comprised of colleges and universities as a whole, not individuals; attendees at the annual conferences are primarily staff members working in facilities and operations. AASHE has, however, made successful efforts to incorporate more students and faculty, especially given the urgency presented by one of the most daunting challenges in the history of civilization: climate change. And in the context of engaging with the more local challenges that institutions face, such as the economics of sustainability and approaches to sustainability that are diverse and inclusive, AASHE is expanding its scope to include the arts and humanities.

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Music and Politics VIII, no. 2
Language: English
Date: 2014
music, ecomusicology, sustainability, academia

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