Environmental sustainability: Educating social workers for interdisciplinary practice

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Channelle D. James, Lecturer (Creator)
Cathryne L. Schmitz, Professor Emeritus (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The relationship between social justice, environmental sustainability, and positive peace has been well established by theorists who highlight the need for multidisciplinary community-level responses to conflicts resulting from environmental issues and concerns. Schmitz, Matyók, Sloan, and James (2011) argue that many of the issues of poverty, injustice, and quality of life are connected to the health of the physical environment and its long-term sustainability. Increasingly, social workers, with their commitment to social justice, are called upon to recognize the relationship between social work, the environment, and human well-being (Coates, 2003).

Additional Information

M. Gray, J. Coates, & T. Hetherington. Environmental social work (pp. 260-279). New York: Routledge.
Language: English
Date: 2013
social work, social justice, sustainability, environmentalism, peace studies

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