Social Work Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability: A Workbook for Social Work Practitioners and Educators (Volume 1)

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meredith C.F. Powers, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Incredible work is being done all over the world by social workers addressing issues at the nexusof community and environmental sustainability. Whether you are a longtime supporter of socialworkers investing in social and environmental sustainability work, or you are new and curiousabout the topic, we hope this resource will inspire and equip you. It is formatted as a workbook,with short lessons accompanied by exercises that help you apply the lessons theoretically and inyour own practice.This book is intended as a tool for international social work practitioners, students, and educatorsto help advance the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development theme of “workingtoward environmental sustainability”. The four themes of the Global Agenda are interwoven andall equally important; there is no way to help those in social, economic, and/or political perilwithout also looking at their physical environment, both natural and built. It is imperative that wesee the bigger picture and acknowledge these inextricable links as we engage in work at all levelsto address global injustices by promoting community and environmental sustainability.

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Switzerland: International Federation of Social Work (IFSW)
Language: English
Date: 2017
social work, social workers, environmental sustainability

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