Graduation Year

Spring 2012

Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Environmental Analysis

Second Department

Special Majors

Reader 1

Hans Rindisbacher

Reader 2

Brinda Sarathy

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Rooted deep in Germany's past is its modern socio-political grounding for environmental respect and sustainability. This translates into individual and collective action and extends equally to the economic and policy realm as it does to educational institutions. This thesis evaluates research conducted in Germany with a view to what best approaches are transferable to the United States liberal arts setting. Furthermore, exemplary American models of institutional sustainability and environmental education are explored and combined with those from abroad to produce a blueprint and action plan fitting for the American college and university.


This thesis was a joint-discipline project completed for the German Department at Pomona College, and the intercollegiate Environmental Analysis Program of the Claremont Colleges.

This research is affiliated with the Bernard Field Station.