The Nature of College is equal measures sociology, ecology, and clarion call to a bigger vision of higher education. Jim Farrell has thought as deeply as anyone about the real lives of students, the college experience, and how to hitch both to preserving the habitability of the Earth. This should be the first book every college student reads.
David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and author of Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect
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Students, unite! This is a must-read handbook for how to take over the world and make it more sustainable and ethical. It’s fast. It’s funny. It’s wise. It’s about love, nature, sex, brushing your teeth, and wearing a pair of jeans—all to make a future that’s worthy of your dreams.
Jenny Price, author of Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America
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“Academic success won’t mean much in a world of ecological failure,” says Jim Farrell. This lively and insightful guide raises profound issues with a light touch—and speaks to the college student in all of us. I highly recommend it.
Peggy Barlett, Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology at Emory University and coeditor of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change
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