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CMN Sustainable Development Institute


Click here to go to the SDI webpage!

The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) is dedicated to examining sustainability issues and applying them to the Menominee model of sustainable development. Explore the SDI webpage to learn more about internship opportunities, gardening initiatives, climate change projects, and much more!

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Menominee Tribal Enterprises

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Menominee Tribal Enterprises is committed to excellence in the sustainable forest management. Learn more about sustain yield forestry and how MTE continues to lead the way in sustainability.

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Indigenous People and Sustainability

The following are materials you might find useful related to indigenous peoples and issues of sustainability. Come explore the Library and Special Collections to discover even more!

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All Our Relations - Winona LaDuke
Call Number: 333.2 LAD
ISBN: 0896085996
Publication Date: 2008-10-01

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Red Alert! - Daniel R. Wildcat
Call Number: 304.2 WIL
ISBN: 1555916376
Publication Date: 2009-11-01

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The Earth's Blanket - Nancy J. Turner
Call Number: 304.2 TUR
ISBN: 0295984740
Publication Date: 2005-04-01

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural Resource Management - Charles R. Menzies (Editor)
Call Number: 304.2089 TRA
ISBN: 0803232462
Publication Date: 2006-11-01

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Treading Lightly - Tex Skuthorpe; Karl-Erik Sveiby
Call Number: 305.89 SVE
ISBN: 174114874X
Publication Date: 2007-04-01

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Medicine Generations - Misty Cook (Davids)
Call Number: 615.3 COO
ISBN: 1482779048
Publication Date: 2013-06-01

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Native Defenders of the Environment - Vincent Schilling
Call Number: 333.72 SCH
ISBN: 9780977918379
Publication Date: 2011-04-01


Sustainability and Higher Education

Here are some books on sustainability and higher education. There are more in the Library! Come take a look!

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The Sustainability Curriculum - John Blewitt; Cedric Cullingford
Call Number: 333.72 SUS
ISBN: 9781853839498
Publication Date: 2004-07-01

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Higher Education for Sustainability - Lucas F. Johnston (Editor)
Call Number: 338.9 HIG
ISBN: 9780415519366
Publication Date: 2012-07-26


Environmental Fiction

Here are some fiction books that deal with environmental issues.

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Snowpiercer - The Escape - Jacques Lob; Jean-Marc Rochette (Illustrator); Benjamin Legrand
Call Number: FIC LOB
ISBN: 9781782761334
Publication Date: 2014-01-28

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Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi
Call Number: YA FIC BAC
ISBN: 9780316056212
Publication Date: 2010-05-01

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Iglu - Jacob Sackin
Call Number: YA FIC SAC
ISBN: 145674819X
Publication Date: 2011-03-22

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Flush - Carl Hiaasen
Call Number: YA FIC HIA
ISBN: 9780375861253
Publication Date: 2010-05-11

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Drought - Graham Masterton
Call Number: FIC MAS
ISBN: 9780727883995
Publication Date: 2014-09-01


Sustainability and Sustainable Development

Here is a small sample of materials in the Library that might be useful when doing general research related to sustainability and sustainable development. Visit us in person to find more!

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Understanding Sustainable Development - John Blewitt
Call Number: 338.9 BLE
ISBN: 9781844074549
Publication Date: 2008-07-29

Sharing Indigenous Wisdom: An International Dialogue on Sustainable Development - Sustainable Development Institute
Call Number: NA 333.7 SHA
Papers and records resulting from the Sustainable Development Inaugural Conference held in Green Bay, Wisconsin, June 6 - 10, 2004.

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Development and Social Change - Philip McMichael
Call Number: 306.3 McM
ISBN: 0761988106
Publication Date: 2003-12-17

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Enough Is Enough - Rob Dietz; Dan O'Neill; Herman Daly (Foreword by)
Call Number: 338.9 DIE
ISBN: 9781609948054
Publication Date: 2013-01-07

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At the Edge - Ann Dale
Call Number: 333.7 DAL
ISBN: 0774808365
Publication Date: 2001-04-01

Sustainable Development Handbook - Stephen A. Roosa
Call Number: 338.9 ROO
ISBN: 9780881735659
Publication Date: 2007-11-01

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Earth Democracy - Vandana Shiva
Call Number: 333.7 SHI
ISBN: 089608745X
Publication Date: 2005-07-01


Food for Thought

The following video, called "Food for Thought," was made by the 2014 Sustainability Leadership Cohort, a group of high school students committed to acting as change agents in their communities.

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The Story of Stuff

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A Short, Funny Explanation of Sustainability

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Materials on Forestry and Natural Resources

Here is a small sample of materials that might be useful when researching forestry and natural resources, including Menominee forestry and Menominee Tribal Enterprises. Visit us in person to find more!


Sustainability Applications

Sustainability is such a broad topic! The following materials are examples of just a few of the many applications of sustainability to different subjects! What others can you think of?

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Introduction to Permaculture - Bill Mollison
Call Number: 631.58 MOL
ISBN: 0908228082
Publication Date: 2011-01-01

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The New Rules of Green Marketing - Jacquelyn Ottman
Call Number: 658.8 OTT
ISBN: 9781605098661
Publication Date: 2011-02-14

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Sustainable Urban Design - Adam Ritchie; Randall Thomas (Editor)
Call Number: 307.76 SUS
ISBN: 041544781X
Publication Date: 2009-02-05

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Green from the Ground Up - David Johnston; Scott Gibson; Word Works Staff; What's Working Inc. Staff
Call Number: 690 JOH
ISBN: 9781561589739
Publication Date: 2008-04-01

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Careers in Renewable Energy - Gregory McNamee
Call Number: 333.79 MCN
ISBN: 9780977372430
Publication Date: 2008-01-01


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Menominee Indian Tribe & Menominee Indian Reservation


The following are Special Collections-specific materials related to the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, the Menominee Reservation, Legend Lake, and sustainability topics. Check out the Library and Special Collections for more!

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Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians - Huron H. Smith
Call Number: MEN 581.6 SMI
ISBN: 083714633X
Publication Date: 1970-09-28

Menomini Omaeqnomenew Plants
Call Number: MEN 582 MEN
Publication Date: 1993

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin: Part I Inventory of Resources; Part II Annotated Bibliography - US Bureau of Indian Affairs Planning Support Group
Call Number: MEN 977.5004 MEN
Publication Date: 1975

Menominee County Land Sales and Deed Transfers
Call Number: Map Drawer 3

Listening to the Forest : Sustaining the Menominee Resource - Menominee Tribal Enterprises, Inc.?
Call Number: VIDEO 634.9 LIS, VIDEO 634.9 LIS c.2, VIDEO 634.9 LIS c.3
Publication Date: 1995
Explains the history, practices and techniques used for sustainable forest management by the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin.


POSOH Project

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Click here to learn more about the POSOH Project!

"POSOH" means "Hello" in Menominee language, but it also stands for "Place-based Opportunities for Sustainable Outcomes and High-hopes." The POSOH project is a joint venture between UW-Madison, the College of Menominee Nation, and educators, with the goal of fusing traditional indigenous knowledge with scientific knowledge in science teaching and learning. Explore the project's webpage to learn more!

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Dr. William Cronon: How to Read a Landscape

Sustainable Development Timelines

Check out the following sustainable development timelines to get an idea what different organizations consider to be landmark events...

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Asian Development Bank

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Forest Ecology Summer Institute Materials

Here are some resource lists of Special Collections materials used by participants of past Forest Ecology Summer Institutes.

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Click Here to go to JSTOR

Offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines.

This is a subscription service that is available to CMN students, staff, & faculty only. You must access this site on campus.

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Click Here to go to BadgerLink

About BadgerLink

Badgerlink provides access to journals, magazines, & newspapers for Wisconsin residents.

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