Environment, Safety & Sustainability
This section contains materials that examine professional responsibilities for the safety and well being of the public as well as of workers. Over time, the section has broadened to include materials that examine the role of engineers in ensuring the health and safety of the environment, including issues of social justice and sustainable development. Newer sections on "Climate Change, Engineered Systems and Society" and on "Energy Ethics" are in development.
Materials range from essays and cases to codes of ethics and student investigations of problem situations. In the “Other Resources” section you can find presentations and bibliographies about engineering and social justice, and referrals to other sources of information.
Cases, scenarios and role plays, some with commentary, focusing on problems relating to the environment, sustainability, and safety. These cases are housed in our Case Database but are listed here for simplified topical searching.
Essays, Articles & Reports
Essays, articles, and student projects concerning ethics relating to safety, sustainability, and environmental issues.
Climate Change, Engineered Systems and Society
This is a collection of resources generated and gathered during the NSF Climate Change Educational Partnership (CCEP) Phase I award, It includes cases and a bibliography as well as teaching tools and general organizational information. This is a work in progress so check back often for more resources.
This is a collection of resources generated and gathered by the NSF supported Energy Ethics in Science and Engineering (EESE) Education partnership. It includes two bibliographies as well as teaching tools and general organizational information. This is a work in progress so check back often for more resources.
This is a collection of resources on sustainability, many of which are currently being gathered through two ongoing partnerships with the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) and the University of Minnesota.
A variety of other resources related to safety, sustainability, and environmental ethics.
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"Environment, Safety & Sustainability"
Online Ethics Center for Engineering
National Academy of Engineering
Accessed: Friday, August 22, 2014