Distance education is especially well-suited to deliver learning outcomes consistent with sustainability goals. Its emphasis upon access, the service of personal needs, and the support of life-long learning mirror the ways in which environmental values are best inculcated into personal and professional life. This paper compares and contrasts the central tenets of distance and environmental education, revealing the extent of shared values. It also addresses the lower carbon costs of distance education providers, in the context of adding legitimacy to campus greening and academic curricula.
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