Green Teaching

John Tharakan, Ph.D.

May 4, 2010

Video Segments

  1. Why do we need green teaching?
  2. What are the objectives of green teaching?
  3. How can faculty reduce paper use?
  4. How can faculty save energy?
  5. What other green measures can faculty take?
  6. How can HU faculty earn a Green Teaching Certificate?


In this age of dwindling natural resources, being a "green" teacher has assumed a new and positive meaning. As Engineering Professor John Tharakan explains in this video, universities need more green teachers in order to protect the environment and sustain life on this planet. Citing American University's "Green Teaching" Program, Dr. Tharakan explains how green teaching practices reduce paper use, save energy, and reduce emissions. He, then, describes other green measures faculty can take, including applying for CETLA's Green Teaching Certificate, which is modeled after American University's.