First Advisor

Sybil Kelley

Document Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

Spring 6-14-2023


Sustainability education, Higher education -- Environmental aspects, Social justice


As dominant systems continue to lean towards unsustainable patterns, fueled by models of white supremacy and capitalism, these paradigms can be challenged by prioritizing joy and wonder as essential inputs rather than measurable outcomes. This paper seeks to imagine the ways in which failing systems that promise eternal growth and insatiable power dynamics can be in part dismantled through creating the conditions necessary for joy to take precedence over productivity.

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