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Taking stock of sustainability in higher education: a review of the policy literature

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

This paper provides a review of the current literature that examines the uptake of sustainability policies in higher education. Articles were retrieved from both ERIC and Scopus databases and then ...

  • Posted July 19, 2019
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RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

In October 2012, Dalhousie's College of Sustainability launched an innovative new program—the RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate (SLC).

During the program, participating students attend three weekend seminars and take ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2019
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Environmental Engineering (MEng/MASc)

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Graduate education in Environmental Engineering provides a strong foundation in science and engineering principles that are applied to sustainable resource utilization and environmental protection. Areas of study include energy and ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2019
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Environmental Studies (MES)

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

MES students graduate from an interdisciplinary teaching and research program emphasizing rigorous inquiry and ethical practice as the foundation of responsible environmental and resource management. Students in this program produce ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2019
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Sustainability Initiatives Levy

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office is a student-run organization that strives to create a culture of sustainability within Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) operations, thereby improving our university community by ...


Community Design Minor

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Community design pays attention to the shape, patterns, processes, and issues in human and natural communities. This program explores the world as a system of interconnected and mutually embedded communities ...

  • Posted Feb. 1, 2019
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

A minor in Environmental Science is available to non-Environmental Science students in a 120 credit hour degree program within the College of Arts and Science. The Minor is also available ...

  • Posted Feb. 1, 2019
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Environmental Science (BA/BSc)

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Climate change. Biodiversity. Energy and the economy. The world is waking up like never before to the importance of preserving and protecting our environment. Those with knowledge and expertise in ...

  • Posted Feb. 1, 2019
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Environmental Engineering (BEng)

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

A rapidly growing discipline within the engineering profession, environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems – from ensuring our drinking water is clean to remediation of environmental hazards. Students will learn ...

  • Posted Feb. 1, 2019
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Canadian Student Leaders’ Conceptualizations of Sustainability and Sustainable Universities

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

There are a growing number of university sustainability efforts, but the literature provides limited information to help universities decide if they are focused on sustainability aspects important to their stakeholders ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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An analysis of Canadian STARS-rated higher education sustainability policies

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Uptake of sustainability into campus administration has been identified as important for establishing and maintaining campus sustainability initiatives because of its ability to institutionalize sustainability on campuses. This paper explores ...

  • Posted June 28, 2018
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Food Wasting Attitudes and Behaviours Among Residence Meal Hall Users at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Dalhousie University has undertaken multiple initiatives in recent years to produce less food waste within their dining halls. This study aimed to develop a relation between the attitudes and behaviours ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Assessing the Understanding, Awareness, and Concern for Climate Change across Undergraduate Faculties at Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The research completed in this study evaluates the levels of understanding, awareness, and concern for climate change of current undergraduate students in Dalhousie University’s Faculties of Engineering, Science, Health ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Enabling Divestment from Fossil Fuels: Characterizing Divestment Awareness and Support at Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

A team of students at Dalhousie University has come together to develop a comprehensive research report on the state of divestment from fossil fuels at their University. Divestment campaigns have ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Transporting Dalhousie: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Students’ Transportation Choices to and from Dalhousie’s Studley Campus

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

This study analyzed and identified factors influencing student transportation choices to and from Dalhousie’s Studley Campus, addressing the knowledge gap in student transportation behavior. Our aim was to understand ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Choice Intentions: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

A theory of planned behavior (TPB) framework was employed to investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) perceptions on the job choice intentions of American, Chinese, and Lebanese college ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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How to walk the talk? Developing actions for sustainability in academic research

  • Dalhousie University (NS)
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels Region)

Sustainability in higher education is a growing field of reflection and practice, yet integrating sustainability and academic research (as a distinct pillar of academia – next to education, societal service and ...


Sustainability in Canadian post-secondary institutions: The interrelationships among sustainability initiatives and geographic and institutional characteristics

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Purpose

This paper aims to report on a census of high-level sustainability initiatives at all accredited post-secondary institutions in Canada by documenting the institutions that have undertaken sustainability assessments, have ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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STARS; the Canadian experience

  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

STARS can be a powerful program for engaging the campus community, measuring progress in campus sustainability practices and benchmarking comprehensive sustainability reporting, but how well is the program designed for ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Organizational Change and Organizational Learning for Promoting Higher Education for Sustainable Development

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The scholarship of higher education for sustainable development has been criticised for its reliance on case studies and lack of theoretical rigour. This chapter provides a brief overview of several ...


Examining the Literature: A Bibliometric Study of ESD Journal Articles in the Education Resources Information Center Database

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Using the tool of bibliometry, this study examines journal articles related to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in academic journals from 1990 to 2005. It offers a statistical description of ...


Greening the Ivory Tower: A Review of Educational Research on Sustainability in Post-Secondary Education

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

There is a deficit of multi-site studies examining the integration of sustainability in the policies and practices of post-secondary institutions. This paper reviews what comparative empirical research has been undertaken ...


Campus sustainability governance in Canada: A content analysis of post-secondary institutions’ sustainability policies

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Purpose

This paper aims to provide an overview of a content analysis of sustainability policies from Canadian post-secondary education institutions. The paper reports findings on the orientations to sustainability evident ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Dalhousie University Green Map

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

This map was created for ENVS 3502.03 (Winter 2005). This map is part of the global Green Map System.

  • Posted April 15, 2016
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Analysis of Canadian STARS-rated Campus Sustainability Plans and Policies

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Sustainability governance, including the creation of campus sustainability policies and plans, can help institutionalize sustainability on campus. This study aims to deepen our understanding of Canadian higher education institutions (HEIs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Commercial Kitchens Case Study Dalhousie

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

It all started in class. The Office of Sustainability provided a project for the 3rd year Campus as a Living Laboratory Class in 2011. How much water and energy is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Developmental Evaluation to Advance Innovation in Sustainability Programs

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Sustainability in Higher Education is an exciting emergent field filled with energetic and good-intentioned efforts to innovate teaching methods, curriculum, learning outcomes, and programs. As new sustainability programs emerge in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaged learning and sustainability leadership: A case study approach

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Sustainability Leadership Certificate (SLC) program is a new and innovative program developed and implemented by a North American university. This case study presentation focuses on the program components implemented ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Five Years of an Integrated Approach to Campus Sustainability: Linking Academics, Operations and Student Life

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

At the 2008 AASHE Conference, [X] University presented two ambitious campus sustainability initiatives, one academic and one operational, and an overarching sustainability framework. The university has since put these initiatives ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Dalhousie University’s College of Sustainability: Transforming a campus for sustainability education

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Over the past five years, Dalhousie University’s College of Sustainability has developed and implemented an innovative model for sustainability education, which transforms university education to ensure all graduates have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Capturing Canadian University Presidents' Conceptualizations of Sustainability and the University's Role in Sustainable Development

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

University presidents are important stakeholders within the university system whose leadership extends beyond the academy into local and global communities. Yet little is known about how Canadian university presidents conceptualize ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Educating Sustainability Change Agents By Design

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

While a variety of sustainability programs have been launched internationally over the past few years, a collective discussion focused on defining the design-guidelines for sustainability programs has only recently been ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transformative Undergraduate Sustainability Education: Dalhousie's Major in Environment, Sustainability & Society

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Dalhousie University's Major in Environment, Sustainability and Society offers a unique approach to undergraduate education in sustainability, combining the rigor and depth of traditional disciplinary study with a rich ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Exploring Faculty Conceptualizations of Sustainable Universities Through the Use of Q Methodology

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Sustainability in Higher Education literature reveals the highly subjective nature of thinking about what it means to be a sustainable university. We used Q methodology to explore how faculty ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Natural Environment Planning for the Urban Campus

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Dalhousie University is located in the heart of the urban core. The Office of Sustainability, with committee guidance, has developed a natural environment plan for the University. The plan considers ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Goggles Project - Promoting Sustainability in Higher Education through Guerrilla Theatre

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

In 2005, Dr. Tarah Wright commissioned a two year study investigating Canadian universities' stances on sustainability. The findings were so provoking and the topic so timely, that we could not ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Going Global: Green Guide for Sustainability at Dalhousie, Africa, and beyond!

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University is a new interfaculty unit responding to global concern regarding environmental, economic, and social issues and the achievement of sustainable prosperity. The first ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Beyond GHG Reduction. Climate Change adaptation for Dalhousie University.

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Global and local environmental and sustainability challenges such as energy security, efficiency, and climate change are compounding. Universities across the world have responded by signing commitment statements, conducting GHG inventories ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Goggles Project

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

In 2005, Dr. Tarah Wright commissioned a two year study investigating Canadian universities' stances on sustainability. The findings were so provoking and the topic so timely, that we could not ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Campus Wide Academic Sustainability Initiative at Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Global concern for environment and sustainability is growing and new ways of thinking are needed to create solutions to the challenges we face. The Dalhousie University College of Sustainability is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Framework at Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Dalhousie University has been involved in sustainability activities for over 20 years. Presently a comprehensive university-wide sustainability policy, framework, and/or system hasn't been adopted. Common decision-making tools such ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Marine & Environmental Law Institute

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW), located in the vibrant port city of Halifax, is internationally recognized for excellence in marine and environmental law teaching and research. MELAW is ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BA/BS in Environment, Sustainability, & Society

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The ESS undergraduate program encourages students to pursue the academic discipline of their choice--anything from theatre to biology to business--and combine it with a major in Environment, Sustainability and Society ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Bachelor of Community Design

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Bachelor of Community Design degree is a general degree program introducing students to the principles and practices of Community Design. It will appeal to those interested in understanding how ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Resource & Environmental Management (MREM)

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The MREM is a full-time 16-month course-based program that’s designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in natural resource and environmental management. With a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Canadian STARS-Rated Campus Sustainability Plans: Priorities, Plan Creation and Design

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The use of integrated sustainability plans is an emerging trend in higher education institutions (HEIs) to set sustainability priorities and to create a work plan for action. This paper analyses ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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University Avenue Redevelopment: Prioritizing Pedestrians and the Environment

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

This report presents a redevelopment plan for the main road on the Dalhousie University campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The plan is designed to achieve three goals: promote active transportation ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Policy and Behaviour: Exploring Energy Use by Computers in the Marion McCain Building

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Our research explores the overnight energy consumption of computers in one Dalhousie computer lab, room 2019 in the Marion McCain building. Our research had three objectives. The first was to ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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In search of green campuses: An investigation of Canadian universities' environmental initiatives and implications for Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

In light of current environmental and sustainability problems, environmental responsibility makes eminent sense at universities--institutions responsible involved in research, developing new technologies, and educating future leaders and citizens. In Canada ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability: Transforming a campus for sustainability education

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Over the past five years, Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability has developed and implemented an innovative model for sustainability education, which transforms university education to ensure all graduates have ...