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First-year student attitudes towards, and skills in, sustainable development Membership Required

  • Higher Education Academy (York)
This report on student attitudes towards, and skills in, sustainable development describes the results of an online survey of 5,763 first-year higher education (HE) students, across all four UK member ...

2016 College Hopes & Worries Survey Report Membership Required

  • The Princeton Review (MA)
Every year, The Princeton Review surveys college applicants and their parents about their perspective on the admissions process. The survey includes a question related to commitment to environmental issues: > ...

Sustainability Field Booms on Campus Membership Required

This article describes fast growth in continuing education programs focused on sustainability.

Responsible Business: The Textbook for Management Learning, Competence and Innovation Membership Required

  • Instituto Tecnolgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
As sustainable development becomes an increasingly important strategic issue for all organizations, there is a growing need for management and executive education to adapt to this new reality. This textbook ...

Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory Into Practice Membership Required

  • Nazareth College (NY)
The global community is looking towards business to play its role in creating a just and fair economy. This increases the urgency and relevance of new approaches to management education ...

University Students as Change agents? A Comparative Study of the Role of Students in Higher Education for Sustainable Development in Germany and Sweden Membership Required

To readjust the direction of social development and to enable sustainable learning for students at all levels, international policy emphasises the necessity to transform education systems based on a whole ...

Sustainable Happiness, Living Campus, and Wellbeing for All Membership Required

  • Dawson College (QC)
  • Cape Breton University (NS)
There is a definite and heartening movement afoot in many education circles. The widespread recognition that formal education is destined for sweeping changes begins with redefining its very purpose. This, ...

Looking through the “greenwashing glass cage” of the green league table towards the sustainability challenge for UK universities Membership Required

**Purpose** – This paper aims to critically focus on the UK's People & Planet's “green league table” in order to explore to what extent such league tables contribute to the ...

Identifying Strength and Weakness of Sustainable Higher Educational Assessment Approaches Membership Required

  • Universiti Putra Malaysia
Sustainable Higher Education (SHE) is regarded as one of the most influential medium of facilitating sustainable development movement in the world. SHE assessment approaches are tools or frameworks which assesses ...

Campus sustainability at the edges: Emotions, relations, and bio-cultural connections Membership Required

  • Temple University (PA)
The university campus is often considered a key site for the development of environmental sustainability initiatives. At the same time, the concept and practice of sustainability has been critiqued for ...

Pre-Service Teachers and Climate Change: A Stalemate? Membership Required

  • James Cook University (Queensland)
Findings from the second phase of a study of pre-service teachers’ attitudes to environmental education and knowledge of climate change are reported in this paper. A sample of 87 pre-service ...

Teaching Education for Sustainable Development at University Level Membership Required

This book introduces readers to the latest research and findings from projects focusing on teaching education for sustainable development at universities. In particular, it describes practical experiences, outline courses, training ...
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The Cinnamon Roll Challenge: Promoting Reductions in Energy Consumption Through Energy Dashboards and Behavioral Influence Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)
With an understanding of buildings as major sources of energy waste, our team set out to reduce student consumption in dorm rooms, the area that we have the most control ...
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Improving the High-Rise Life Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)
Our paper analyzed various "green" methods for a hypothetical future dorm on Rice University's campus in Houston, Texas. The cumulation of a semester's work, this project delved into sustainable design ...
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Sustainable development at the core of undergraduate engineering curriculum reform: a new introductory course in chemical engineering Membership Required

  • University of Cape Town
Most efforts to reform engineering curricula to focus on sustainable development have to date been at the level of individual, senior, often elective, courses. Although sophisticated arguments have been mounted ...
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Developing a university-wide course on sustainability: a critical evaluation of planning and implementation Membership Required

  • University of New Haven (CT)
Sustainability is an issue of increasing importance in today's world. Institutions of higher education are undergoing change towards incorporating sustainable development principles within their teaching, research, service, and community outreach ...
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Teaching organisational change management for sustainability: designing and delivering a course at the University of Leeds to better prepare future sustainability change agents Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Utrecht University
  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)
  • University of Leuven
A number of universities worldwide have created new courses and degrees or modified existing ones, as a response to the increasing interest by companies to hire sustainability literate graduates. However, ...
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Fostering the incorporation of sustainable development in higher education. Lessons learned from a change management perspective Membership Required

  • Leuven University College
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
In research and literature about integration of sustainable development in higher education, particular attention is given towards barriers for change and critical success factors, mainly with a focus on organisational ...
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What lies beneath the surface? The hidden complexities of organizational change for sustainability in higher education Membership Required

  • University of Brighton
Higher education institutions have an important role to play in the transition towards a more sustainable global society. In this context, many universities have embarked on a journey towards ‘sustainability’, ...
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Process framework for identifying sustainability aspects in university curricula and integrating education for sustainable development Membership Required

  • University of Turku
Sustainability aspects in higher education must be enhanced with more concrete actions. Universities are globally required to have quality assurance to secure and improve teaching and learning, and they use ...
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Integrated management systems for enhancing education for sustainable development in universities: a memetic approach Membership Required

  • University of Turku
There is a need for new approaches for enhancing education for sustainable development in universities. Memetics, which is about effective pathways of communication, could be such a new, promising approach. ...
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Diffusion of sustainability reporting in universities: current situation and future perspectives Membership Required

  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Universities play a key role in the development of society, and their involvement in sustainable development will be crucial in changing current practices in society towards sustainable development. Thus, information ...
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Roles for university researchers in urban sustainability initiatives: the UK Newcastle Low Carbon Neighbourhoods project Membership Required

  • Kingston University London
There is considerable debate regarding the contribution to be made by higher education institutions and the researchers they employ in realising environmentally sustainable urban spaces, and the relationship between academic ...
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Carbon management at universities: a reality check Membership Required

  • University of Southampton
Carbon dioxide emissions from the higher education sector are globally significant. This study compares the performance of 20 institutions in English research-intensive universities to their self-set targets, using three key ...
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Carbon footprint analysis of student behavior for a sustainable university campus in China Membership Required

  • Drexel University (PA)
Sustainable urban design, systems-level organizational planning, and human behavior have all been recognized for their potentially important roles in helping to reduce energy costs and associated environmental impacts, including greenhouse ...
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Academic staff engagement in education for sustainable development Membership Required

  • University of Southampton
The research presented in this paper emerged from the need to identify the factors influencing academic staff members when engaging in Education for Sustainable Development in real practice. The aims ...
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The role(s) of universities in dealing with global wicked problems through multi-stakeholder initiatives Membership Required

  • Wageningen University
  • University of Cape Town
Multi-stakeholder initiatives have emerged as collaborative partnerships to deal with wicked problems, particularly in the global food system. This article analyzes the role that academics play in these initiatives at ...
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Encouraging sustainability in the workplace: a survey on the pro-environmental behaviour of university employees Membership Required

  • Wageningen University
In order to enhance more sustainable behaviour in households, recent research focuses on the identification of factors that have an impact on sustainable or pro-environmental behaviour. The aim of this ...
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An approach to the implementation of sustainability practices in Spanish universities Membership Required

Sustainability issues in higher educational institutions have attracted increasing levels of attention from both the public and policy makers in recent decades. A number of previous studies have called for ...
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Sustainability in higher education: a systematic review with focus on management education Membership Required

  • HEC MontrTal (PA)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS
Sustainability has received increasing attention in management education over the past ten years. This article reviews a decade's worth of research in a systematic analysis of 63 articles published in ...
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Sustainable universities – a study of critical success factors for participatory approaches Membership Required

Participatory approaches can be seen as a requirement, but also as a benefit to the overall paradigm change towards sustainable development and contribute towards the integration of sustainability concept into ...
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Changing Norms by Changing Behavior: The Princeton Drink Local Program Membership Required

  • Princeton University (NJ)
Unprecedented levels of global bottled water consumption present a major challenge for the environment and water conservation initiatives. Educational institutions are in a unique position to promote conservation behavior by ...
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Implementation of sustainability in universities as perceived by faculty and staff – a model from a Swedish university Membership Required

Education for sustainable development creates new challenges for universities where faculty and staff are expected to prepare students to meet complexities in society and take responsibility for sustainability, which scientists ...
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Comparing Sustainable Universities between the United States and China: Cases of Indiana University and Tsinghua University Membership Required

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Temple University (PA)
It is widely accepted that universities can play critical roles in promoting sustainability. In the United States and China, many universities have initiated sustainability programs. Employing Indiana University, Bloomington, the ...
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Participatory Development of Key Sustainability Concepts for Dialogue and Curricula at The Ohio State University Membership Required

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
The Ohio State University (OSU) is one of the many universities committed to sustainability within its operations, traditions, and university framework. The university continues to evolve in relation to its ...
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Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education: Interconnecting the Reporting Process and Organisational Change Management for Sustainability Membership Required

  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Utrecht University
  • University of Leuven
Although there has been a considerable increase in the publication of sustainability reports in the corporate world in the last decade, sustainability reporting in higher education institutions is still in ...
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Learning about Sustainability—What Influences Students’ Self-Perceived Sustainability Actions after Undergraduate Education? Membership Required

Changing societies’ minds about sustainability requires knowledge about the situation, awareness of what needs to be done and actions to change today’s unsustainable behaviors. Universities are challenged to develop students’ ...
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Commuting Behavior and Transportation Preferences of the CSUN Community Membership Required

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
In 2010 California State University, Northridge (CSUN) conducted its first complete survey of the commuting habits of its staff, faculty and students. Here we report on the results of our ...
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Development of a Novel Food Waste Collection Kiosk and Waste-to-Energy Business Model Membership Required

  • University of Toledo (OH)
The US generates more than 37 million metric tons of food waste each year and over 95% of it is disposed of at US landfills. This paper describes the development ...
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Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030 Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)
Approximately 84 million Americans spend their days in colleges, universities, and public or private primary and secondary schools. The commercial building sector, which includes educational institutions, accounts for 18.44 percent ...
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Permaculture in higher education: Opportunities and challenges Membership Required

  • University of Victoria (BC)
There is growing agreement that integrative “whole person” approaches promoting transformative learning are important aspects of sustainability education. Increasingly, universities are using permaculture in teaching sustainability. Permaculture is an ecological ...
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Bringing KTH’s Environmental Performance to an Internationally Leading Level Membership Required

  • Royal Institute of Technology
This report analyses the types of international ratings/rankings available for universities to measure their sustainability performance. Sustainability has become an increasing topic of interest for universities to attract students as ...
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The EcoRep Program at the University of South Carolina: How to Engage Students in On-Campus Environmental Activities Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)
This senior thesis focused on determining how much the undergraduate student population is aware about current environmental problems, their impression of them, and how they act accordingly. In addition, through ...
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Framing a Turkish Campus Sustainability Assessment System Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
Sustainable campus design and planning in Higher Education requires an entire action plan and coordination of physical, educational, and social systems. Many institutions in the world are defining their sustainable ...
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Campus sustainability efforts: A study of the long-term impact of college and university sustainability programs Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)
The topic of this study is a new approach to understanding the effectiveness of campus sustainability efforts at American colleges and universities. A series of national sustainability organizations rate effectiveness ...
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Making a difference by marking the difference: constituting in-between spaces for sustainability learning Membership Required

  • Leuphana University Lüneburg
Transdisciplinarity as a mode of addressing sustainability challenges was a guiding principle in establishing Germany's first Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University of Lüneburg in 2010. The different study programs ...
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Student participation in the co-creation of knowledge and social experiments for advancing sustainability: experiences from the University of Tokyo Membership Required

  • Clark University (MA)
  • University of Tokyo
  • University College London (London)
Universities around the world are increasingly engaging in multi-stakeholder collaborations for the co-creation of knowledge, tools and experiments with social and technical systems for advancing societal sustainability. With much of ...
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Living labs and co-production: university campuses as platforms for sustainability science Membership Required

Living labs and co-production are increasingly popular strategies for universities to address sustainability challenges and yet the links between them remain largely implicit. This paper discusses the potential of living ...
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Embedding sustainability learning pathways across the university Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
The University of British Columbia's (UBC) long-term vision is to embed sustainability in all of its undergraduate teaching programs. The University has described four student sustainability attributes — Holistic Systems ...
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Love Food, Hate Waste: Analyzing Food Waste and Reduction at Rice University Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)
It is known that about 30% of food produced worldwide is ultimately wasted (Gunders 2012). Rice University is not immune to this phenomenon, and past research has shown that Rice ...
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