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ERIC Number: ED537522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Higher Education Sustainability in Pittsburgh: Highlights from the AASHE 2011 Campus Tours
Srinivasamohan, Ashwini; Walton, Judy; Wagner, Margo
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
This quote by ecologist, "Silent Spring" author and Chatham University alum Rachel Carson reminds us of the everyday tenacity needed in working to advance a sustainable and just world. This publication celebrates that tenacity in the higher education sector, specifically among institutions in the Pittsburgh area. Historically known for its steel industry, the second largest city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is home to institutions that are striving to educate students and the surrounding communities about green building design, waste elimination, alternative transportation options, climate positive goals, community partnerships toward sustainability, and much more. Supported by the Heinz Endowments, this report profiles the sustainability innovations of the Pittsburgh institutions that hosted campus tours during the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in October 11. Compiled from tour materials provided by these host institutions, as well as a survey of tour participants and follow-up interviews, this publication reveals the dynamism of higher education sustainability efforts in Pittsburgh. It includes tour participant impressions, and the knowledge they gained and lessons learned to take back home to campuses around the world.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. 1536 Wynkoop Street Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202. Tel: 303-395-1331; Fax: 888-552-0329; e-mail: info@aashe.org; Web site: http://www.aashe.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Heinz Endowments
Authoring Institution: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania