ERIC Number: EJ801928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Sustainability Takes Time
Downey, Peter R.
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v5 n1 p81-90 2004
This is a story of transformation at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. It describes the progress and thinking along the path to introducing the university's vision of sustainability since the conclusion of EMSU 1999. It describes how sustainable practice has been incorporated within the formal democratic structures of the university, and describes the results of the initial environmental review and the early experiences and outcomes of target setting. The paper does not ignore those areas where there has not been success. It considers the involvement of the university in the UK Higher Education Programme for Sustainability (HEPS) directed by the Forum for the Future, and the advantages of engagement with the student community. The paper considers the early introduction of corporate social responsibility. It concludes with an aide memoir (currently in development) to assist all managers at the university in considering the impact of their planned actions on sustainability.
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Operations Research, Environmental Education, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Research, Program Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom