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ERIC Number: EJ881759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
A Tenth Year Anniversary Retrospect: The Effect of the Halifax Declaration on Canadian Signatory Universities
Wright, Tarah Sharon Alexandra
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v8 n1 p233-248 2003
In 1991, sixteen Canadian universities endorsed the Halifax Declaration (HD) at the Conference on University Action for Sustainable Development in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This Declaration recognized the leadership role universities could play in a world at serious risk of irreparable environmental damage and asserted that universities must re-think and reconstruct their environmental policies and practices in order to contribute to environmental sustainability on local, national, and international levels. This study discusses the degree to which initiatives outlined in the Halifax Declaration Action Plan were implemented at signatory universities, identifies emerging patterns in the implementation of Declaration initiatives, and examines the extent to which the Declaration encouraged universities to re-think and reconstruct their environmental policies and practices. (Contains 3 tables.)
Lakehead University and Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Lakehead University Faculty of Education, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada