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Weber, Shana; Newman, Julie; Hill, Adam – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: Sustainability performance in higher education is often evaluated at a generalized large scale. It remains unknown to what extent campus efforts address regional sustainability needs. This study begins to address this gap by evaluating trends in performance through the lens of regional environmental characteristics.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Campuses, Trend Analysis, Guidelines
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Rauch, Jason N.; Newman, Julie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to expand on the development of university and college sustainability metrics by implementing an adaptable metric target strategy. Design/methodology/approach: A combined qualitative and quantitative methodology is derived that both defines what a sustainable metric target might be and describes the path a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Metric System, Methods, Sustainable Development
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Rauch, Jason N.; Newman, Julie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the development and implementation of how a greenhouse gas GHG reduction target at Yale University has resulted in broad and long-term institutional commitment. Design/methodology/approach: Interviews are conducted with key individuals representing those most directly involved in developing and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vision, Organizational Change, Environmental Standards