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Zhu, Bifeng; Zhu, Chufan; Dewancker, Bart – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the way to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Through the introduction and learning of a specific case, this paper summarizes the specific process of green campus's development and construction and directly discusses how to achieve the goal of sustainable development. By analyzing…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, College Environment, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment)
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Walsh, Zack; Böhme, Jessica; Lavelle, Brooke D.; Wamsler, Christine – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to increase related knowledge across personal, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability and how it can be applied to support transformative learning. Design/methodology/approach: The paper provides a reflexive case study of the design, content and impact of a course on eco-justice that integrates relational…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Equal Education, Justice, Sustainability
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Srebotnjak, Tanja; Norgaard, Lee Michelle – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to map and analyze sustainability activities and relationships at the seven Claremont Colleges and graduate institutions using social network analysis (SNA) to inform sustainability planning and programming. Design/methodology/approach: Online surveys and interviews were conducted among faculty, staff and…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Higher Education, Sustainability, Online Surveys
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Beer, Christopher Todd – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This research uses the social science perspectives of institutions, ecological modernization and social movements to analyze the rationale used by the early-adopting universities of fossil fuel divestment in the USA. Design/methodology/approach: Through analysis of qualitative data from interviews with key actors at the universities that…
Descriptors: Fuels, Statistical Analysis, Robustness (Statistics), Qualitative Research
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Bajzelj, Bojana; Fenner, Richard A.; Curmi, Elizabeth; Richards, Keith S. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to enhance and complement teaching about resource system feedbacks and environmental modelling. Students were given an interactive exercise based on a research model (ForeseerTM), developed by an inter-disciplinary research team, that explores the interconnectivity of water, energy and land resources. Two…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Vignettes
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Sintov, Nicole; Dux, Ellen; Tran, Agassi; Orosz, Michael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the impact of a competition-based intervention combining high-resolution electricity feedback, incentives, information and prompts on college dormitory residents' energy consumption and participation in demand response events. The authors also investigated changes in individual-level…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Energy Conservation, Feedback (Response), Competition
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Petratos, Panagiotis; Damaskou, Evangelia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the effects of campus sustainability planning to annual campus energy inflows and outflows in California higher education. The paper also offers a preliminary statistical analysis for the evaluation of impact factors on energy outflows and a link between energy outflows and building…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy, Campuses, Sustainability
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Little, Matthew; Cordero, Eugene – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2014
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the relationship between hybrid classes (where a per cent of the class meetings are online) and transportation-related CO[subscript 2] emissions at a commuter campus similar to San José State University (SJSU). Design/methodology/approach: A computer model was developed to calculate the number of trips to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Transportation, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
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Savageau, Ann E. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Purpose: Most students report giving little thought to their consumption and waste, and when confronted with issues of sustainability still find them either distant and impersonal or overwhelming. One area that has been relatively unexplored is the concept of a self-audit and self-reflection in the development of intrinsic motivation for living…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Undergraduate Students, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment)
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Bacon, Christopher M.; Mulvaney, Dustin; Ball, Tamara B.; DuPuis, E. Melanie; Gliessman, Stephen R.; Lipschutz, Ronnie D.; Shakouri, Ali – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to share the content and early results from an interdisciplinary sustainability curriculum that integrates theory and practice (praxis). The curriculum links new topical courses concerning renewable energy, food, water, engineering and social change with specialized labs that enhance technological and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Socialization, Teamwork
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Kurland, Nancy B. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolution of a sustainability network at a large California public university, as an example of organizational change. Design/methodology/approach: The paper combines participant observation and case study techniques over a three-year period. From 2007 to 2010, the author helped found the…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Participant Observation, Outreach Programs, Network Analysis