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Cohen, Benjamin; Lawrence, Kira T.; Armstrong, Andrea; Wilcha, Miranda; Gatti, Alexa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: A coalition of students, professors, administrators and operational staff at Lafayette College designed an environmental module to integrate in-class curricular education with out-of-class environmental engagement. The purpose of this study was to improve the ethos of sustainability across campus. Design/methodology/approach: The research…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Administrators, School Personnel
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Choate, Beth; Davis, Brittany Y.; Verrecchia, Jacqueline – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify how to reduce bottled water use on our campus, given that the majority of students were bringing it onto campus from outside sources. Bottled water bans have been implemented on several college and university campuses in an effort to reduce the consumption of bottled water and the associated…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Sustainability, Universities
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Boulton, Kelly; Pallant, Eric; Bradshaw-Wilson, Casey; Choate, Beth; Carbone, Ian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: Approximately 700 colleges and universities have committed to climate neutrality, which will require significant reductions in energy consumption. This paper aims to explore the effectiveness of an Annual Energy Challenge in curtailing electricity use by changing consumption behaviors at one liberal arts college.…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Energy Education, Climate
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Dmochowski, Jane Ellen; Garofalo, Dan; Fisher, Sarah; Greene, Ann; Gambogi, Danielle – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: Colleges and universities increasingly have the mandate and motivation to integrate sustainability into their curricula. The purpose of this paper is to share the strategy used at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and provide an evaluation of its success and guidance to others creating similar programs. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Integrated Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, Course Content
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Ghosh, Soma – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze those US colleges and universities that are participating in the Green Power Partnership (GPP). GPP is a voluntary environmental program initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2001 to help increase the use of green power (electricity produced from solar, wind,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, College Presidents, Colleges
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Riley, David R.; Thatcher, Corinne E.; Workman, Elizabeth A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to disseminate an innovative approach to sustainability education in construction-related fields in which teaching, research, and service are integrated to provide a unique learning experience for undergraduate students, faculty members, and community partners. Design/methodology/approach: The paper identifies the need for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Architecture, Environmental Education
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Pearce, Joshua M. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of the purchase power of the higher education system to catalyze the economy of scale necessary to ensure market competitiveness for solar photovoltaic electricity. Design/methodology/approach: The approach used here was to first determine the demand necessary to construct "Solar City…
Descriptors: Fuels, Energy, Manufacturing, Energy Conservation
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Borsari, Bruno; Elder, Timothy; Reynolds, Thomas – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
The need to develop alternatives for fossil fuel energy consumption is mandated by the limit of world oil reserves and the environmental costs associated with their continued use. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate to local farmers the environmental benefits provided by a modified farm implement and to enhance interest in alternative…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Educational Opportunities, Energy Education, Energy Management