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Dahlawi, Saad; El Sharkawy, Mahmoud F. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Municipal solid waste (MSW) consists mainly of several recyclable materials such as paper and cardboard. Inside the educational institutes, especially universities, MSW is generated from several facilities including offices and cafeterias. Without an effective management program, solid waste can have detrimental impacts on the…
Descriptors: Universities, Municipalities, Sanitation, Recycling
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Habib, Muhammad Nauman; Khalil, Uzma; Khan, Zunnoorain; Zahid, Muhammad – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Sustainability in higher education has gained the attention of researchers and academia; however, there is still a need to explore and assess it from different perspectives that are unexplored. This study aims to evaluate and report sustainability and sustainable development in the higher education sector of Pakistan.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Deans
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Liu, Liguang; Gao, Lianhong – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to study the mechanism of how the public universities have funded the campus sustainability projects in China, by identifying key actors and examining the processes. Design/methodology/approach: Besides a review of campus sustainability initiatives at higher education institutions in China, the case of Central University…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainability, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries
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McKenna, Kelly; Altringer, Levi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the Colorado state university (CSU) MOVES online, transportation module, which was implemented for the dual purpose of promoting alternative modes of transportation and while providing students with the information and skills necessary to comfortably and safely commute on and around campus without a personal…
Descriptors: Student Transportation, Commuting Students, Innovation, Learning Modules
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Mac-lean, Claudia; Vargas, Luis Santiago; Uribe, Gonzalo; Aldea, Cristian; Lares, Lorna; Mercado, Oscar – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a panoramic and systematic view of 10 Sustainable Campus Network (SCN) universities' internal entities in charge of the sustainability effort -- such as offices, committees, units, programs, or other, showing how some institutions have gained increasing deployment and momentum. However, their…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Campuses, Networks, Universities
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Nolasco, Elaine; Vieira Duraes, Pedro Henrique; Pereira Gonçalves, Júlia; de Oliveira, Maria Cristina; Monteiro de Abreu, Lucijane; Nascimento de Almeida, Alexandre – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Universities are an example of institutions that aggregate people around work/study who consume water, energy and produce waste daily in their activities, generating an impact on the environment. The purpose of this study is to determine the quantity, composition and recycling potential of waste generated at the Faculdade UnB Planaltina…
Descriptors: Universities, Sanitation, Wastes, Hazardous Materials
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Zhang, Sumei; Frimpong Boamah, Emmanuel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to use the optimization modeling method to explore whether there is an ideal arrangement of course enrollments that can yield optimal parking demand and supply on college campuses. Design/methodology/approach: Using the University of Louisville as a case study, this study deploys a three-step analytical…
Descriptors: Campuses, Facilities, Motor Vehicles, Transportation
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Speer, James Hardy; Sheets, Virgil; Kruger, Tina M.; Aldrich, Stephen Peter; McCreary, Nicholas – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess environmental concern at a Midwest university, analyze trends in concern over time and determine the effect of the development of a campus sustainability office. Design/methodology/approach: A multi-question survey was administered through peer-to-peer recruitment from an undergraduate environmental…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Sustainability, Undergraduate Students
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Moqbel, Shadi; Abu-Zurayk, Rund; Bozeya, Ayat; Alsisan, Raed; Al Bawab, Abeer – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study sought to assess the process of initiating a sustainable recycling program at the University of Jordan. It illustrates the potentials of recycling, perceived awareness of recycling by the students and staff, as well as challenges to a sustainable waste recycling program. This study aims to identify the barriers and challenges…
Descriptors: Recycling, Universities, Foreign Countries, Sanitation
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Barros, Murillo Vetroni; Puglieri, Fabio Neves; Tesser, Daniel Poletto; Kuczynski, Oksana; Piekarski, Cassiano Moro – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Some universities have a commitment to both academic education and sustainable development, and the sustainable development goals can support several sustainable actions that universities may take as principles and attitudes. From this perspective, the purpose of this study is to present environmentally sustainable practices at a federal…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Conservation (Environment), Plastics, Energy Conservation
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Menon, Shalini; Suresh, M. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The UN proclamation of 2005-2014 as the decade of education for sustainable development has been instrumental in creating awareness and driving higher education institutions (HEIs) in integrating sustainability into their system. The purpose of this paper is to explore and encapsulate practices adopted by universities and colleges across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Practices, Environmental Education
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Eppinga, Maarten B.; Lozano-Cosme, Jenny; de Scisciolo, Tobia; Arens, Patrick; Santos, Maria J.; Mijts, Eric N. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Despite increasing efforts to incorporate sustainability in curricula and practices of institutions of higher education, effective implementation remains challenging. The purpose of this study is to present an approach to incorporate sustainability into a practice-oriented research skills course, which was implemented at a small island…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Curriculum Implementation, Research Skills
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Berker, Thomas; Woods, Ruth – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the relevance and use of the concept "reverse salient" in ambitious infrastructural change. Thomas Hughes, in his seminal study of socio-technical system building, observed that the elimination of "reverse salients", i.e. subsystems that because of their limited performance…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Energy Conservation, Conservation (Environment), Creativity
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Mazutti, Janaina; Londero Brandli, Luciana; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Fritzen Gomes, Bárbara Maria; Damke, Luana Inês; Tibola da Rocha, Vanessa; Santos Rabello, Roberto dos – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Higher education institutions are widely known both for their promotion to education for sustainable development (ESD) and for their contribution as living labs to urban management strategies. As for strategies, smart and learning campuses have recently gained significant attention. This paper aims to report an air quality monitoring…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Campuses, Environmental Education
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Cogut, Gregory; Webster, Noah J.; Marans, Robert W.; Callewaert, John – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Sustainability literature has cited the influential role of both awareness and engagement in facilitating increases in pro-environmental behaviors. The purpose of this study is to compare these links across behaviors and explore their interactive influence. Design/methodology/approach: Two research questions were examined: 1) Is awareness…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Travel, Transportation, Campuses
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