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Booth, Annie; Earley, Sinead; Aben, Kyle; Otter, Barbara; Corrigal, Todd; Ray, Christie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss an innovative course offered as a partnership between the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) (Canada), the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and local businesses: UNBC's third-year undergraduate/graduate course, carbon and energy management. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
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Ortegon, Katherine; Acosta, Pilar – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, as few universities have assessed their ecological footprint (EF), a benchmark for Colombian universities is presented. Second, a practical calculation tool for measuring the EF in educational institutions (EIs) is developed. The purpose of this tool is to facilitate the process of assessing…
Descriptors: Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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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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Hope, Alex – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of knowledge transfer partnership (KTP)as a means for universities to generate and exchange knowledge to foster sustainable cities and societies. Design/methodology/approach: This paper reports on a series of separate yet interrelated KTPs between a university and the local authority in the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Municipalities, Knowledge Management
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Chang, Huei-Chun – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the issue of managing the major environmental costs from an accounting perspective. The current state of practices for managing the costs associated with the consumption of electricity, water and paper, as well as the generation of wastes within three universities in Taiwan, was investigated. The…
Descriptors: Accounting, Foreign Countries, Costs, Sustainability
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Jain, Suresh; Pant, Pallavi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to put forth a model for implementation of an environmental management system (EMS) in institutes of higher education in India. Design/methodology/approach: The authors carried out initial environmental review (IER) and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis to identify the major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Models, Energy Conservation
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Button, Charles E. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide information about past and present efforts undertaken at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to reduce its carbon footprint and to institute a campus culture centered on the principles of environmental sustainability. Provide some recommendations to other institutions of higher education…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Colleges, College Faculty, College Students
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Richardson, Gregory R. A.; Lynes, Jennifer K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: To explore the barriers and motivations to the construction of green buildings at the University of Waterloo (UW) by documenting and analysing the UW building process. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conducted 13 semi-structured in-depth interviews with key UW individuals as well as analyzing numerous internal reports in order to…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Colleges, Facilities Management, Energy Management
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Albrecht, Patrick; Burandt, Simon; Schaltegger, Stefan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the preparation of a sustainability report and a large-scale energy-saving campaign with regards to their role for organizational learning (OL). Similar processes indicating OL were observed during the implementation of both projects. Along the lines of a theoretical framework of OL these processes…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Information Processing, Energy Management, Environmental Education
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Pearce, Joshua M.; Miller, Laura L. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to quantify and critically analyze the best practices of a comprehensive environmental stewardship strategy (ESS), which included a guaranteed energy savings program (GESP) that utilized an energy service company (ESCO). Design/methodology/approach: The environmental and economic benefits and limitations of an approach…
Descriptors: Energy Management, College Administration, Ecology, Sustainable Development
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Sammalisto, Kaisu; Arvidsson, Karin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2005
Purpose: This study of environment management systems implementation in Swedish universities contributes to the dialogue about the role of management systems as tools in developing sustainability in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The empirical study is based on Government directives that make environmental management systems…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Management Systems, Foreign Countries, Presidents
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Dawe, Gerald F. M.; Vetter, Arnie; Martin, Stephen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
A sustainability audit of Holme Lacy College is described. The approach adopted a "triple bottom line" assessment, comprising a number of key steps: a scoping review utilising a revised Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors project appraisal tool; an environmental impact assessment based on ecological footprinting and a social and…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Audits (Verification)
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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