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Sassen, Remmer; Dienes, Dominik; Wedemeier, Johanna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to focus on the following research question--Which institutional characteristics are associated with sustainability reporting by UK higher education institutions? Design/methodology/approach: To answer the aforementioned research question, this study uses logistic regression. Findings: The results show that 17 per cent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Higher Education, Disclosure
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Hartman, Christie-Joy Brodrick; DeMars, Christine E.; Griscom, Heather Peckham; Butner, Harold Martin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a public university's design and implementation of an assessment approach that measures the change in undergraduate students' environmental stewardship reasoning and knowledge abilities over time. Design/methodology/approach: In support of a university's strategic emphasis on environmental…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Logical Thinking, Knowledge Level, Student Evaluation
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Wisecup, Allison K.; Grady, Dennis; Roth, Richard A.; Stephens, Julio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether, and how, electricity consumption by students in university residence halls were impacted through three intervention strategies. Design/methodology/approach: The current investigation uses a quasi-experimental design by exposing freshman students in four matched residence halls and the…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Energy, Energy Conservation, Intervention
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McConville, Jennifer R.; Rauch, Sebastien; Helgegren, Ida; Kain, Jaan-Henrik – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: In today's complex society, there is an increasing demand to include a wider set of skills in engineering curricula, especially skills related to policy, society and sustainable development. Role-playing and gaming are active learning tools, which are useful for learning relationships between technology and society, problem solving in…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Role Playing
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Dabija, Dan-Cristian; Postelnicu, Catalin; Dinu, Vasile; Mihaila, Alin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The research attempts to aim to evaluate the perception that different stakeholder groups have of one of the largest and most important Romanian university with respect to its sustainability orientation. The exploratory empirical research reveals some important aspects which must be closely pursued and properly implemented by the…
Descriptors: Universities, Stakeholders, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Lin, Chi-I; Li, Yuh-Yuh – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate students' understandings of ocean sustainability and the pedagogical influence of higher education on those conceptions. Design/methodology/approach: The conceptions of ocean sustainability of 54 university students of various academic disciplines enrolled in the 2014/2015 semester course…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sustainability, Oceanography, Photography
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Hamid, Suraya; Ijab, Mohamad Taha; Sulaiman, Hidayah; Anwar, Rina Md.; Norman, Azah Anir – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The explosion of social media use such as Facebook among higher education students is deemed to have great potential in widely disseminating environmental sustainability awareness. The paper aims to capture, summarise, synthesise and comment on the role of social media to garner interest of students and staff on environmental…
Descriptors: Social Media, Environmental Education, Recycling, Energy Conservation
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Barrella, Elise; Lineburg, Kelsey; Hurley, Peter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a pilot application of the Sustainable Transportation Analysis & Rating System (STARS), and highlight how a sustainability rating system can be used to promote sustainable urban development through a university-city partnership. STARS is an example of a second-generation "green"…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Transportation, Urban Areas, Colleges
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Pardellas Santiago, Miguel; Meira Cartea, Pablo; Iglesias da Cunha, Lucía – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper deals with the experiences of three European universities that have implemented transition initiatives, using the Transition Network's methodology to promote their sustainability plans. The Transition Communities' model for change is presented from a socio-educational perspective as an effective methodology for encouraging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Sustainability, Educational Environment
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Bellou, Chrysanthi; Petreniti, Vassiliki; Skanavis, Constantina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This study aims to focus on the University of Aegean's non-academic staff's environmental sustainability attitudes and behavior both at work and at home, their perceptions for sustainability enforcement and their active participation skills. Design/methodology/approach: The research participants were the 101 non-academic staff working at…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), College Faculty
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Godfrey, D. Matthew; Feng, Patrick – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the impacts of a science-based environmental communication campaign at a university dining hall. The impacts are assessed in terms of student attitudes toward sustainability, food consumption choices and perceptions and understanding of the campaign and the information it communicated.…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Dining Facilities, Sustainability
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Vaughter, Philip; Alsop, Steve – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the concept of sustainability imaginaries--unifying core assumptions on what sustainability entails held by stakeholders--set within a large suburban Canadian university. The study aims to expand the field of research into imaginaries by focusing on imaginaries within an institution as opposed to a societal or…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Cruz, Luís; Barata, Eduardo; Ferreira, João-Pedro; Freire, Fausto – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the potential contribution of integrated traffic and parking management strategies to ensure more rational use of available parking spaces and to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by commuters traveling to the University of Coimbra (UC) main campus. Design/methodology/approach: An integrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transportation, Conservation (Environment), Sustainability
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Shelest, Ksenia D.; Ionov, Victor V.; Tikhomirov, Leonid Y. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to the environmental awareness raising as a key issue of education for sustainable development. Youth Environmental Volunteers Movement in the area of coastal oil response operations in St. Petersburg is presented in this paper as a successful initiative in the field of environmental awareness through universities and city…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Ratajczyk, Natalia; Wagner, Iwona; Wolanska-Kaminska, Agnieszka; Jurczak, Tomasz; Zalewski, Maciej – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the varied roles played by the University of Lódz (UL) in maintaining and restoring the natural capital of a city as a driver for sustainable city development. The higher education institution can be perceived as visionary, originator and executor of natural capital projects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Universities, Higher Education
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