Without an Implementation Plan in place when a college or university
president signs the Talloires Declaration, it is unlikely that
the Declaration will have much practical meaning. The event may
become a purely symbolic act, or your institution may end up making
piecemeal progress without coherent long-term goals.
Thus, we highly recommend that the your institution form an official
environmental or sustainability task force or committee (including
faculty, students, staff and administrators), preferably appointed
by the president, to develop a campus plan to realize the general
goals of the Talloires Declaration and to monitor sustainability
initiatives on campus. The Implementation Plan would need to be
specifically tailored to your institution, sensitive to its culture,
strengths, and opportunities. If you would like some assistance
in implementing the Talloires Declarationincluding strategies,
campus sustainability assessment, priority projectsplease
contact ULSF for more
Implementing the Talloires Declaration" - by Michael
Shriberg & Heather Tallent; presented at Greening of the Campus
V: Connecting to Place, September, 2003, Ball State University,
Muncie, Indiana, USA
The following links include examples of how some institutions
have tried to envision and implement the Talloires Declaration:
Ball State University:
Click here to read an article on Ball State University's efforts
to implement the Talloires Declaration which appeared in the May
2001 issue the ULSF report, The Declaration.
Australian National University: See ANU Green's plan for
implementing the Talloires Declaration.
Green State University: Learn how BGSU plans to live up
to the commitments of the Talloires Declaration.