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Volume 3, Number 2 : September 1999

Spotlight: Sustainability and University Life

Edited by Walter Leal Filho
German ISBN 3-631-35297-2
US ISBN 0-8204-4367-0

The international debate on the merits of introducing sustainable approaches at universities can be greatly assisted by means of examples illustrating what can be done and, as importantly, how. There are many higher education institutions which still see sustainability as theoretical or disconnected from reality, failing to recognise the institutional benefits that may be brought about by pursuing sustainable development.

This book, Sustainability and University Life, as the title implies, identifies various ways by which sustainability may be brought closer to a university´s routine. By means of critical analyses, case studies and examples from North American, European and African universities, the book not only discusses the problems faced with the promotion of sustainability at institutional level, but also shows how sustainability is being put into practice by a number of higher education institutions. Be it through curriculum greening, networking, energy-saving projects, awards or through special teaching programs, universities may gain a great deal by paying attention to sustainability, and the book leaves no doubt that even the most sceptical institutions will see advantages in pursuing this path.

Published by Peter Lang Scientific Publishers (New York, Berlin, Bern, Vienna), as Volume 5 of the Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability Series.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Sustainability and University Life: Some European Perspectives; Walter Leal Filho

Chapter 2: Critical Dimensions of Sustainablity in Higher Education; Richard Clugston and Wynn Calder

Chapter 3: Driving Environmental Strategy with Stakeholder Preferences - A Case Study of the University of Surrey; Andy Davey, Graham Earl and Roland Clift

Chapter 4: Technology and Sustainable Development: Sustainability as a Challenge for Engineers; Karel F. Mulder

Chapter 5: Sustainability through Incremental Steps? The Case of Campus Greening at Rensselaer; Steve Breyman

Chapter 6: Managing U.S. Campuses with an Ecological Vision; Alberto Arenas

Chapter 7: Institutional Change and Leadership in Greening the Campus; Aaron Allen

Chapter 8: "ECOCAMPUS": a "Practice-What-You-Preach" European Collaboration; J. Roturier, A. de Almeida, E. Apostolidou, D. Berbecaru, J.F. Bonnet, R. Cazanescu, P. Faucher, S. Gabriel, A. Gula, M. Kwiatkowski, T. Laine, Th. Lamouche, J. Norgard, Ph. Outrequin

Chapter 9: Institutional Commitment to the Environment and Sustainability: A Peak of Excellence at Middlebury College; Nan Jenks-Jay

Chapter 10: University Support to Local and Regional Agenda Initiatives for Sustainable Development; Andreas Megerle, Heidi Megerle

Chapter 11: Sustainability and Higher Education in Asia-Pacific; Jacob Park and Ted Tschang

Chapter 12: Promoting Environmental Citizenship and Sustainability in Regional Campuses: Experiences from a Consortium of 15 Colleges and Universities; Robert S. Whyte

Chapter 13: The Dutch Sustainability Award for Higher Education 1998; Hanno Lans

Chapter 14: Transformation or Irrelevance: The Challenge of Academic Planning for Environmental Education in the 21st Century; David W. Orr

Chapter 15: Greening Campuses: An Overview of Student Activism and Progressive Administration; Scott Cole

Chapter 16: Sustainable Agriculture and Land Management in the Liberal Arts: A Case Study; Eugene B. Bakko

Appendix 1: University and Sustainability: An African Perspective; Samson Katikiti

Appendix 2: The Need for Student Inputs: oikos - International Student Organization for Sustainable Economics and Management; Alexander Barkawi

This book may be ordered from Peter Lang Scientific Publishers' website www.peterlang.de, via e-mail from peterlang@access.ch, or by mail from:

Peter Lang Scientific Publishers
Jupiter Strasse 15
CH- 3015 Bern
Switzerland
Tel: +41-31-9402-121
Fax: +41-31-9402-131

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