The term campus sustainability is often thought of in terms of improving campus operations—from reducing energy & GHG to reducing waste to serving sustainable food. Improvements in operations are important, of course, but the term campus sustainability has taken on a much broader meaning that integrates curriculum & research, operations, planning & administration, and community engagement.
This section deals with sustainability in higher education; if your primary interest is in K–12 schools, there is a separate section on Sustainability in Schools.
Campus sustainability resources
- Campus Food – Is it sustainable & Healthy?
- Synthetic Turf [updated August 2016]
- Boost Endowment Returns and Improve Campus Sustainability
- The Alliance offers a wide variety of internships for academic credit (including campus sustainability internships), as well as summer internships in a variety of action areas.
- Many useful resources are listed in the student reports prepared as part of our internship program — most have extensive references to primary sources.
- Elements of Campus Sustainability
- Additional Campus Sustainability Resources
- The Sustainable Learning Community (Kelly, et al, 2009)
- Sustainability in Higher Education (Barlett & Chase, 2013) [the successor to their 2004 Sustainability on Campus].
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We also invite those interested in campus sustainability to join the Campus Sustainability community on the Sustainability Commons & the climateaction email group to facilitate discussion of campus sustainability, GHG-reduction, and climate action.