There are many inter-related and interdependent factors that contribute to campus sustainability. This section looks at two ways to organize the different aspects of sustainability for campuses.
The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future, outlines four interdependent lenses for looking at sustainability, developed at UNH:
- Biodiversity & Ecosystems
- Climate & Energy
- Food Systems
The STARS [Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System] developed by AASHE uses a detailed scheme based on the following functional areas:
- Education & Research
- Community Engagement
- Planning & Administration
See Sustainability Tracking & Assessment for more detail on STARS.