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Title Towards green campus operations : energy, climate and sustainable development initiatives at universities / edited by Walter Leal Filho, Fernanda Frankenberger, Patricia Iglecias, Roberta Consentino Kronka Mulfarth
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 909 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series World sustainability series, 2199-7373
World sustainability series
Note Space, like time, is money: Evaluating space utilisation in Saudi Arabian universities -- Reflections on Sustainable Practices: Analyzing the Teaching, Research, Extension and Management of a Brazilian Public University -- Sustainable Brazilian Universities: Composition of Characteristics, Indicators and Performance Parameters -- Sustainability and climate action in the value proposition of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation: is the future already happening?- Campuses in the Global South: is sustainability possible without considering social and territorial dimensions?- Sustainability dimensions and public relations practices in public health system -- The divestment from fossil fuels movement and the commitments settled within universities - proactive examples in the transition towards clean energy -- Arts-based approaches for Environmental Awareness in University Campuses -- The application of eco-efficiency in university buildings: policies and decision-making processes -- Organic waste composting and vermicomposting as sustainable practice in higher education institutions
Matters related to sustainable development, albeit global in nature, are best handled at the local level. This line of thinking is particularly true to the higher education context, where the design and implementation of sustainability initiatives on campuses can demonstrate how a given university translates the principles of sustainable development into practice, at the institutional level. Yet, there is a paucity of specific events where a dialogue among sustainability academics and practitioners concerned with a) research, projects b) teaching and c) planning and infra-structure leading to campus greening takes place, so as to allow a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral exchange of ideas and experiences on the issues, matters and problems at hand. It is against this background that this book has been prepared. It is one of the outcomes of the "First Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses" (SSUC-2017) organised by the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). This book showcases examples of campus-based research and teaching projects, regenerative campus design, low-carbon and zero carbon buildings, waste prevention, and resilient transport, among others. It also demonstrates the role of campuses as platforms for transformative social learning and research, and explores the means via which university campuses can be made more sustainable. The aims of this publication are as follows: i. to provide universities with an opportunity to obtain information on campus greening and sustainable campus development initiatives from round the world; ii. to document and promote information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research, teaching and projects on campus greening and design, especially successful initiatives and good practice; iii. to introduce methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in campus design and operations. This book entails contributions from researchers and practitioners in the field of campus greening and sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to arts, administration and environment
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Education, Higher -- Saudi Arabia
College campuses -- Saudi Arabia
Environment
Sustainable Development
Energy Efficiency
Higher Education
Climate Change Management and Policy
Environmental and Sustainability Education
Waste Management/Waste Technology
Alt Author Leal Filho, Walter, editor
Frankenberger, Fernanda, editor
Iglecias, Patricia, editor
Mulfarth, Roberta Consentino Kronka, editor
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