An integrated approach to achieving campus sustainability: Assessment of the current campus environmental management practices
PublisherGlobal University Network for Innovation (GUNI)
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Campus sustainability has become an issue of global concern for university policymakers and planners as result of the realization of the impacts the activities and operations of universities have on the environment. The issue has also been intensified by the pressure from government environmental protection agencies, sustainability movements, university stakeholders as well as the momentum of other forces including student activism and NGOs. In 1990, the Talloires Declaration at an international conference in France becomes the first official statement made by university administrators of a commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education. The declaration is a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. Over 300 university presidents and chancellors in over 40 countries have signed the declaration as a commitment to campus sustainability and several of them have embarked on projects and initiatives to incorporate sustainability into their systems.
CitationGlobal University Network for Innovation (GUNI)