This paper aims to highlight the contribution of ecological fairs to the promotion of sustainability in university campuses, based on a case study carried out at the University of Passo Fundo, located in Southern Brazil.
Producers and consumers of the ecological fairs were interviewed to analyse how the social, economic and environmental spheres of sustainable development are impacted by these fairs. In total, 24 interviews were conducted.
The results showed how fairs positively impact the academic and local community while bringing sustainability into university campuses.
The main limitations of this study were the number of interviews and the short period during when the study was conducted.
This case study demonstrated how the promotion of ecological fairs on a university campus plays an important role in the implementation and practice of sustainability and can serve as an example for other institutions that intend to work on similar projects.
This paper contributes to the literature by providing a discussion on how ecological fairs represent a good addition in the process of universities to become more sustainable and which aspects of each sustainability sphere are involved.
This study was financed in part by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – Brasil (CAPES) – Finance Code 001.
Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Dal Moro, L., Tibola da Rocha, V., Mazutti, J. and Reginatto, G. (2019), "How can ecological fairs increase sustainability in a university campus?", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 20 No. 3, pp. 515-529. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-02-2019-0055Download as .RIS
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