Fall 1999 US Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

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(2000), "Fall 1999 US Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 1 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2000.24901aab.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Fall 1999 US Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Fall 1999 US Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Keywords: Universities, Environment, Conservation

A total of 225 representatives from six countries (USA, Canada, Germany, UK, New Zealand and Australia) and 101 higher education institutions attended the very successful "Greening of the Campus III: Theory and Reality" conference on 30 September-2 October, 1999, Ball State University's third event of its kind on sustainability in higher education in Muncie, Indiana (USA). This interdisciplinary conference is designed to allow people from diverse areas in university communities to share information on environmental issues ranging from practical day-to-day management of the physical plant to "green" curriculum development and "green" utilization of campus resources.

Keynote speakers included David Orr, chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College and known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy and campus ecology; Robert Costanza, director of the University of Maryland Institute for Ecological Economics and president and cofounder of the International Society for Ecological Economics; Hilary French, vice president for research at the Worldwatch Institute; and Susan Flader, history professor at the University of Missouri at Columbia and president of the American Society for Environmental History.

Founded in 1918 at Indiana's State Normal School Eastern Division, Ball State University is now a public university comprising seven colleges and enrolling 20,000 students. Visit www.bsu.edu and www.bsu.edu/greening