Leal Filho, W. (2004), "Editorial", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 5 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2004.24905baa.001Download as .RIS
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Welcome to another issue of IJSHE. We are happy to be able to present readers with a variety of new papers outlining experiences in respect of sustainability in higher education in various contexts and dealing with a range of themes.
In the first paper, the question as to whether a not a university needs to adopt formal environmental management systems is discussed by Ian Spellerberg, Graeme Buchan and Russell Englefield who share their experiences from Lincoln University in New Zealand. This is followed by a paper by Kristina von Oelreich who describes the experiences from Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden, which has been certified since April 1999 according to ISO 14001 standard. The issues surrounding educating engineers in sustainability is the subject of the next paper by Carol Boyle from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
The next paper by Nadine Gudz from Canada describes the experiences of implementing the sustainable development policy at the University of British Columbia. Following that, experiences from a pilot study to reduce electricity use at Tufts University, USA, using social marketing methods, are discussed by Kristin Marcell, Julian Agyeman and Ann Rappaport. The data gathered in assessing the educational opportunities from a solar powered cultivator at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA, are then presented by Bruno Borsari, Timothy Elder and Thomas Reynolds.
Last but not least, the EcoCity Columbus initiative, in the context of which an Ohio State University planning class is used to bring sustainability concepts to Columbus, Ohio, USA, is explored by Maria Manta Conroy.
I wish all readers pleasant reading!
Walter Leal FilhoEditor