(2004), "Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability United Kingdom Guidance and Tools", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 5 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2004.24905cae.008
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Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability United Kingdom Guidance and Tools
Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability United Kingdom – Guidance and Tools
The UK organisation Forum for the Future has published six guidance documents to help integrate sustainability into university management and curriculum development. “Purchasing for sustainability” gives guidance on how procurement can help manage an institution’s social and environmental impacts from product specification to the disposal of goods and services. “Travel planning for sustainability” outlines a strategy for getting learning to the learner in a way that encourages positive community relations and is not detrimental to the local environment. “Accounting for sustainability” offers a process to give a clear picture of the real costs and benefits of decisions made about student numbers, teaching facilities, research funding, staff conditions, refurbishment and new buildings. “Learning and skills for sustainable development” provides a series of practical tools to help integrate sustainability literacy into new or existing courses of any discipline. “Reporting for sustainability”, accompanied by an online reporting tool, HEPS RT, helps institutions monitor progress on their contribution to sustainability and compare performance with others. “Communicating for sustainability” is designed to help those implementing some of these solutions maximise their efforts through a good communications strategy.
Publications are available from www.forumforthefuture.org.uk/publications by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0207 477 7706. To try out the online sustainability reporting tool, HEPS RT, visit www.forumforthefuture.org.uk/heps using username “forum” password “future”.