(2010), "The Sustainable Learning Community – One University’s Journey to the Future", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 11 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2010.24911aae.004Download as .RIS
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The Sustainable Learning Community – One University’s Journey to the Future
Article Type: Books and resources From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 11, Issue 1
Edited by John Aber, Tom Kelly and Bruce Mallory,University of New Hampshire Press,Durham, NH,June 2009,288 pp.,ISBN 9781584657712,$29.95
University communities have the potential to serve as models in the development and application of sustainability principles and practices, not only by what they teach and study, but also by how they operate facilities and engage with off-campus partners. With the oldest endowed campus-wide sustainability program in the country, established in 1997, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has become a leader in advancing a campus culture of sustainability.
The UNH experience provides a unique window into the development of a new and integrated approach to teaching, learning, research and operations. It is also a valuable guide for other institutions that aim to enhance the quality of campus life while reducing their environmental footprint. The book’s organization along four functional domains (curriculum, operations, research and engagement) allows faculty, staff, students and managers to focus on sections of particular relevance to their university roles. Each chapter develops standards of best practices and presents interesting case studies to humanize the larger effort.