International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education: Volume 18 Issue 7


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Ecological regional analysis applied to campus sustainability performance

Shana Weber, Julie Newman, Adam Hill

Sustainability performance in higher education is often evaluated at a generalized large scale. It remains unknown to what extent campus efforts address regional sustainability…

Higher education institutions: a strategy towards sustainability

Fabricio Casarejos, Mauricio Nogueira Frota, Laura Morten Gustavson

The purpose of this paper is to guide higher education institutions (HEIs) in accomplishing sustainability goals while strengthening their associated systems and processes…


Strategies to promote sustainability in higher education institutions: A case study of a federal institute of higher education in Brazil

Issa Ibrahim Berchin, Vanessa dos Santos Grando, Gabriela Almeida Marcon, Louise Corseuil, José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra

This paper aims to analyze strategies that promote sustainability in higher education institutions (HEIs), focusing on the case study of a federal institute of higher education in…


Comparing pedagogies for plastic waste management at university level

Siu-Kit Yeung, Wing-Mui Winnie So, Nga-Yee Irene Cheng, Tsz-Yan Cheung, Cheuk-Fai Chow

This paper aims to compare the learning outcomes of gaming simulation and guided inquiry in sustainability education on plastic waste management. The current study targets the…


Assessing the role of college as a sustainability communication channel

Alisa P. Lertpratchya, John C. Besley, Adam Zwickle, Bruno Takahashi, Cameron Thomas Whitley

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of higher education institution as a sustainability communication channel. The theory of planned behavior was used to…

Defining sustainability in higher education: a rhetorical analysis

Christian R. Weisser

The purpose of this paper is to examine the diverse definitions of sustainability in higher education, focusing on the rhetorical uses of the term among various institutions…


Sustainability consciousness of pre-service teachers in Pakistan

Qudsia Kalsoom, Afifa Khanam, Uzma Quraishi

The purpose of this paper is to draw attention towards sustainability consciousness (SC) of pre-service teachers (student teachers) as their role is central in teaching for…

Experiential learning for engaging nutrition undergraduates with sustainability

Judith Maher, Sarah Burkhart

The purpose of this paper is to describe students’ self-reported learning from engaging in an experiential learning task designed to develop their understanding of sustainable…

Effective strategies for enhancing waste management at university campuses

Kianoosh Ebrahimi, Leslie A. North

The purpose of this study is to identify and assess the waste management strategies that should be priorities for higher education institutions. The role of policy instruments…


How low can you go?: Understanding ecological footprint reduction in university students, faculty and staff

Matthew Lambert, Katherine Kao Cushing

The purpose of this paper is to describe the impacts of an ecological footprint (EF) reduction campaign on the pro-environmental behavior of university students, faculty and…

Low factual understanding and high anxiety about climate warming impedes university students to become sustainability stewards: An Australian case study

Sebastian Pfautsch, Tonia Gray

This study, from Western Sydney University, aims to assess the disposition of students towards climate warming (CW) – a key component of sustainability. CW is a global reality…


Promoting sustainable development implementation in higher education: Universities in South Africa

Bankole Awuzie, Fidelis Emuze

This study aims to review the zeal exhibited by universities in South Africa towards aligning institutional mandates of teaching, learning, research and community engagement to…


Comparing faculty perceptions of sustainability teaching at two US universities

Ashlee Tziganuk, Travis Gliedt

This study aims to examine and compare faculty perceptions of the process of institutionalizing sustainability, developing sustainability pedagogy and activating key…

Developing pro-environmental behaviour: ecotourism fieldtrip and experiences

Ding Hooi Ting, Charles Fang Chin Cheng

This study aims to assess the effectiveness of a student participatory approach and assessment to achieve an environmentally friendly behaviour and change strategy.


Mapping sustainability efforts at the Claremont colleges

Tanja Srebotnjak, Lee Michelle Norgaard

The purpose of this study is to map and analyze sustainability activities and relationships at the seven Claremont Colleges and graduate institutions using social network analysis…

Students’ attitudes to solid waste management in a Nigerian university: Implications for campus-based sustainability education

Ayodeji Peter Ifegbesan, Biodun Ogunyemi, Isaac T. Rampedi

Waste management is a critical element of the campus sustainability movement in which Nigerian universities are yet to actively participate. The purpose of this study was to…


Assessing sustainability curriculum: from transmissive to transformative approaches

Greta C. Gaard, Jarod Blades, Mary Wright

This paper aims to describe a two-stage sustainability curriculum assessment, providing tools and strategies for other faculty to use in implementing their own sustainability…

Promoting sustainability in a college café by opposite-sex cashiers

Sigal Tifferet, Niv Rosenblit, Maya Shalev

People engage in green consumption for many reasons, both conscious and unconscious. This paper aims to draw on evolutionary psychology to propose that hard-wired mating…

A study of goal frames shaping pro-environmental behaviour in university students

Arpita Chakraborty, Manvendra Pratap Singh, Mousumi Roy

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of university in shaping pro-environmental behaviour in students.


An empirical assessment of administration and planning activity and their impact on the realization of sustainability-related initiatives and programs in higher education

Elizabeth Semeraro, Neil M. Boyd

Administrators in higher-education settings routinely create planning documents that help steer the organization in mission-centric ways. In the area of sustainability planning…

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