Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom

Approaches, Methods and Projects


ISBN: 978-3-319-47882-1 (Print) 978-3-319-47883-8 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

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    Pages 1-12

    An Inspired Education, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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    Pages 13-25

    An Integrative Approach to Sustainable Development Within a University: A Step-Change to Extend Progress on Multiple Fronts

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    Pages 27-43

    Benchmarking Sustainability Research: A Methodology for Reviewing Sustainable Development Research in Universities

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    Pages 45-61

    Education for Sustainable Development and the Eco-school Initiative in Two Primary and Two Early Years Settings in the North East of England

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    Pages 63-89

    Education for Sustainable Development for Employees—A Route to Behavioural Change

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    Pages 91-107

    Embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Within the Curriculum of UK Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs): Strategic Priorities

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    Pages 109-127

    Energy Management in UK Non-domestic Buildings—A New Perspective to Provoke Reduced Carbon Emissions

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    Pages 129-145

    Enhancing Our Social, Economic & Physical Environments by Embedding Sustainability into University Core Business

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    Pages 147-157

    Environmental Awareness and Concern of the “carbon Cost” of Activities and Food Choice in Male University Gym Users, with Particular Reference to Protein Consumption

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    Pages 159-172

    Governing Sustainability: Some Challenges Ahead

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    Pages 173-192

    Higher Education Support to Small Medium Enterprises: A Local Experience in Energy Efficiency

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    Pages 193-227

    Individual Upcycling in the UK: Insights for Scaling up Towards Sustainable Development

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    Pages 229-244

    Strategic Decisions and Sustainability: Nobody Wanted Heavy Trains, But Is that What We Have Got?

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    Pages 245-262

    Sustainable Communities: University-Community Partnership Research on Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development

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    Pages 263-277

    Sustainability Research as Presented in UK University Sustainability Policies

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    Pages 279-294

    The UK Sustainable Development Research Network—Bridging the Sustainability Science/Policy Divide

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    Pages 295-311

    Understanding Attitudes Towards Native Wildlife and Biodiversity in the UK: The Role of Zoos

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    Pages 313-325

    Variation in Sociologists’ Perspectives About Sustainability in Higher Education: Outcomes from a Phenomenographic Study

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    Pages 327-349

    Evaluating Strategy in Practice: Implementing Carbon Reduction and Sustainability Strategy in University of Westminster

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    Pages 351-371

    The Role of Education for Sustainability in the Sustainable Development Goals—Changing Policy and Practice?

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