Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

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| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainability on Campus

  • Marcos Antonio Leite FrandolosoEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63951-2_515-1

Definition

Sustainability on campus means how universities apply sustainable principles in all their activities and resources management.

Introduction

According to Halac et al. (2015, 2316), promoting sustainable development implies a applying a series of proactive oriented actions. This is especially valid for universities as they are considered institutions where knowledge is cultivated. As a result, critical thinking and social consciousness can impact of the decision making process in the entire society. Based on this premise, the Latin American network UNSUS was created. It formed a University Sustainable Program, directed by the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, whose main goal is creating mutual interest alliances between institutions in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Such alternative initiatives that seek to promote sustainability and education, which have already been implemented in several university settings, include discussing ways to effectively include...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ulisses Azeiteiro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AveiroAveiroPortugal