Sunday, March 1, 2015
Event - Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
When the inaugural conference was held in 2005, our institutions were just beginning sustainability efforts. The American College and University President’s Climate Commitment and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education were still on the horizon. The term "sustainability" was not well known and few institutions placed a high priority on the issue. The purpose of the first conference was to create a new focus and energy that largely centered on smart growth and operational sustainability.
Since 2005, institutions have incorporated sustainability into mission statements, strategic plans, and organizational structure. 680 schools have signed the President’s Climate Commitment, and many more have established carbon mitigation goals. Students have become organized, curricula has expanded to include sustainability outcomes, and our community partners have joined.
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Posted by Richard Matthews