What’s the best formula for a sustainable campus?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

When it comes to getting a practice and culture of campus sustainability to thrive, what works? What examples of successful sustainable change exist in higher education, and how can campus leaders learn from them? Just as importantly, why do some efforts fall flat, and what pitfalls can we learn to avoid?

From the perspective of a sustainability coordinator and environmental educator, I face these questions daily—not only on my own campus but with my peers and mentors who are working for the vision of a socially just, economically sound, and ecologically healthy world. It’s what we call the “triple bottom line.”