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Green Campus Concept

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A Holistic Approach

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What is a Green Campus?


A green campus is a place where environmentally responsible practice and education go hand in hand and where environmentally responsible tenets are borne out by example It demonstrates its commitment to ecological sustainability through its:
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

RESEARCH

CAMPUS LIFE

PHYSICAL OPERATIONS

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates that have a primary focus on sustainability issues, such as environmental studies, green building, environmental engineering, sustainable development etc. Degrees and courses that incorporate sustainability issues as a core component of their curricula; Study abroad programs that address sustainability in the international context; Informal learning experiences on sustainability topics that target the larger community surrounding the campus.

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RESEARCH
Projects that seek to enhance and expand our current understanding of ecosystem health, sustainable resource use, air and water quality; Development of applied solutions to large-scale sustainability challenges renewable energy technologies, urban planning, shared resource use;

PROJECTS

SOLUTIONS

Exploration of values, attitudes & beliefs related to sustainability;

VALUES

Creation and refinement of tools to cultivate and strengthen sustainable world-views & behaviors.

TOOLS

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CAMPUS LIFE
Lectures, workshops, events & presentations outside the classroom addressing sustainability Programs in offices, residence halls, and classroom that encourage resource conservation and sustainable living Student organizations focusing on the environment, climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development and sustainable living; Dedicated sustainability officers who communicate, coordinate and catalyze green campus efforts.
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PHYSICAL OPERATIONS
Campus-based use of renewable energy, recycling, local food, waste programs, water conservation, public transportation systems Institutional policies and plans that give preference to environmentally sound products and services Small and largescale projects that seek to reduce the ecological footprint of the campus while modeling the society of the future.

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PAYBACKS
Environmental Sustainability

Reputation as a leader through example

Economic Benefits

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PAYBACKS
Real-life work experience for your students

Improved quality of life on your campus

A better prepared and valuable graduate pool

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What makes a successful Green Campus?


Set forth a Green Campus Mission and a Statement of Principles Establish a Green Campus organizational structure and a team that is representative of the student body and every campus department Evaluate daily operations in terms of pollution prevention, waste stream management, and energy efficiencyreducing, reusing, recycling, repairing wherever possible.

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What makes a successful Green Campus?


Determine and document short-term and longterm economic benefits, including the benefits of environmental compliance and improved health and safety Adopt and implement an environmental management system that is similar to those being used by progressive businesses Establish a Green Campus Environmental Ethic Awareness campaign

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