Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Green Campuses

My university's Sustainability Council is about to begin its second year.  So far, it has raised consciousness, greened our new buildings, supported greener operation of our existing physical plant and operations, funded a number of small staff, faculty, and student sustainability projects, and brought several sustainability scholars to campus.  Willamette Sustainability Site   It is a grassroots effort that receives significant support from the President, the Board of Trustees, as well as administration, faculty, staff, and students.  Although there are many small next steps to be taken,  I am wondering what the next giant leap should be.  My current nomination is a carbon neutral campus.  Can this be accomplished and how???  Please submit links to your campus sustainability efforts and let me know what you think about a carbon neutral campus.


Air Quality, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Economics, Energy, Environmental Assessment, Governance/Management, International, Land Use, North America, Physical Science, Social Science, Sustainability, US, Water Quality | Permalink

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