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"Will Sustainability Take Root?"
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Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: May/June 2006

Article developed by NACUBO on behalf of the joint APPA/NACUBO/SCUP conference, The Campus of the Future: A Meeting of the Minds, scheduled for July 8-11, 2006 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Notes that more institutions are embracing systemic sustainability, pairing theory and practice and involving students in key problem-solving and decision-making roles. Covers why these changes are currently taking place, discussing rising campus energy costs, national standards for certifying sustainability, interdependence between campuses and their local communities, teaching sustainability, paying for sustainability initiatives, and communicating sustainability to internal and external communities, among other topics. Cites specific campus examples.



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