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Day 1: Sustainability at Windward Community College
Monday, April 19, 2021
Watch First: Growing Sustainability at WCC
Selected Resources on Campus Sustainability
WCC Related Links (learn more about what's happening on campus)
What are other colleges and campuses doing?
The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus by
A former college president offers a framework for sustainability on campus, describing initiatives that range from renewable energy to a revamped curriculum to sustainable investment. Colleges and universities offer our best hope for raising awareness about the climate crisis and the other environmental threats. But most college and university administrations need guidance on the path to sustainability. In The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus, Mitchell Thomashow, a former college president, provides just that. Drawing on his experiences at Unity College in Maine, he identifies nine elements for a sustainability agenda: energy, food, and materials (aspects of infrastructure); governance, investment, and wellness (aspects of community); and curriculum, interpretation, and aesthetics (aspects of learning). He then describes how Unity put these elements into practice. Connecting his experiences to broader concerns, Thomashow links the campus to the planet, reminding us that local efforts, taken together, can have a global impact.
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Publication Date: 2014-02-28
Recommendations for Campus Sustainability
Day 1 Library Challenge for Students
Brainstorm one sustainable initiative you'd like to see on campus. For inspiration, look online to see what other schools are doing.
Add your thought (along with links, illustrations, etc) to Padlet.
- "I would like to see a student community garden where we can grow food for our families and also donate a portion of the produce to other students in need."
- "What are we doing with green waste on campus? Can any of it be composted or used/given away as mulch?"
- "It would be nice to have a weekly farmer's market on campus."
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