Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Michael Henson; Merlina Missimer; Stephen Muzzy , pp. 105. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Michael Henson, Merlina Missimer, Stephen Muzzy
Titel / Title: The Campus Sustainability Movement: A Strategic Perspective
Abstrakt Abstract:

Society is facing a crisis of un-sustainability. The sector of higher education is well poised to support transition to a sustainable society. This thesis assesses the efforts of the Campus Sustainability Movement (CSM) in the US and Canada relative to a Strategic Sustainable Development Framework. Key findings indicate that the CSM is utilizing tools and engaging in a variety of actions towards sustainability. However, it is largely failing to use systems thinking to understand the complex interrelationships of its actions. Most efforts lack a strategy, and when strategy is present, it follows more from barriers than from a long-term goal. Current efforts mostly focus on environmental sustainability. The authors present a backcasting from principles of sustainability approach as one means to improve the strategy of the CSM. They also propose a vision for higher education that incorporates sustainability principles and fundamental human needs in an attempt to bring some concreteness to both the environmental and social aspects of sustainability in higher education.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Campus Sustainability Movement, Sustainability in Higher Education, Vision, Sustainability Principles, Strategy, Backcasting

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/13/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Richard Blume
Examinator / Examiner: Pong Leung
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: csmthesis_mh_mm_sm.pdf (1090 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)