Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Book/Magazine
Abstract: 

Trends and New Developments in College and University Leadership, Academics and Operations 2nd edition

How well are American colleges doing at greening their campuses? How environmentally literate are today's college students? What is the biggest obstacle to expanding green activities on campus such as energy conservation, sustainable landscaping, and environmental curricula? Which campuses are recognized for their exemplary commitment to sustainable practices?

Campus Environment 2008 reveals the answers - the survey results will surprise you. This comprehensive study by National Wildlife Federation and Princeton Survey Research Associates International reviews trends and new developments in environmental performance and sustainability at 1,068 institutions. It recognizes colleges and universities for exemplary efforts and awards academic letter grades (A through D) for collective, national performance on environmental literacy, energy, water, transportation, landscaping, waste reduction and more. The report analyzes collective trends in the areas of management, operations, and academics.

With 27 percent (more than one quarter) of U.S. colleges (presidents, administrators, and facilities managers) responding, the 2008 survey is the nation's largest study to date created to gauge trends and new developments in campus sustainability. It was also the first study of its kind when conducted in 2001.

For more information and a link to the full report, visit http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Resources/Reports/Campus-Report-Card.aspx.

Author: 
National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology
Topic Areas: 
Sustainability
Target Audience: 
Higher Education
Teachers
All
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
136 pp.
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Campus Ecology
National Wildlife Federation
Phone: (703) 438-6000
Email: campus@nwf.org
Web: http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology.aspx