This is a white paper by Eileen E. Joseph, HEASC Sustainability Fellowship 2012-13. I found it after our Sustainability Council meeting yesterday and thought I would share. The first paragraph of the Conclusion section makes a good synopsis, but of course there's much more to read - worth it!
I would love to hear your thoughts!
"Fiscal disruption, the national trend toward sustainability in academics, operations, research and partnerships, increasing demand coupled with shrinking resources, and innovation in technology and practice – each offer an opportunity to re‐examine higher education advancement through the lens of sustainability. An eco‐system approach to moving universities forward requires significant shifts in how we think about resources, how we organize and how we capitalize upon opportunities. It is an undertaking that will depend upon a
continuing commitment of leaders and a collective vision for financial, institutional and environmental sustainability in higher education."