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Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability on College and University Campuses
A Sustainable Society is:
Socially Just & Equitable
The campus must be the laboratory in which we invent a sustainable future.
The organization of colleges & universities is a significant barrier to sustainability
The Landlord-Tenant Relationship
The Landlord-Tenant relationship needs to be replaced with a collaborative learning relationship.
When implementing sustainability programs, operators and academics need to be allies.
Prof. Stephen Mead
Banners, Signs, Posters
Gary Deason, Center for Sustainable Environments
Mark Flynn, Executive Director, Capital Assets & Services
Universities and their suppliers need new relationships
“More than ever, universities must take leadership roles to address the grand challenges of the twenty-first century, and climate change is paramount among these” - Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
Colleges and Universities are the laboratories in which we invent a sustainable future.
Thanks to Jim Buizer, Tony Cortese, Lee DeBaillie, Gary Deason, Mark Flynn, Hunter Lovins, Dave Newport and others for inspiration and help with content. Special thanks to the great AASHE staff: Julian Dautremont-Smith, Judy Walton, Sam Hummel, John Johnson.