Editors: Ashok Kumar, Dong-Shik Kim

Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-472-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-471-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810847181170101

Introduction

Campus activities for sustainable development are an effective way of learning and implementing sustainability in surrounding communities and industry. A college campus is an ideal place to practice and test new ideas and to learn valuable lessons from the results and mistakes. Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond showcases many ideas and endeavors pursued on college campuses in the form of case studies. These case studies include past, current and projected activities to green college campuses.

Specific topics covered in this book include student-driven and college-driven environmental sustainability programs in undergraduate and graduate classes, issues in teaching environmental sustainability, the LEED certification of universities, issues of shrinking cities, and a comparison of sustainable military bases with college campuses.

Readers will be able to clearly understand the concept of sustainable development through a textbook approach to ‘crazy’ ideas presented in the book. In addition, the pedagogical challenges in sustainability education mentioned in the book address key issues arising due to the multidisciplinary nature of sustainability curricula.

Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond is a good resource on sustainability in environmental science courses for college students, faculty and sustainability-related researchers. Decision makers in government and industry positions looking for ideas for promoting sustainable development can also benefit from the contents of this book.

Foreword

- Pp. i-ii (2)
Martin A. Abraham
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Preface

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Ashok Kumar, Dong-Shik Kim
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List of Contributors

- Pp. v
Ashok Kumar, Dong-Shik Kim
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Approach to Developing a Sustainability Office at the University Level

- Pp. 1-28 (28)
Daryl M. Pierson, Samiah N. Alqahtani, Rachel Muelle, Carol J. Miller
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A Comprehensive Overview of University and College Recycling Programs

- Pp. 29-49 (21)
Brooke E. Mason
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University Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Assistance Programs: Collaborations with Industry, Government and Academia

- Pp. 50-59 (10)
Matthew J. Franchetti
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University Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Assistance Greening College Campuses through LEED Certification

- Pp. 60-71 (12)
Nadja F. Turek, Dong-Shik Kim
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Graduate Education for Sustainability of Sugarcane Biorefineries in Mexico

- Pp. 72-92 (21)
N. Aguilar-Rivera, A. Castillo-Moran, V. Enríquez-Ruvalcaba, A. Herrera- Solano, N. Milanés-Ramos, D.A. Rodríguez-Lagunes
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Teaching Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to Graduate Students at The University of Toledo

- Pp. 93-108 (16)
Defne Apul, Jay Devkota
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Enhancing Environmental Sustainability Through A University Field Station

- Pp. 109-144 (36)
Carol A. Stepien, Frank J. Calzonetti, Jonathan M. Bossenbroek, Kevin P. Czajkowski, Timothy L. Bollin, Cyndee L. Gruden
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Life Cycle Assessment of a Solar Power System Designed to Meet University Energy Demand

- Pp. 145-162 (18)
Akhil Kadiyala, Raghava Kommalapati, Ziaul Huque
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Approaches to Sustainability in a Shrinking City: A Collaborative Urban Design Studio in Toledo’s Civic Center Mall

- Pp. 163-187 (25)
Sujata Shetty, Andreas Luescher
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Development of a Methodology to Evaluate the Impacts of Public Transport Bus Emissions Using Biodiesel as a Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Fuels

- Pp. 188-211 (24)
Akhil Kadiyala
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Sustainable Military Installations

- Pp. 212-232 (21)
Mark N. Goltz, Nadja F. Turek
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Biological Nitrogen Removal Technologies for Wastewater Treatment - A Review

- Pp. 233-257 (25)
Saima Badar, Izharul Haq Farooqi
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Subject Index

- Pp. 258-260 (3)
Ashok Kumar, Dong-Shik Kim
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