Journal article

Sustainability in Canadian post-secondary institutions The interrelationships among sustainability initiatives and geographic and institutional characteristics

Dan Beveridge, Marcia McKenzie, Philip Vaughter, Tarah Wright

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to report on a census of high-level sustainability initiatives at all accredited post-secondary institutions in Canada by documenting the institutions that have undertaken sustainability assessments, have signed one or more sustainability declarations, have sustainability offices or officers or have sustainability policies. The aim was to better understand the broad-scale patterns of commitments by post-secondary institutions to these sustainability initiatives by exploring the interrelationships among them, and with geographic and institutional characteristics. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected on existing high-level sustainability initiatives at Ca..

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Grants

Awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Funding Acknowledgements

This publication draws on research from the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN), supported by a Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Grant No 895-2011-1025). A full list of team members and organizational partners can be found at www.sepn.ca. The authors especially thank Kathleen Aikens and Laurie Lidstone for their contributions to the development of the methods and the collection of the data referred to in this paper, and to project manager Nicola Chopin.