Given the increasing evidence of an ailing earth, many would today agree and accept that there is a need to move towards a more sustainable form of development. While change has been inclined towards a top-down approach, it is equally important to work bottom-up, i.e., through communities, whose support underpins sustainability policies. The focus of this paper is on sustainability within universities. Through a review of current sustainability practices of universities in the US, UK and Australia, this paper has identified ten principles for developing a sustainable campus. These principles are then used as a framework for analysing the sustainable initiatives being implemented at Bond University. Additionally, the paper outlines opportunities for encouraging enviro-centric behaviours within the campus community.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of State of Australian cities national conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||City growth, sustainability, vitality and vulnerability|
|Place of Publication||Canning Bridge, Western Australia, Australia|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||State of Australian Cities Research Conference: City growth, sustainability, vitality and vulnerability - University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia|
Duration: 24 Nov 2009 → 27 Nov 2009
|Conference||State of Australian Cities Research Conference|
|Abbreviated title||SOAC 2009|
|Period||24/11/09 → 27/11/09|
Bajracharya, B., & Too, L. (2009). Building a sustainable university campus: A case study of Bond University. In Proceedings of State of Australian cities national conference: City growth, sustainability, vitality and vulnerability Canning Bridge, Western Australia, Australia : Promaco Conventions .