Building a sustainable university campus: A case study of Bond University

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of State of Australian cities national conference
Subtitle of host publicationCity growth, sustainability, vitality and vulnerability
Place of PublicationCanning Bridge, Western Australia, Australia
PublisherPromaco Conventions
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventState of Australian Cities Research Conference: City growth, sustainability, vitality and vulnerability - University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Duration: 24 Nov 200927 Nov 2009

Conference

ConferenceState of Australian Cities Research Conference
Abbreviated titleSOAC 2009
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period24/11/0927/11/09

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    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 Promaco Conventions . http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/40669/20101010-0852/www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/cf/staff/peter.rickwood/soac2009/PDF/Bajracharya%20Bhishna_Too%20Linda.pdf