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Description - Greening the Ivory Tower by Sarah Hammond Creighton

Universities can teach and demonstrate environmental principles and stewardship by taking action to understand and reduce the environmental impacts of their own activities. This text a motivational and how-to guide for staff, faculty and students offers detailed "greening" strategies for those who may have little experience with institutional change or with the latest environmentally friendly technologies. The author was project manager of Tufts CLEAN!, a programme whose mission was to reduce Tufts University's environmental impact. After analyzing the campus's overall environmental impact, the team decided to focus on food waste, transportation, energy efficiency and procurement practices. An essential discovery was that to change practices requires the personal commitment and direct involvement of those who have the responsibility for operating the institution on a daily basis. Although the Tufts experience forms the basis for many of the proposals in the book, the story goes well beyond Tufts; the author includes examples of successful practices from many other institutions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262531511
ISBN-10: 0262531518
Format: Paperback
(224mm x 150mm x 18mm)
Pages: 358
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sarah Hammond Creighton

Sarah Hammond Creighton is Project Manager of the Tufts Climate Initiative.

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