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Shepard, Joseph; Johnson, Lewis – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Recent research has found that few institutions of higher education implemented the necessary strategies to make their campuses sustainable (Thompson and Green 2005). Ironically, universities are the segment of society with the most access to the intellectual capital needed to provide sound sustainable practices and measurements. Having top…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Program Implementation, Change Strategies, Partnerships in Education
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Wohlpart, A. James; Shepard, Joseph; Corcoran, Peter Blaze – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Florida Gulf Coast University, located in southwest Florida in the United States, opened its doors in 1997 with approximately 1,500 students as the tenth institution in the State University System. The site of the campus was a topic of disagreement between proponents of economic growth and development and proponents of sustainability and…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Bradshaw, Wilson G.; Shepard, Joseph – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
The mission statement at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) commits the university to the pursuit of academic excellence and the promotion of environmental sustainability. One of the university's guiding principles recognises that "informed and engaged citizens are essential to the creation of a civil and sustainable society." The…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Higher Education