Institute for Sustainable Business Practice

 

David Krueger, Ph.D.
Project manager, Collegiate Sustainable Practices Consortium and
Director, Institute for Sustainable Business Practice

 

Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017
440.826.5923
dkrueger@bw.edu
 

Collegiate Sustainable Practices Consortium: Enhancing Campus Green Practices

The Collegiate Sustainable Practices Consortium (CSPC) was a year-long project that convened representatives from six local colleges and universities to stimulate the development of green practices on those campuses in areas such as energy, waste and water reductions; the promotion of enhanced campus awareness of green practices and an understanding of the importance of enhanced environmental management systems.

Supported generously by the Cleveland Foundation and the George Gund Foundation, we convened monthly meetings from November 2009 to June 2010 and discussed a wide array of topics related to sustainability. Those included energy, waste, biodiversity, purchasing, food, management, student engagement, marketing and communication, and leadership for our region.

Our project culminated in (1) formal presentations and (2) written reports by each collegiate team that outlined our intentions and plans for the future with respect to enhancement of campus sustainability at each institution. Those reports are provided here by clicking the logo of each institution.

 
 
         
 
 

 

The project was aided by the expertise of two consultants. David Beach, our general project consultant and director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute (GCBL), offers his own summary reflections on learnings from the project. Read the report from GCBL. Jim Macmillan, our energy consultant and partner at Karpinski Engineering, provided specialized assistance with respect to our campus energy challenges. His summary remarks are also available here. Read the report from Karpinski Engineering.

 

A summary of the project is provided with David Krueger's report. In this report, he discusses the project's primary goals, its background, format and topics, and general findings that we hope are of interest to the larger collegiate community and to all institutions that aim to become seriously engaged in the sustainability movement. All names of project participants and consultants, with e-mail addresses, can be found in this report. Read the report from the Institute for Sustainable Practice.

Institute for Sustainable Business Practice

 

We offer this information in hopes that others may learn from our institutional situations, not only from our provisional successes but also from our on-going challenges.

We have entered a century the likes of which humanity has yet to encounter in terms of the ecological challenges that threaten the health and well-being not only of human society, but of the larger community of life on the planet. Our challenge, as academic institutions, is to transform our life and practice before it is too late for those who come after us.

For more information, please contact David Krueger, project manager, or any of the individuals listed in his summary report.

David Krueger, Ph.D.
Project manager, Collegiate Sustainable Practices Consortium and
Director, Institute for Sustainable Business Practice

Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017
440.826.5923
dkrueger@bw.edu
 

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