Sustainability in education: Green in the facilities, but not in the classrooms

Many colleges and universities are doing various green (sustainability) activities on campus, but most are not offering comprehenive courses on sustainability, i.e., green for the facilities, but not in the classroom.


Full sustainability programs on American college campuses has been steady since the turn of the century; however, sustainability in the classroom has dropped precipitously. This article reviews and analyzes the trends in climate change, especially related to green jobs growth, as well as sustainability on the campuses and in the classrooms of U.S. colleges. Colleges are coming up short in various areas of sustainability related to creating greener campuses, offering green academic programs, and providing sustainable community leadership.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Conference Paper
Hall, E.
Taylor, S.
Zapalski, C.
Hall, T.
Year of Publication: 
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Society for Advancement of Management
Society for Advancement of Management
Date Published: 
Friday, March 20, 2009
Place Published: 
Las Vegas, NV
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