Theory and Practice of Sustainability in Higher Education – From the Perspective of Green University
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- sustainability; higher education; green university; awareness; China
Higher education in China has been growing rapidly in recent years. Sustainability in higher education has also achieved much attention. The concept of green university was proposed more than 10 years ago in China. It has received the positive response from colleges and universities, which also achieved further development in theoretical research and practice. The essence of building green university that is to build and operate a university in a way of sustainable development has been widely recognized. The theoretical analysis of the developments, formation of the concept and a field study at the campuses of Shandong University was carried out. The results show that many initiatives have been adopted at Shandong University, such as energy-saving and water-saving measures, waste management, good opportunity for students and the sustainably oriented courses. In order to accelerate the further development of green university, a coordination committee, special fund and training for new staff and the first year students are important and necessary. The theoretical and practical analysis of green university reflects the efforts for a more sustainable higher education in China.
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TY - CONF AU - Ruimin Mu AU - Ping Liu AU - Yuntao Song AU - Dayong Cao AU - Liwei Zhan AU - Jian Zuo AU - Rujian Ma AU - Xuliang Yuan PY - 2015/06 DA - 2015/06 TI - Theory and Practice of Sustainability in Higher Education – From the Perspective of Green University BT - Proceedings of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Energy Equipment Engineering Research Conference PB - Atlantis Press SP - 484 EP - 487 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ap3er-15.2015.115 DO - 10.2991/ap3er-15.2015.115 ID - Mu2015/06 ER -