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Building a sustainable university campus: A case study of Bond University
State of Australian Cities National Conference: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability (2009)
  • Bhishna Bajracharya, Bond University
  • Linda Too, Bond University
Abstract

Given the increasing evidence of an ailing earth, many would today agree and accept that there is a need to move towards a more sustainable form of development. While change has been inclined towards a top-down approach, it is equally important to work bottom-up, i.e., through communities, whose support underpins sustainability policies. The focus of this paper is on sustainability within universities. Through a review of current sustainability practices of universities in the US, UK and Australia, this paper has identified ten principles for developing a sustainable campus. These principles are then used as a framework for analysing the sustainable initiatives being implemented at Bond University. Additionally, the paper outlines opportunities for encouraging enviro-centric behaviours within the campus community.

Keywords
  • sustainable development,
  • university,
  • sustainable campus,
  • sustainable behaviour
Publication Date
November 24, 2009
Comments
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Bajracharya, B., & Too, L. (2009). Building a sustainable campus: A case study of Bond University. Paper presented at the State of Australian Cities National Conference: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability, Perth, WA, Australia.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1205

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Citation Information
Bhishna Bajracharya and Linda Too. "Building a sustainable university campus: A case study of Bond University" State of Australian Cities National Conference: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/linda_too/6/