By J. Paulo Davim
This booklet offers the newest advances at the incorporation of sustainability in greater schooling. varied features reminiscent of the environmental, financial and social are right here mentioned. numerous examples illustrating how sustainability in greater schooling is being pursued in several international locations are available during this ebook. Case experiences contain associations from Kosovo, Brazil, Portugal, united kingdom, Canada and USA.
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During the period when it was active Renewal assisted students in organizing campus environmental groups, mobilized them to lobby lawmakers and engage in environmental protest actions, and conducted a survey of campus sustainability at Christian college and universities. One important project Renewal undertook while it was active was to survey campus sustainability activity on conservative Christian college and university campuses. In 2010, it published “it’s ﬁrst-ever report on the student creation care movement, Green Awakenings: Stories of Stewardship and Sustainability from the Next Generation” (RENEWAL 2010).
Despite protests to the contrary, religious conservatives known as “evangelicals” are thriving and their cultural signiﬁcance remains prominent (Balmer 2010; Smidt 2013; Smith 1998). S. conservative movement, in alliance with a constellation of business interests, resist deﬁning climate change as an environmental problem and implementing environmental policies that may restrict fossil fuel-based economic activity (Austin 2002; Austin and Phoenix 2005). It organizes opposition to climate policy and legislation (McCright and Dunlap 2003).
Good mentoring from faculty and staff is key to developing successful student initiatives. • Student efforts and activism today tend to be highly creative, thoughtful, and fun” (RENEWAL 2010:4). Renewal’s depiction of the facilitating conditions and inhibiting factors provide a baseline assessment for benchmarking the progress of sustainability at these Christian colleges and universities. The ECI was a campaign begun in February 2006 by the EEN and based on a “call to action” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (Wikipedia 2014).