ISBN-10:
0262531518
ISBN-13:
9780262531511
Pub. Date:
04/27/1998
Publisher:
MIT Press
Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track Record of Universities, Colleges, and Other Institutions / Edition 1

Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track Record of Universities, Colleges, and Other Institutions / Edition 1

by Sarah Creighton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262531511
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 04/27/1998
Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sarah Hammond Creighton is Project Manager of the Tufts Climate Initiative.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert Gottlieb
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction
About this Book
University Environmental Impacts
Motivation for Campus Environmental Action
University Environmental Action at Universities Today
The Green University of Tomorrow
2 Making Environmental Change Happen: The Essential
Ingredients
How the University Works
Essential Ingredients for University Environmental Change
Environmental Protection Principles
Gathering and Using Data
Making Environmental Change Happen
Conclusions
3 Buildings and Grounds
Solid Waste
Energy Management
Lighting
Indoor Air Quality
Water
Maintenance
Hazardous Waste in Buildings and Grounds
The Clean Air Act
Pest Management
Grounds
Building Construction and Renovation
Special Consideration for Building and Grounds Unions
Conclusions
4 Purchasing
The Process of Purchasing Products and Services
Selecting Environmentally Friendly Products
Relying on Vendors for Action
Solid Waste Reduction
Recycled Products
Puchasing for Energy Efficiency
Printing Services and Copy Centers
Vehicle Efficiency and Alternative Fuels
Hazardous Materials in Laboratories and Studios
Nonlaboratory Hazardous Materials
The Purchasing Department as a Source of Environmental Information
Conclusions
5 Dining Services
Finding Environmental Stewardship Opportunities
Reducing the Generation of Solid Waste
Food Waste
Kitchen Equipment
Conserving Water
Selecting Foods for Low Impact
Conclusions
6 Academic Departments, Administrative Offices, and
Classrooms
Reducing Paper
Office Equipment and Supplies
Conferences, Meetings, andSpecial Events
Transportation
Curriculum
Conclusions
7 Laboratories, Research Facilities, and Studios Using
Hazardous Materials
Meeting and EXceeding Legal Requirements
Course and Research Design
Laboratory Facilities, Procedures, and Equipment
Chemical Purchasing and Storage
Waste Disposal
Art and Photography Studios
Conclusions
8 Student Activities
Advocates for Environmental Change
Students as Participants in Change
Reducing Impacts in Residence Halls
Conclusions
9 Greening the Ivory Tower
A Culture of Stewardship
Lessons from the Field
The Green University
AppendiX A. Talloire Declaration
AppendiX B. Tufts Dining Strategic Plan
AppendiX C. Dining Services Assessment Worksheet
AppendiX D. Tufts Eco Cup Decathlon
AppendiX E. List of Internet Resources
Notes
Bibliography
IndeX

What People are Saying About This

April Smith

This book presents very clear background information and detailed action steps for improving campus environmental stewardship. It is an important contribution to the field because of its 'how-to,' action-oriented approach and because of the braod spectrum of issues covered. There are very few publications available that provide thorough implementation steps for greening college campuses.

It's a great compliment to the existing body of work and is useful for a broad range of campus stakeholders, including faculty, students, and administration and staff.

From the Publisher

"As Kermit the frog says, 'it's not easy being green,' but Greening theIvory Tower certainly makes it a lot less difficult.

This comprehensiveinstruction manual for improving environmental performance on campus (orjust about anywhere), offers practical, tried-and-true advice from aseasoned expert in the field." Julian Keniry , campus ecology coordinator, National WildlifeFederation, and author of Ecodemia

Endorsement

As Kermit the frog says, 'it's not easy being green,' but Greening the Ivory Tower certainly makes it a lot less difficult. This comprehensive instruction manual for improving environmental performance on campus (or just about anywhere), offers practical, tried-and-true advice from a seasoned expert in the field.

Julian Keniry, campus ecology coordinator, National WildlifeFederation, and author of Ecodemia

Julian Keniry

As Kermit the frog says, 'it's not easy being green,' but Greening the Ivory Tower certainly makes it a lot less difficult. This comprehensive instruction manual for improving environmental performance on campus (or just about anywhere), offers practical, tried-and-true advice from a seasoned expert in the field.

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