Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Incorporation of Sustainability

  • Todd LeVasseurEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_507


Incorporation of sustainability may be defined as the effort to build tertiary, university-level curricular, and co-curricular offerings as well as campus operational procedures (facilities and business operations, both) around the concepts of sustainability, sustainable development, resilience, the triple bottom line, and/or the UN Sustainable Development goals.


This entry briefly summarizes key developments in the overall incorporation of sustainability into higher education. Given space constraints, the focus will be largely on US colleges and universities. However the reader should note that significant gains in the incorporation of sustainability into higher education have been made in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and increasingly in Latin American and East/South Asian countries, as well as in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. As such, there is no monolithic story about key events, dates, leading figures, or leading programs in regard to providing...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Religious Studies Department and Environmental and Sustainability Studies ProgramCollege of CharlestonCharlestonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ulisses Azeiteiro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AveiroAveiroPortugal