Using a class to conduct a carbon inventory A case study with practical results at Macalester College

Using a class to conduct a carbon inventory A case study with practical results at Macalester... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the practical realities of using a college seminar to fulfill the carbon audit requirement for signatories to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and presents evidence of this approach's advantages as an educational and practical tool. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the course structure and presents research findings, based on student questionnaires on student learning outcomes. Findings – Structuring a course around a campus carbon audit has unique educational advantages for students and practical advantages for ACUPCC signatory campuses. Originality/value – This paper enumerates the concrete advantages to using a college class to conduct a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and provides evidence of valuable learning outcomes for students in such a class. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education Emerald Publishing

Using a class to conduct a carbon inventory A case study with practical results at Macalester College

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1467-6370
DOI
10.1108/14676370910972549
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the practical realities of using a college seminar to fulfill the carbon audit requirement for signatories to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and presents evidence of this approach's advantages as an educational and practical tool. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the course structure and presents research findings, based on student questionnaires on student learning outcomes. Findings – Structuring a course around a campus carbon audit has unique educational advantages for students and practical advantages for ACUPCC signatory campuses. Originality/value – This paper enumerates the concrete advantages to using a college class to conduct a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and provides evidence of valuable learning outcomes for students in such a class.

Journal

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 10, 2009

Keywords: United States of America; Higher education; Global warming; Carbon; Auditing; Sustainability planning

References

  • Towards the vision of a sustainable university
    van Weenen, H.

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